Items Tagged ‘parathyroid glands’

May 16, 2019

Free After Years

By JJoe uclaendocrineblogger1

I was referred from my thyroid doctor to Dr. Yeh. I actually did my own research and saw all his wonderful reviews, and I also had friends who were his patients so I came in knowing that he was one of the best. I had thyroid nodules that were growing which caused my goiter to […]

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Tags: anesthesia, calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, goiter, parathyroid glands, patient stories, surgery, thyroid function, thyroid hormone levels, thyroid nodules, thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center


Do I need parathyroid surgery?

October 22, 2018

Do I need parathyroid surgery?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: When does a person require parathyroid surgery? I’ve heard it discussed but don’t know much about it.    As their name implies, the parathyroid glands are located next to the thyroid gland.  You have four of them, two on each side, behind the thyroid gland in the neck.  The parathyroid glands help regulate […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid cancer, parathyroid glands, parathyroid hormone, parathyroid surgery


When does a person need parathyroid surgery?

October 22, 2018

When does a person need parathyroid surgery?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: When does a person require parathyroid surgery? I’ve heard it discussed but don’t know much about it.    As their name implies, the parathyroid glands are located next to the thyroid gland.  You have four of them, two on each side, behind the thyroid gland in the neck.  The parathyroid glands help regulate […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid glands, parathyroid hormone, parathyroid levels, primary hyperparathyroidism, surgery


June 14, 2018

Successful Surgery

By JS3939 bloomsong

I am very grateful for Dr.Yeh., I had complete confidence for him to perform the surgery I Needed. Very happy to be on the road to recovery 3 weeks after surgery. I would recommend Dr. Yeh to anyone who needs the removal of parathyroid glands. It was positive but I believe patients need more individual […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, parathyroid glands, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


April 17, 2018

A Patient’s Journey with MEN 1

By Steven sctanv11

I was diagnosed with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN) Type 1, which is a condition that resulted in the development of multiple tumors on my parathyroid glands. MEN Type 1 is relatively rare among the population, so I wanted to make sure I found someone who frequently deals with condition and understands its nuances. Dr. Yeh […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrinology, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN) Type 1, parathyroid glands, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, surgery, tumors, UCLA Endocrine Center


April 12, 2018

Journey with a Parathyroid Adenoma

By pickle pgerken

At my age of 84, I was a bit apprehensive going under anesthesia for surgery. However, it was the best option for me, and looking back I am happy to say that everything went smoothly. Dr. Yeh is extremely personable, and my family enjoyed interacting with him throughout the journey. 2 years ago, my blood […]

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Tags: adenoma, anesthesia, benign tumor, blood tests, calcium, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, osteoporosis, parathyroid glands, parathyroid hormone, patient stories, surgery


January 6, 2018

Be Aware but Don’t Be Afraid

By patbro pdbrooks

My doctor discovered high blood calcium levels, and he noticed it had something to do with my parathyroid. After visiting an endocrinologist, it was determined that I needed surgery to remove all or part of my parathyroid glands. The information I received at first seemed frightening – I was informed there were numerous side effects, […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, high blood calcium, parathyroid, parathyroid glands, patient stories


September 21, 2017

FeFe’s Experiences

By fefe fefe267

I was diagnosed to have parathyroidism (with higher than normal Calcium levels) through a routine blood test 5 years ago and put off treatment for a while. However, after being notified that further delay in treatment could potentially worsen symptoms of osteoporosis, I decided to go in for the surgery. Dr. Lihvits took out both […]

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Tags: blood test, calcium levels, Dr. Masha Lihvits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, osteoporosis, parathyroid glands, parathyroidism, patient stories


June 21, 2017

My Experience after Parathyroidectomy

By robbmarcia robbmarcia

I was diagnosed with a parathyroid adenoma, in which one of the growth hormones in my parathyroid glands was highly elevated. If the levels raised too high, it could eventually lead to kidney problems. I’ve been having yearly physicals and recognized that my levels of Calcium have been high for the past 3 years. Leading […]

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Tags: A1 treatment, abnormal heartbeats, blood tests, calcium, Dr. Micheal Yeh, EKG, endocrinologist, growth hormones, kidney problems, parathyroid adenoma, parathyroid glands, patient stories


May 22, 2017

Highly professional, very supportive, and very effective

By geezerly geezerly

The care was highly professional, very supportive and very effective. Dr. Yeh took out 2 parathyroid glands that were hyper. The title descriptors are true of UCLA Health in general in my experience My wife also had life saving care at UCLA.

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Tags: Dr. Micheal Yeh, hyperparathyroid, parathyroid, parathyroid glands, patient stories