Items Tagged ‘neurosurgery’

March 19, 2019

We Do Something Different

By uclahealth uclahealth

“The best part of the job is seeing someone happy and benefiting from the surgery,” says Dr. Luke Macyszyn, assistant professor of neurosurgery and orthopedics, pictured here with patient Flo Silverman.“Flo came in with a serious case of intradermal spinal tumor,” says Macyszyn, who specializes in spinal tumors. “Basically a tumor grew on the lining […]

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Tags: Dr. Luke Macyszyn, intradermal spinal tumor, neurosurgery, orthopedics, spinal cord, spinal tumors


February 14, 2019

Bergsneider is a rock star surgeon!

By Carl55 Carl55

Dr. Marvin Bergsneider is the consummate professional. And not only that – he is extremely kind and a Led Zeppelin fan! All very helpful when you are facing a difficult diagnosis. Amazing fact – he is married to his boss, the incomparable brain surgeon Linda Liau, who is the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery […]

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Tags: brain surgery, neurosurgery, patient stories, surgeon


From almost paralyzed to strong and pain-free

August 13, 2018

From almost paralyzed to strong and pain-free

By uclahealth uclahealth

It was September, about three years ago, when Carl Link realized that something was seriously wrong with his health. For years, Link, then 36, had been dealing with chronic back pain that radiated out from between his shoulder blades and occasionally woke him up in the middle of the night. But recently, he had noticed […]

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Tags: Dr. Adam Cavallero, Dr. Luke Macyszyn, ependymoma, neurosurgery, patient stories, patient story, primary care, primary care physician, The Checkup, Thousand Oaks, UCLA Health Thousand Oaks


UCLA doctor diagnoses teen's complex disorder, restoring her vision, ability to enjoy life

July 5, 2018

UCLA doctor diagnoses teen’s complex disorder, restoring her vision, ability to enjoy life

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

Rhianna Wilson spent her senior year of high school in and out of four San Diego hospitals, seeking relief for her vision loss, pain and debilitating headaches. At age 18, she was diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a rare genetic disorder marked by overly stretchy connective tissue. In Wilson’s case, the disorder revealed itself in […]

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Tags: adolescent medicine, blindness, brain, Chiari malformation, Ehler-Danlos Dyndrome, joint pain, neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatrics, teenager, vision loss


March 30, 2018

“AND AWAY WE GO….” BETTER DAYS ARE AHEAD

By Heaven Heaven

One evening, my husband and I decided to take a road trip, hoping to find relief. We set out on a long journey, driving over 2000.miles (Chicago to LA).. Praying that UCLA doctors will be able to shed some light on my condition. Little did we know…. the UCLA team of doctors have done just […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Anthony Heaney, Dr. David Scott, Dr. Isaac Yang, Dr. Mollie Johnston, Dr. Wong Kim, Hypopractinemia, mirgraine, neurosurgery, patient stories, pituitary adenomas


March 31, 2017

If it weren’t for Dr. Berke, I wouldn’t be having a birthday today

By g2013 g2013

I had a very bad accident with among other injuries, a serious brain injury. Because of Dr. Berke, I was able to be transferred and seen by the best specialists at UCLA. The amount of care I received at UCLA was unprecedented and phenomenal from everyone. There are so many doctors and nurses and staff […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Manuel Blanco, Dr. Paul Vespa, head and neck surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, opthalmology, otolaryngology, patient stories, reconstructive surgery


March 30, 2017

Gio’s Journey

By ronniesilveirajr ronniesilveirajr

  “Your son has epilepsy.” Four words. Four terrifying words. Heartbreaking. Devastating. It is difficult to find words that best convey what a parent feels when they receive such a diagnosis in regards to their child. A frenzy of questions and concerns enter the mind at lightning speed along with a sense of dread that […]

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Tags: brain surgery, Doctors Day, Dr. Aria Fallah, Dr. Raman Sankar, epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, featured, neurosurgery, patient stories, pediatric neurosurgery program, seizures, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


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


18-Year Brain Tumor Survivor Thriving from 3rd Awake Brain Surgery & Immunotherapy Vaccine from Dr. Linda Liau at UCLA

November 30, 2016

18-Year Brain Tumor Survivor Thriving from 3rd Awake Brain Surgery & Immunotherapy Vaccine from Dr. Linda Liau at UCLA

By jwals jwals

Jeannine Walston shares her story, with detailed information about her experience at UCLA, Dr. Liau, brain surgery, immunotherapy vaccine, and how to support research.

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Tags: awake brain surgery, blood biomarkers, brain cancer vaccines, brain tumor, brain tumors, cancer, chemotherapy, clinical trials, DCVax-L vaccine, Dr. Linda Liau MD PhD, functional brain mapping, functional MRI


A trip from a meningioma diagnose to a second life through UCLA

August 10, 2016

A trip from a meningioma diagnose to a second life through UCLA

By olgamattosd olgamattosd

On November 2015 I was diagnosed with a meningioma in my head. It was big, and surgery was the only option. The natural thing was to have had surgery at my country but a dear friend told me about Dr. Neil Martin and the embolization process used at the  Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. First […]

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Tags: Dr. Neil Martin, embolization, meningioma, neurosurgery, patient stories