Items Tagged ‘parathyroid’

February 4, 2020

A Pleasure

By Hello Hello

After 20 years of “managing” an elevated PTH and Ca+ it became obvious that it was no longer to be managed.With no small amount of trepidation I did the necessary investigation and discovered that Dr. Masha Livhits was someone toConsult regarding the removal of the offending parathyroid. Her video presentations on the subject and references […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, parathyroid, patient stories, UCLA Endocrinology


February 4, 2020

Parathyroidectomy with Dr. Livhits

By Kris Kris

I had a wonderful result. My parathyroid levels dropped drastically immediately. I took a week off of work which was probably not necessary but it was made for a nice recovery. My scar is healing very nicely everyone says its hardly noticeable. Dr. Livhits did a fabulous job! Thank you Dr .Livhits!

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, parathyroid, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology


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


August 24, 2018

Excessive Calcium Gone

By Liz Liz

I found out from my endocrinologist that I needed a parathyroidectomy done. I have a strong aversion to surgery but my doctor decided that the adenoma on the parathyroid was large enough to potentially cause problems to the nearby area so it had to be surgically removed. I was then referred to Dr. Livhits by […]

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


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 2, 2018

Journey from a Caterpillar (Pre-Operation) to a Butterfly (Recovery)

By butterfly62 butterfly62

I have been on hemodialysis for 15 years, which gave me fluctuating parathyroid issues. Due to abnormal blood calcium levels, my nephrologist recommended that I visit Dr. Yeh. I held off on surgery for a while because I was preoccupied with another surgery the past year. Though, I knew that forgoing treatment would put me […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, blood calcium levels, cardiologist, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, heart problems, hemodialysis, nephrologist, parathyroid, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 11, 2018

A Good Success

By Teddy Teddy

My primary care doctor last January said my blood calcium was high and he suspected a parathyroid issue. I was sent to an endocrinologist who ran more tests. CAT scans were inconclusive but I was referred to Dr. Yeh. It took 6 months to get approval from my insurance company. It required letters and appeals […]

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Tags: 4D CAT scan, blood calcium, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, insurance, parathyroid, parathyroid issue, patient stories, primary care doctor, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


May 15, 2018

Rejuvenating Experience

By Senior Senior

I had kidney stone surgery which went well. Then I had a growth on the back of my head – another operation. I developed an infection and tests were run. My calcium level was high indicating a problem. My parathyroid was enlarged. I met with Dr. Livhits. She did surgery to remove it. She did […]

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Tags: calcium level, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, infection, kidney stone, kidney stone surgery, parathyroid, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


May 4, 2018

No more trips to the ER

By Nancy Nancy

I came to UCLA for a kidney transplant. They discovered a problem with my parathyroid.l My calcium level was high and I ER vihad to keep going into the ER. They tried to control it with medications but it didn’t prevent the problem. I agreed to surgery as I did not want to keep going […]

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Tags: calcium level, Dr. Michael Yeh, kidney transplant, medications, parathyroid, patient stories, surgery


May 3, 2018

Great Experience with Dr. Lihvits

By Eva Eva

If I had to describe my experience having my parathyroid removed in 2 words, I would say it was positive and seamless. Patients only see one side of the process – they are informed how things are going to happen. But, when you go behind the scenes, you can tell that there’s a lot of […]

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Tags: Anxiety, bedside manners, doctors, nurses, parathyroid, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica