Items Tagged ‘patient stories’

September 21st, 2017

FeFe’s Experiences

By fefe fefe267

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

September 20th, 2017

When You’re in Good Hands

By Saul frairesaul

From the very beginning, Dr. Yeh made me feel very comfortable and took the time to walk me through everything, ensuring that I had a firm grasp on my diagnosis as well as the next steps of treatment. I had my daughter and wife with me for my first visit and was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism […]

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Tags: anesthesiologists, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, hyperthyroidism, nurses, patient stories, surgery, thyroid cancer

September 18th, 2017

Unfamiliar Diagnosis

By slpculvercity slpculvercity

I was referred by my internist Dr. Elizabeth Ko to Dr. Masha Lihvits for a consult regarding high Calcium counts. The results showed the need to remove a parathyroid gland. This diagnosis was unfamiliar to me, but after my initial visit with Dr. Lihvits, I was comfortable and confident that it would be a quick […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Lihvits, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, high Calcium counts, parathyroid gland, patient stories, Santa Monica, ucla endocrine cetner, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica

September 17th, 2017

Dr. Yeh’s is the Most Experienced and Talented Surgeon you can find

By Calswede teachersteve86

Dr. Yeh is one of the nicest, most professional and talented surgeons I’ve met. He made me feel very relaxed from the initial consultation, when he performed an ultrasound and laid out the different options available to me. We scheduled surgery shortly after and he took a genuine interest in my life and my diagnosis, […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgeon, endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid cancer, thyroid resection, ultrasound

September 16th, 2017

A Good Experience

By Sally rosalinda50

I had a kidney failure in 2008 and for almost 10 years I was on dialysis. Then in March of 2017 I had a transplant. Lab tests showed my parathyroid levels were very high. I was prescribed medicine and the dosage was increased from low to very high. My calcium was high and there was […]

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Tags: cancer, dialysis, Dr. Masha Lihvits, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, kidney failure, kidney transplant, pain pills, parathyroid levels, patient stories, small incision

September 15th, 2017

Fast Recovery

By baileymkirshner baileymkirshner

I received a diagnosis of papillary thyroid cancer, so I had a tumor in my thyroid that had to be removed. I got an ultrasound in June with a physician outside of UCLA and was only notified of my need for a biopsy 3 weeks after. I immediately got a biopsy and the results came […]

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Tags: biopsy, Dr. Masha Lihvits, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, post surgery appointments, procedures, solid foods, surgery, trouble swallowing

September 14th, 2017

Accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment

By farnoaga farnoaga

I have a weak immune system and various allergic responses to toxins and pollutants, which manifest themselves as an array of symptoms attributable to a number of causes. It was only when I was sent to UCLA Rheumatology that all my symptoms started to make sense in a systemic kind of way, due to Dr. […]

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Tags: active lifestyle, allergic responses, anxiety level, Dr. Mihaela Taylor, immune center, medication, nutrition, occupational therapy, patient stories, pollutants, toxins, ucla rheumatology

September 12th, 2017

recurrent hyperparathyroidism

By johnsim9284 johnsim9284

I am extremely grateful for Dr. Yeh and his entire endocrine surgery team (surgical fellows, nurse practitioners, RN’s, office staff). I am a practicing physician in Santa Barbara. Through routine testing I was told I had a recurrence of hyperparathyroidism. This came as a complete shock to me as I had a surgical “cure” over […]

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Tags: abnormal gland, abnormal parathyroid gland, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery team, endocrinologist, endocrinology, minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, Parathyroid 4D-CT Scan, parathyroid gland, patient stories, Santa Barbara

September 12th, 2017

In spite…there is still hope

By Tasha mahdinatasha

Last year I was working for an Americorps program in Sacramento. In the spring I noticed that my throat had gotten so large that I could not button my collar. I came to a graduation at USC for my brother-in-law in May and my parents noticed the difference. I had a June appointment made with […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer surgery, diet, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, iodine, iodine pill, no salt, no seafood, nodule

September 11th, 2017

A miracle

By Betty ocean

I was sick with uncontrollable diabetes. I would puff up and my face would look like a strawberry. I got Cushing’s disease. It affected my left leg and I kept falling. My bones deteriorated and I broke my ankle in 3 places. I was anxious and depressed. I had surgery for 3 adrenal tumors and […]

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Tags: active person, adrenal tumors, blood pressure medication, cortisone therapy, Cushing's disease, depressed, diabetes, Dr. Masha Livhits, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, heart attack