Items Tagged ‘parathyroidism’

January 8, 2019

Yay for Dr. Yeh

By Red Red

Dr. Kim from UCLA noticed that my wife’s calcium levels were a little high. She was found to have parathyroidism through a blood test and the target was visually located through Ultrasound. We had an appointment with Dr. Yeh and decided to proceed with surgery. From the patient’s perspective, it was a very simple and […]

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Tags: blood test, calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, hormone level, parathyroidism, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology, ultrasound


February 12, 2018

Don’t Wait, Take Your Health Seriously

By Belle Belle

During a routine checkup last August, my primary care doctor found that I had an abnormal lump in my neck. She directed me to have a set of tests and an Ultrasound, and the results came back showing high levels of Calcium in the urine and an abnormal result in the Ultrasound image. She referred […]

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Tags: abnormal lump, cancer, CT scan, Dr. Dianne Cheung, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, high levels of Calcium, parathyroid, parathyroidism, patient stories, routine checkup


December 6, 2017

My Parathyroid Surgery Experience

By Hayley Hayley

I was diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism after getting a routine bone density scan that showed I was getting osteoporosis. After much research, I found two places where I could receive treatment for my parathyroidism – one in Florida and the UCLA endocrine center. Living in California, I decided it made much more sense to go to […]

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Tags: ambulatory care setting, bone density scan, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, hyperparathyroidism, osteoporosis, parathyroidism, patient stories, pre-operation appointment, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


September 21, 2017

FeFe’s Experiences

By fefe fefe

I was diagnosed to have parathyroidism (with higher than normal Calcium levels) through a routine blood test 5 years ago and put off treatment for a while. However, after being notified that further delay in treatment could potentially worsen symptoms of osteoporosis, I decided to go in for the surgery. Dr. Lihvits took out both […]

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Tags: blood test, calcium levels, Dr. Masha Lihvits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, osteoporosis, parathyroid glands, parathyroidism, patient stories


April 13, 2017

My parathyroidism

By yogak yogak

It was scary to be diagnosed with parathyroidism but meeting Dr. Yeh was reassuring. It all proceeded fairly quickly and went according to what he had told me. Coming out of surgery it went as I had been told. No pain. Tingling in fingers was controlled by calcium and my energy came back. I was […]

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Tags: calcium, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine surgery, energy, parathyroidism, patient stories, surgery, tingling, tingling in fingers