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By uclahealth • July 16, 2020
I have been on hemodialysis for 15 years, which gave me fluctuating parathyroid issues. Due to abnormal blood calcium levels, my nephrologist recommended that I visit Dr. Yeh. I held off on surgery for a while because I was preoccupied with another surgery the past [...]
By butterfly62 • July 2, 2018
I have been under Dr Rastogi's care as a CKD patient for over 5 years. Ever since our first meeting at the Ronald Reagan Hospital, UCLA, I have been a great admirer of him, putting my full faith [...]
By DaveB • May 21, 2018
I had been monitoring a steady increase in blood pressure for a while but could never pinpoint its cause. Therefore, it was a relief when my nephrologist diagnosed me with hyperaldosteronism, caused by a small benign tumor on the adrenal gland. I was relieved because now there was a way [...]
By John • March 26, 2018
My name is Sou. I was a dialysis patient; I am a peritoneal dialysis nurse and I am also a kidney transplant recipient. In November 2011, I was one of the lucky patient’s to have crossed paths with the world’s best nephrologist, Dr. [...]
By soutang99 • July 26, 2017
I was born at Harbor General UCLA Medical center. In my early 20’s I was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy, eventually needing dialysis and a kidney transplant. I am eternally grateful for my UCLA Transplant team: Drs. Veale, Gritsch, Danovitch, and Singer. [...]
By saunaedwards • March 30, 2016
“There was a time where I didn’t do dialysis for a month, and I refused hemodialysis,” says Michelle Obespo-­‐Theus, whose high blood pressure led to kidney failure. She notes her biggest battle with kidney failure was ensuring that dialysis didn’t ruin her high-­profile career as a consultant for major athletes. [...]
By uclahealth • October 8, 2015
“Nothing was being done for my father. The word dialysis was thrown around, but my father was having a hard time coming to terms with [having kidney failure]. We were all resistant to the idea,” says Julie Ngo, who brought her father to
By uclahealth • October 2, 2015
“Pete had a stem cell transplant because he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and the [subsequent] prescription drug interaction is the reason he experienced kidney failure,” says Kathleen Koch-Weser, wife of Pete Koch-Weser, who started peritoneal dialysis in June of 2013. Pete adds, “I’m on [...]
By uclahealth • September 25, 2015
“I was on a gurney ready to have surgery and my blood pressure was over 200. I said that can’t be right, it must be the machine. They tried another, and it was 213,” says 83-­year‐old Arlene Dunaetz. “They couldn’t go ahead with surgery; I could have had a heart [...]
By uclahealth • September 6, 2015