Items Tagged ‘patient stories’

May 27th, 2017

One Year Post Op

By Vi2017 victoriauml

Today is the one year follow up post-surgery and there are no detectable levels of cancer. My TSH levels have equalized and the scar from my surgery is basically non detectable. Dr. Yeh was great and it was a simple amazing process and the recovery time was pretty quick. The recovery was 10 days before […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Micheal Yeh, endocrinologists, patient stories, post surgery, recovery time, scar, surgery, TSH levels


May 26th, 2017

My Experience with Pheochromocytoma

By ro2017 ro2017

Pheochromocytoma is not a common disease that is usually distinguishable. I found out that I had pheochromocytoma because in preparation for knee surgery they had found some abnormalities in the scan. It was only after several tests and process of elimination that they were able to narrow it down to pheochromocytoma. At first I put […]

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Tags: Dr. Micheal Yeh, knee surgery, patient stories, Pheochromocytoma, tumor


May 25th, 2017

Mother of 3, My experience with Dr.Yeh

By la2017 la2017

I’m a 41 year old mother of 3 boys and am generally pretty active. I had felt changes in my body and so I went to my general doctor who dismissed these feelings, but because I knew something wasn’t right I went to an endocrinologist who found a nodule in my thyroid. After waiting 6 […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid nodule, tumor


May 23rd, 2017

Accomodating and helpful

By geezerly geezerly

Dr. Yeh is very professional. He took out a tumor and half of my thyroid. I was very upset before but Dr. Yeh made me feel comfortable. He told me not to worry – that it would be an easy procedure. I really liked that he came to get me himself to take me to […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, patient stories, thyroid, thyroid tumor, tumor


May 22nd, 2017

Highly professional, very supportive, and very effective

By geezerly geezerly

The care was highly professional, very supportive and very effective. Dr. Yeh took out 2 parathyroid glands that were hyper. The title descriptors are true of UCLA Health in general in my experience My wife also had life saving care at UCLA.

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Tags: Dr. Micheal Yeh, hyperparathyroid, parathyroid, parathyroid glands, patient stories


May 21st, 2017

My Son’s Brain Tumor

By suzam suzam

Last year in March 2016, I received a call from the school nurse. Saying “C” is alright but I want to call because today in class he said he black out, didn’t know what was going on. The Nurse said he could possibly had a seizure, please take him in to see his doctor. I […]

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Tags: autistic children, biopsy, black outs, CT scan, Dr. Aria Fallah, emergency room, ER, high functioning autistic, hormone changes, hormones, infectious disease, Laser Surgery


May 20th, 2017

Hip Replacement Surgery

By Mike Costanza mvc57

I had much needed right hip replacement surgery on Monday the 8th at UCLA. My experience was fantastic the Dr’s and nurses who took care of me could not have been better. I am a cancer survivor so my history dictated a different path to get thru the surgery. Dr. Kamdar the lead anesthesiologist was […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, cancer, cancer survivor, Dr. Eric Johnson, Dr. Nirav Kamdar, hip replacement, patient stories, physical therapy


May 19th, 2017

Unexpected Discovery

By rbertell rbertell

I’m a teacher and have 2 beautiful children who are grown up and self dependent. I had my thyroid removed a few weeks ago because it was found to be cancerous, and I discovered it in an unconventional way. I was in the doctor’s office for something else, and the doctor pointed out that I […]

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Tags: Dr. Micheal Yeh, nodule, nodules, patient stories, support group, thyroid, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules


Sam's Love for Song (A Tribute)

May 18th, 2017

Sam’s Love for Song (A Tribute)

By Expressive Arts Therapies UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital expressiveartstherapies

This tribute is shared in honor of Samatha Surban (1/17/2006-2/10/2017). We would like to honor her special spirit, strength and love for music. Sam spent time consistently participating in Music Therapy sessions while receiving treatment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Sam LOVED music and was absolutely determined to learn guitar and master some of her […]

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Tags: cancer, Chase Child Life, child life, featured, music, music sessions, music therapy, musical instruments, patient stories, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


May 18th, 2017

Great Experience At UCLA

By AG1745 ag1674

Almost 7 years ago and found out I had cancer in one breast. I came in and saw Dr. Chen and he told me that I had cancer. It had started with my husband looking on the internet for doctors in regards to breast cancer but when I came to UCLA I felt secure and […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Dr. Chen, patient stories