Items Tagged ‘minimally invasive’

May 4, 2018

Dancing for Kyphoplasty

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I picked up something that was too heavy for me and strained my back,” says 86- year-old Ira Gawant, who struggled to find a solution for the compression fracture in his L4 vertebra. “I’m an actor but I haven’t been able to work for a year because of my back pain. It was recommended that […]

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Tags: back pain, collapsed vertebra, compression fracture, Dr. Cheryl Hoffman, featured, kyphoplasty, minimally invasive, patient stories, patient story, radiology, UCLA Interventional Neuroradiology


March 28, 2018

#1 Top Choice Surgeon

By Eagle liu91acura

I did a lot of my own research online before having parathyroid surgery. Originally I thought I would go to Tampa, Florida. But as I continued my research, I found videos of Dr. Michael Yeh. I saw that he was experienced, he had a good reputation and he was local. After an initial visit, I […]

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Tags: calcium, Doctors Day, Dr. Michael Yeh, heart condition, minimally invasive, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, surgery, vitamin D


August 7, 2017

Thrilled with the Outcome

By eschill142 eschill142

I had hypercalcemia and low vitamin D for over 10 years. A year ago I went to see my endocrinologist who said my calcium level was dangerously high. An option to correct it was surgery. I was referred to Dr. Livhits and my thyroid was biopsied. Surgery was recommended. I was glad it was minimally […]

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Tags: biopsied, calcium level, Dr. Livhits, endocrine, endocrinologist, endocrinology, hypercalcemia, low vitamin D, minimally invasive, no scar, patient stories, sore throat


A new hope: Innovative options for patients with intractable epilepsy

November 16, 2016

A new hope: Innovative options for patients with intractable epilepsy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Patients with intractable epilepsy have seizures that are difficult to control with medication. These uncontrolled seizures are a serious health condition that be potentially life-threatening. But there is hope for patients with intractable epilepsy. The UCLA Epilepsy Program is a unique program that offers multiple approaches for treating patients, from traditional surgery to innovative nonsurgical […]

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Tags: brain tissue, clinical trials, Dr. Dawn Eliashiv, Dr. Jerome Engel Jr, Dr. John Stern, electrical abnormality, epilepsy, experimental drug tria, intractable epilepsy, laser thermal ablation, medication, minimally invasive