Items Tagged ‘parathyroid surgery’

November 6, 2018

I Feel Amazing

By RamonaM craftyladyramona

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 kerryfvces

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 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

October 10, 2018

Reluctant but Willing

By Joyful1 pickylady140

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 cgcantello

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 liu91acura

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

December 3, 2017

The Most Hesitant

By Maria thebestofbest1

I have been healthy all my life so finding out that I had a disease and needed surgery was very alarming to me. I didn’t want to believe it and started doing research on my computer. It all kept pointing back to surgery. But I was still hesitant as I had always believed surgery was […]

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

November 4, 2017


By gfamily ganemfamilyemail

Both my daughter and I received surgery with Dr. Yeh. I had a parathyroid surgery years ago, and it went very successfully. When we found out that my daughter had thyroid cancer, the decision to return to Dr. Yeh was an easy one because of prior positive experiences. We were blown away by Dr. Yeh […]

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Tags: anesthesia, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, Maddie's Room, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine

October 1, 2017

My wonderful thyroid experience

By Happy ejonesplayspiano

I had known Dr. Yeh as he did parathyroid surgery on my granddaughter when she was 5 months pregnant. I believe he saved both lives. My endocrinologist in Bakersfield did an ultrasound that found a tumor of 4.3 cm (it went up to 6 cm.) He suggested I come to UCLA for surgery. He mentioned […]

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Tags: benign, difficulty sleeping, Dr. Michael Yeh, drooling, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, fibromyalgia, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, pre-cancer, surgery, swallowing

November 14, 2016

A second chance – UCLA Endocrine Center “Got It Right”!

By one happy camper one happy camper

Having been to both the world famous center for parathyroid surgery in Florida and the Ronald Reagan Medical Center of UCLA, I feel I am in a position to offer my opinion on my experiences. After having surgery at the aforementioned, and then discovering that I wasn’t completely cured after my parathyroidectomy, I researched further […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, parathyroid surgery, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, surgeon