Items Tagged ‘patient stories’

February 14, 2019

Thank you

By Outdoor 2018 glennemanuel53

I am a 65 year old white male w a long history of cardiac issues. I had my 1st heart attack when I was 35 and subsequent 4 way bypass surgery at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach Ca. Additionally I had a 2nd minor heart attack when I was 49 and at that time had […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, heart, heart attack, patient stories, ventricular tachycardia


February 14, 2019

Bergsneider is a rock star surgeon!

By Carl55 chjosefssonusa

Dr. Marvin Bergsneider is the consummate professional. And not only that – he is extremely kind and a Led Zeppelin fan! All very helpful when you are facing a difficult diagnosis. Amazing fact – he is married to his boss, the incomparable brain surgeon Linda Liau, who is the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery […]

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Tags: brain surgery, neurosurgery, patient stories, surgeon


February 6, 2019

My friend, Dad*

By Oats33 wildpanther82

After my father passed away from lung & brain cancer. He’s body was donated to UCLA for research & study. I’ve been always proud to have worked for President Reagan & to know that one of u/r centers is named after him. My mother mailed me from L.A., my birth place, a cap w/d letters […]

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Tags: brain cancer, cancer, Dr. Christopher Tarnay, female bladder solutions, lung cancer, patient stories, UCLA Donated Body Program


February 6, 2019

Easy

By John johnlasker

My endocrinologist referred me to Dr. Yeh and said to me, “all surgery is difficult except for this one.” The surgery was easy and the recovery was a quick process, everything went well. I am feeling perfect. I was diagnosed 4 months ago, when I was diagnosed I didn’t feel much anxiety but rather a […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


Cardio- Heart Specialists

January 18, 2019

Cardio- Heart Specialists

By Momo52 maureen1655

Family history both parents at UCLA Santa Monica came here for bypasses lived longer till about 15 years longer. I had both till I was in my 30’s. Thank you UCLA Santa Monica for longer care for my parents. As for myself heart issues at 52 too much stress. It’s my drives to Orange County […]

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Tags: heart issues, patient stories, Santa Monica ER, UCLA Santa Monica


January 10, 2019

A Mom’s Cancer Story

By Missy miszm68

First off, I wanted to thank Dr. Gofnung and Dr. Yeh for their detection and treatment of my thyroid cancer from 2015-2016. After Dr. Gofnug detected abnormality in my ultrasound screening, I started researching for the best surgeon at UCLA and found Dr. Yeh. I chose him due to his expertise in endocrine surgery. I […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Yaroslav A. Gofnung, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


25 year celebration

January 9, 2019

25 year celebration

By Mike O michelleodwwjd

Thank you Dr Busuttil and the UCLA Liver Transplant Team! Celebrating 25 years today!

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Tags: Dr. Ronald Busuttil, featured, liver transplant, patient stories


January 8, 2019

Yay for Dr. Yeh

By Red hgs3

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


December 21, 2018

The Cherry on Top

By VT wolvy123

I was told I have hyperthyroid and referred to Dr. Livhits. My calcium level was high and in surgery Dr. Livhits found hyperparathyroid. I was in surgery for 3 1/2 hours. The surgery went really well- no swelling, no pain. Dr. Livhits did a great job and I am happy with the outcome.The cherry on […]

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Tags: calcium level, Dr. Masha Livhits, hyperparathyroid, hyperthyroidm, patient stories


December 21, 2018

I Feel Like a Different Person

By Tuxedo roselle7000

I had no health conditions – no diagnoses and no medications. I have worked in mental health and am employed by a company that owns 200 hospitals. Often in more rural areas they have trouble locating someone to be the director. I assist with this and also help them get ready for surveys. A year […]

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Tags: A-Fib, adenoma, calcium, congestive heart failure, Dr. Michael Yeh, EKG, kidney, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica