Items Tagged ‘pain medication’

June 29, 2018

Lucky to Have Met My Physician and Surgeon

By luckyman luckyman

I received a total thyroidectomy and had 2 of my lymph nodes removed. Up until recently, I had no idea that there was an abnormality in my thyroid gland. Through my endocrinologist at UCLA Santa Monica, Dr. Shira Grock, I discovered a 2cm nodule in my thyroid. I am so thankful that she discovered this […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Shira Grock, endocrinologist, endocrinology, lymph nodes, pain medication, patient stories, surgery, thyroid gland, total thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center

Codeine isn't safe for kids. Here's how doctors can ease pain instead

December 7, 2017

Codeine isn’t safe for kids. Here’s how doctors can ease pain instead

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Five years ago the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared codeine unsafe for treating post-surgical pain in children, such as surgery to remove the tonsils or adenoids. But years later, some doctors still prescribe codeine for children, a potentially dangerous practice, says Dr. Nina Shapiro, director of pediatric otolaryngology at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Codeine […]

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Tags: acetaminophen, codeine, Dr. Nina Shapiro, ibuprofen, oxycodone, pain, pain management, pain medication, tonsillectomy, tonsils

October 3, 2017

Happy Ending

By Bridgetci Bridgetci

I had a lump and was told there was a 50-50 chance it was cancer. I was told by someone that I needed surgery for complete removal. Dr. Livhits was very positive. She said that although there was a chance a second surgery could be needed that if I wanted partial removal it made sense […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, endocrinology, pain medication, patient stories, precancerous lump, second surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center

September 27, 2017

A World Class Surgeon makes a huge difference

By Lucky Lucky

In 2011 I had a total thyroidectomy for cancer. Then in March 2017 I had a second surgery but a mistake was made and the wrong part of my neck was operated on. So for my 3rd surgery I came to UCLA as Dr. Yeh had been recommended by several doctors including my endocrinologist who […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, neck block, pain medication, patient stories, thyroid cancer, total thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center