Items Tagged ‘Neurology & Neurosurgery’

16 Hour Surgery

December 5, 2016

16 Hour Surgery

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was a patient here in 2006 for a 16-hour resection of a brain tumor,” says Brad Lusk, a 68-year-old neurosurgery patient who was running 60 miles per week prior to finding out he had a growing meningioma tumor. “The better shape you’re in when you go in for surgery or treatment, the better you’re […]

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Tags: brain tumor, DNA, Dr. Linda Liau, featured, featured story, focused radiation beam treatments, meningioma, meningioma tumor, Neurology & Neurosurgery, neurosurgery, patient story, radiation


July 17, 2013

The Cure

By Marco Marco

On November 2, 2008 I was involved in a motorcycle accident while riding my beautiful Ducati. My life forever changed on that day. I was admitted to the UCLA Neuro-ICU for 6 weeks. I then transferred to a sub acute skilled nursing facility for 4 months and after that to Casa Colina rehabilitation hospital for […]

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Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery, PAC, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


February 8, 2013

Baby Evan – Hemispherectomy, and new hope

By 4Evan 4Evan

This is the remarkable story of our little boy Evan, and his life with catastrophic epilepsy, and the surgical procedure hemispherectomy that saved his life. When Evan turned three months old, he was diagnosed with infantile spasms, a rare and catastrophic seizure disorder that can do so much damage very quickly, often causing him hundreds […]

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Tags: Dr. Gary Mathern, epilepsy, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, Neurology & Neurosurgery, patient stories


January 15, 2013

My brain aneurysm….

By organicart organicart

I was on the phone just chatting with my son. All of a sudden, I felt something I had never felt before. I knew it was serious, and said I had to hang up. I felt a pressure above my eyes like a visor tightening on my head, and then a loud banging like metal […]

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Tags: brain aneurysm, Dr. Reza Jahan, Neurology & Neurosurgery, patient stories, radiation oncology


January 14, 2013

Brain Cancer, mother of 4 young children.

By lovemel12 lovemel12

On November 20th, I had a seizure in the early morning and was rushed by ambulance to the ER in San Diego where after a cat scan the doctor told us that I have a mass in my brain. Then an MRI confirmed the cat scan showed a 5cm mass (the size of an egg). […]

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Tags: cancer, Neurology & Neurosurgery, patient stories


January 11, 2013

Thank you Dr Gary Mathern

By NadiaLaurensParents NadiaLaurensParents

Our daughter was born healthy. At the age of one month old she became ill with bacterial meningitis, she went on to three bouts of BM before the age of 1year old. Due to this she had brain damage, epilepsy, and severely mentally and physically delayed. She had different types of seizures, but the ones […]

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Tags: Dr. Gary Mathern, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, meningitis, Neurology & Neurosurgery, patient stories


December 3, 2012

Karrie’s Story – The Woman Who Heard Too Much

By Edna Edna

Imagine if every noise your body made echoed loudly in your brain. For nine months, Karrie Aitken, 46, couldn’t tolerate any sound, including her own voice. Each word vibrated in her head like she was trapped inside a barrel. Munching on chips was deafening. But hearing her heartbeat was the worst. “My heart pounded like […]

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Tags: Dr. Isaac Yang, Dr. Quinton Gopen, head & neck surgery, Neurology & Neurosurgery, patient stories


November 21, 2011

Jonathan’s Story – UCLA Spine Center

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Already battling multiple sclerosis for 25 years, Jonathan Horne saw things go from bad to worse when he began experiencing pain that shot through his shoulders and neck. The pain was so bad that Jonathan could barely get out of bed and needed help to do even the most simple tasks. “My wife Barbara […]

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Tags: Dr. Langston Holly, Neurology & Neurosurgery, patient stories, UCLA Spine Center