Items Tagged ‘patient stories’

October 22, 2018

Emergency

By Lizb lizabethbirnbaum

Dr perry schall was my primary care physician at the Cleveland clinic. He knew exactly how to treat on symptoms of on coming asthma. I wasn’t sure about the coughing spasms I was having. He tried one treatment but didn’t give up on me and sent me directly to a pulmonologist who did diagnose asthma. […]

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Tags: asthma, Dr Perry Schall, patient stories, primary care, pulmonologist


Great experience at Jules Stein outpatient surgery center

October 22, 2018

Great experience at Jules Stein outpatient surgery center

By Simi simipr

I had an eye procedure last week at the Jules Stein Outpatient Surgery Center in Westwood. My surgeon, Dr. Cynthia Boxrud, was fantastic — my eyes and eyelids look great. But I also want to give a shout-out to the rest of my care team, including Dr. Fang, nurses Hong, Jackie and Lynn and care […]

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Tags: Dr. Cynthia Boxrud, Dr. Fang, Jules Stein Outpatient Surgery Center, patient stories, surgery


October 17, 2018

Overcoming the Grave

By Blue laniahamerie

I was 9 years old when I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. My mom and aunt first noted physical changes when I was visiting my grandma in Arkansas. They noticed that my eyes were bulging, my throat was getting swollen, and that I wasn’t acting like myself. Knowing that something was wrong, we decided to […]

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Tags: Dr. Harvey Chiu, Dr. Michael Yeh, Graves’ disease, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, medications, patient stories, pediatric endocrinologist, radioactive iodine treatment, surgery, thyroid hormone levels, UCLA Endocrine Center


October 16, 2018

A Walk in the Park

By John sandlingj

I never noticed any symptoms but some blood work showed elevated PTH. I was referred to Dr. Yeh who removed my hyperthyroid. It was quick and painless with a minimal incision. It all flowed very smoothly, everything was on time- no issues. It was a walk in the park. The surgery was 4 weeks ago. […]

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Tags: blood work, Dr. Michael Yeh, hyperthyroid, patient stories, PTH, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology


October 15, 2018

Happy with Results

By Nana linli1010intv

In 2008, my blood pressure went up after I had my first child. I exercised and it went down to normal. Then in 2011, I had my second child and it went up again. This time, exercise did not reduce it. My doctor thought it might be hormones so he sent me to Dr. Yen, […]

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Tags: blood pressure, CT scan, Dr. Michael Yeh, hormones, irregular heartbeats, medications, patient stories, surgery, tumor, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology


October 10, 2018

Reluctant but Willing

By Joyful1 pickylady140

I received my parathyroid surgery reluctantly even though in the back of my head, I knew I needed to have it. I don’t know anyone rushing into surgery and I wanted to explore other options or if surgery was really necessary. Dr. Yeh laid out all the steps and why surgery was needed. Everything was […]

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Tags: blood sugar, blood work, calcium levels, dialysis, Dr. Michael Yeh, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


October 9, 2018

TODAY IS A GOOD DAY!

By DK smia347

BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE. I HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED BY MY DOCTOR AND TALKS ABOUT HIM CONSTANTLY. ALL HIS PATIENTS ARE GOOD. I CAME HERE AND I MET HIM AND HE IS VERY SMART, YOUNG, VERY INTELLIGENT. HE TALKED TO ME HE TOOK DOWN MY PAST MEDICAL HISTORY. I HAD A LITTLE BIT PROBLEM WITH MY VOICE BUT […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, patient stories, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


October 8, 2018

Trust UCLA and Your Doctors

By marco markbrownapt

I met with Dr. Livhits and she explained that I had a tumor on my adrenal gland. Having the tumor removed would regulate my potassium levels and blood pressure, so she recommended surgery. I am visiting 10 days following surgery and my blood pressure has gone down. My potassium level has improved and is getting […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, adrenal gland tumor, blood pressure, Dr. Masha Livhits, patient stories, potassium levels, surgery, tumor, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


October 5, 2018

A Pastor’s Voice and Life Preserved

By Anna K. agkpk2

Posted on behalf of my father, a patient of Dr. Yeh: I wanted to take the opportunity to write about my and my family’s experience with Dr. Michael Yeh as he has been such a blessing in our lives. In 2014, I was diagnosed with stage 4 thyroid cancer that had spread into my neck […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, ENT/thyroid surgeon, laryngeal nerve, patient stories, postoperative care, stage 4 thyroid cancer, thyroid cancer, tumor, visible scars


October 4, 2018

Faboulous Adrenal Surgery Success

By Marco markgerber

I want to pass along my story as an encouragement to others that may have been told they need surgery from the UCLA team. Not only have I experienced a perfect surgery preparation and recovery but the removal of my adrenal gland which had a benign growth has completely eliminated my diabetic condition. quite miraculous […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, diabetic condition, endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology