Items Tagged ‘nodules’

May 8, 2019

Thyroid Surgery

By Grateful Grateful

I had nodules that turned out to be cancer on the right side of thyroid. My endocrinologist suggested that I have the whole thyroid removed as a cautionary measure. Dr. Livhits said she would just take half of it out, why have more out when there isn’t anything suspicious on the left side. i was […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, nodules, patient stories, thyroid, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology


August 18, 2018

Parathyroid 2.0

By Nie Nie

About 15 years ago, I had surgery on my left upper parathyroid. In December 2017, I had neck pains, stiffness and difficulty swallowing. I went to urgent care and they found nodules on my right side. I saw my endocrinologist in early 2018 and had a number of tests done. A biopsy showed the nodules […]

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Tags: biopsy, calcium levels, difficulty swallowing, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, neck pains, nodules, parathyroid, parathyroid hormone, patient stories, surgery


July 5, 2018

Satisfied Patient

By Sarah Sarah

I saw my endocrinologist to talk about having to get my nodules removed. I knew this would be a risky procedure because it would be done in a very critical area so there could be a possibility that I would lose my voice. As a result, I did a lot of research on which surgeon […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, nodules, patient stories


June 22, 2018

Pain in the Neck

By Laurien Laurien

My endocrinologist referred me to Dr. Yeh when cancerous nodules were found on my thyroid for a lobepectomy. Dr. Yeh did an excellent job and was highly recommended by my endocrinologist. Dr. Yeh took time to sit with me after my surgery during recovery and my incision is very small. Everyone has been extremely nice […]

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Tags: cancer, cancerous nodules, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, nodules, patient stories, thyroid, UCLA Endocrine Center


January 31, 2018

Great Experience with Dr. Livhitz

By pt7483 pt7483

I went to see my primary care physician for my physical. I told her I would like to have an ultrasound of my carotid artery because I had a 20 percent blockage. She did the test and found out that I had a nodule on the right side of my thyroid. She ordered for me […]

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Tags: carotid artery, DNA test, Dr. Masha Livhitz, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, natal biopsy, nodules, parathyroid, patient stories, primary care physician, surgery, thyroid


December 5, 2017

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (or Los Angeles)

By Alyssa Alyssa

We knew something was wrong when I saw visible nodules in my neck. I came in to the clinic not wanting surgery and I told Dr. Yeh the moment I stepped into the office. The idea of surgery and a scar on my neck was not something I wanted, so when I first got my […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, nodules, papillary thyroid cancer, papillary thyroid carcinoma, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


May 19, 2017

Unexpected Discovery

By rbertell rbertell

I’m a teacher and have 2 beautiful children who are grown up and self dependent. I had my thyroid removed a few weeks ago because it was found to be cancerous, and I discovered it in an unconventional way. I was in the doctor’s office for something else, and the doctor pointed out that I […]

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Tags: Dr. Micheal Yeh, nodule, nodules, patient stories, support group, thyroid, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules


October 26, 2016

One lump turned into ten!

By Happy Patient Happy Patient

I’ve found a lump in my throat for maybe about 6-7 years and I wanted to get it checked to get it removed as I didn’t know what it was. I then found out it was thyroid cancer. I came to UCLA medical group and Dr. Livhits found 4 nodules as opposed to the one […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, nodules, patient stories, surgery, throat lump, thyroid cancer, thyroidectomy