Items Tagged ‘parathyroid surgery’

October 14, 2019

Dr. Livhits and my Parathyroid

By So Cal So Cal

I am feeling much better! I have no pain from the surgery and I’m healing quite well. I’m really happy that I chose Dr. Masha Livhits as my surgeon. She patiently explained everything I needed to know before the surgery and gave me good information after my surgery as to what I should follow up […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, parathyroid, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


October 14, 2019

Parathyroid surgery

By Sharon96 Sharon96

I am amazed at this brilliant, young doctor after having my parathyroid surgery. I had very little short lived pain, and a very fast recovery. If anyone out there is in need of this surgery, Dr. Masha Livhits is the one to perform it. She also has a great bedside manner. I felt very safe in […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


September 30, 2019

So much easier than I thought it would be!

By Grateful Grateful

I am 75 years old who had a parathyroid surgery with Dr. Livhits. I am very pleased with Dr. Livhits bedside manner and I am amazed with the surgery she has done. I would recommend her to anyone who is having parathyroid surgery. I just loved her she was so great. I think she is […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


On Santa's 'Nice List'

September 1, 2019

On Santa’s ‘Nice List’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’d had a ton of kidney stones, and nobody was really sure why,” says Santa Claus, a child advocate and patient who came into the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a parathyroidectomy. “One urologist suggested I have a blood calcium level test and it turned out I had an abnormally high blood calcium level. […]

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Tags: endocrine, endocrine surgery, featured, Masha Livhits MD, parathyroid surgery, parathyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center


November 6, 2018

I Feel Amazing

By RamonaM RamonaM

I came down to UCLA because I found out that I had hyperparathyroidism and started researching what it was because I never heard of it before. I learned that surgery wasn’t difficult but tricky so I had to find a specialist for parathyroid surgery. I started looking for someone in the LA area and ran […]

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Tags: blood work, bone density, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, hyperparathyroidism, MRI, nuclear scan, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


October 31, 2018

Calcium Fixup

By Pat Pat

Since I am a Type II diabetic, I have lots of blood tests. Although I didn’t feel any symptoms, my thyroid was “wacky” and my calcium levels kept going up. I was referred to Dr. Livhits who is lovely and her assistants are great. She did parathyroid surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago. I stayed in […]

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Tags: calcium levels, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, thyroid, Type II diabetes, UCLA Endocrine Center


Do I need parathyroid surgery?

October 22, 2018

Do I need parathyroid surgery?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

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


October 10, 2018

Reluctant but Willing

By Joyful1 Joyful1

I received my parathyroid surgery reluctantly even though in the back of my head, I knew I needed to have it. I don’t know anyone rushing into surgery and I wanted to explore other options or if surgery was really necessary. Dr. Yeh laid out all the steps and why surgery was needed. Everything was […]

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Tags: blood sugar, blood work, calcium levels, dialysis, Dr. Michael Yeh, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


June 13, 2018

Best of the Best

By GC939 GC939

I think Dr. Yeh has great bedside manner he was very cordial and friendly. He’s the type of person that you feel like you’ve known for a while even though you just met him. He’s very open and honest and I would highly recommend him for anyone that needs parathyroid surgery. I was glad that […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


March 28, 2018

#1 Top Choice Surgeon

By Eagle Eagle

I did a lot of my own research online before having parathyroid surgery. Originally I thought I would go to Tampa, Florida. But as I continued my research, I found videos of Dr. Michael Yeh. I saw that he was experienced, he had a good reputation and he was local. After an initial visit, I […]

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Tags: calcium, Doctors Day, Dr. Michael Yeh, heart condition, minimally invasive, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, surgery, vitamin D