Items Tagged ‘parathyroidectomy’

September 13, 2019

Parathyroidectomy

By KMW kwood

Dr. FaminiI had a parathyroidectomy at UCLA with Dr. Livhitz. Dr. Famini was my endocrinologist. I was so impressed with both of them – they were so patient, caring, smart and skilled. I cannot say enough about what a great experience it was for what is really not supposed to be pleasant haha. They explained […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhitz, Dr. Pouyan Famini, endocrinologist, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, 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


June 26, 2019

Hope and Encouragment

By Kathleen gouda52

I was a Kaiser patient 2 and a half year ago, I had an unsuccessful parathyroidectomy. I had osteopenia and getting worse. After an unsuccessful parathyroidectomy, they did a test to find where it was. Then I was referred to a surgeon who discouraged further surgery. When I turned 65 I had a onetime opportunity […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, osteopenia, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


Santa Visits Dr. Livhits

June 24, 2019

Santa Visits Dr. Livhits

By SANTA santaclaus

I’m writing to commend UCLA Health, the UCLA Endocrine Center & the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for my recent successful minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. Dr. Masha Livhits and Dr. Lauren Orr reviewed the pre-op material submitted by my General Practitioner in Alaska, personally examined, and successfully operated on me less than a week ago. And, […]

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Tags: Dr. Lauren Orr, Dr. Masha Livhits, featured, high blood calcium level, kidney stones, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid glands, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Endocrine Center


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