Items Tagged ‘parathyroidectomy’

December 21, 2018

Decade of Maturation

By MattWF restorer

As a junior in college, I was diagnosed with full kidney failure in 2007, and went on peritoneal dialysis in 2008 (my first choice). After a major peritonitis in 2010, I had to transfer to in-center hemodialysis. After transferring clinics a few times and moving, I was offered home hemodialysis with NxStage, with was much […]

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Tags: donor kidney, home hemodialysis, hyperparathyroidism, in-center hemodialysis, kidney failure, parathyroid hormone levels, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, peritoneal dialysis, peritonitis, surgery

September 6, 2018

Fatigue is Gone!

By Baby nurse triciarn

I had extreme fatigue. I am usually energetic but I found I needed naps. I am a nurse who was working 12 hour shifts but had to reduce it to 8 hours. My calcium level was high and so was my parathyroid level. I had osteoporosis. My endocrinologist said I needed a parathyroidectomy and that […]

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Tags: aromatherapy, calcium level, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, extreme fatigue, osteoporosis, parathyroid level, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center

August 24, 2018

Excessive Calcium Gone

By Liz e2unlimited

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

July 2, 2018

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

By butterfly62 tracymays16

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

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

June 23, 2017

Parathyroidectomy Experience

By paulgomes paulgomes

So this was my first experience any surgery at all and I was pretty apprehensive of the whole process going in, but Dr.Yeh was very comforting and reassured me that the procedure was relatively painless and would be very affective and long term enhance my lifestyle. My procedure was a parathyroidectomy. I went into surgery […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, parathyroidectomy, patient stories

May 28, 2017

Great Experience with Dr.Yeh

By j2017 jillbradbury

My procedure was a parathyroidectomy for high calcium. I had a great experience, and Dr. Yeh was very easy to talk to and caring. It was a really easy surgery with no pain and minimal scarring. Overall it was a very positive experience.

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Tags: Dr. Micheal Yeh, high calcium, minimal scarring, no pain, parathyroidectomy, patient stories

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

November 14, 2016

Parathyroidectomy a Success

By parathyroidpateient parathyroidpateient

For practically five years my calcium levels have consistently increased. I saw three endocrinologists, none of whom could locate a growth on any scan. The last one said the issue could be found so she referred me to Dr. Yeh. I saw Dr. Yeh and after an ultrasound and seistimebe scan he found the growth […]

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Tags: calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologists, parathyroid surgery, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, seistimebe scan, ultrasound

October 10, 2016


By blue2micron blue2micron

During a routine exam, my primary doctor noticed an elevated blood calcium level and referred me to the UCLA endocrinology department for diagnosis. My initial appointment resulted in a diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism, which subsequent testing confirmed. After educating myself about the disease, it seemed that surgery was the only real option. I did extensive […]

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Tags: blood calcium level, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, parathyroidectomy, patient stories