Items Tagged ‘patient stories’

I Had Breast Cancer

October 15, 2019

I Had Breast Cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I found a lump on my right nipple, and thought it was nothing, but my mom had a bilateral mastectomy two years prior so I thought I should get it checked out,” recalls Adam Reid, who chose the UCLA Breast Center, Santa Monica for treatment. “Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women, but the statistics […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, featured, mastectomy, patient stories, UCLA Breast Center, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica


October 14, 2019

Adrenaline-producing Adrenal Tumor (Pheochromocytoma)

By JSL67 JSL67

I was referred to UCLA Department of Endocrine Surgery by my cardiologist after having hot flashes, sweating and high blood pressure. I had a cardiac work-up and ultrasound of my organs. A small mass was seen on my adrenal gland. i followed my doctor’s instructions and contacted UCLA. Initially seeing Dr. Michael Yeh and then […]

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Tags: endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid surgery


October 14, 2019

Dr. Livhits and my Parathyroid

By So Cal So Cal

I am feeling much better! I have no pain from the surgery and I’m healing quite well. I’m really happy that I chose Dr. Masha Livhits as my surgeon. She patiently explained everything I needed to know before the surgery and gave me good information after my surgery as to what I should follow up […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, parathyroid, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


October 14, 2019

Parathyroid surgery

By Sharon96 Sharon96

I am amazed at this brilliant, young doctor after having my parathyroid surgery. I had very little short lived pain, and a very fast recovery. If anyone out there is in need of this surgery, Dr. Masha Livhits is the one to perform it. She also has a great bedside manner. I felt very safe in […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


October 14, 2019

Life changing experience with Dr. Marsha J. Livhits

By TL TL

I have been diagnosed hypertension and chronic hypokalemia-potassium deficiency over 20 years. For over 20 years, my daily medications are included: 1 Atenolol tablet 50mg, 1 Amloodipine Besylate tablet 10 mg, 6 Klor-con 8meq tablets (potassium). I was in ER, hospitalized for days multiple times due to my potassium deficiency, at 2.5 – 2.8 (normal […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Melody Benjamin, Dr. Pouyan Famini, endocrine surgery, endocrinologist, endocrinology, endorcine, patient stories


September 30, 2019

So much easier than I thought it would be!

By Grateful Grateful

I am 75 years old who had a parathyroid surgery with Dr. Livhits. I am very pleased with Dr. Livhits bedside manner and I am amazed with the surgery she has done. I would recommend her to anyone who is having parathyroid surgery. I just loved her she was so great. I think she is […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


September 27, 2019

My journey that led me to Dr. St. John and the UCLA Head & Neck Center

By Cory Cory

Seven years ago, I noticed a small lump at the back of my throat. At a dentist appointment, I asked about it, and was sent to an ENT. The ENT sent me to have an MRI, and following that, I was sent to a surgeon at UCLA to discuss. At that time, I was told […]

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Tags: Dr. David Rapkin, Dr. Maie St. John, Mind-Body group, parapharyngeal tumor, patient stories


Hospitalist care provided relief to complex patient

September 18, 2019

Hospitalist care provided relief to complex patient

By uclahealth uclahealth

Howard Brenner had his first heart attack at 41, and soon after, became a UCLA Health patient. In the past 20-plus years, Brenner, now 67, has had various imaging studies and procedures, including the placement of nine stents to open up his coronary arteries. All of this is documented in his electronic medical record. The […]

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Boris Arbit, Dr. Ravi Dave, Hospitalists, patient stories, patient story, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, The Checkup, UCLA Health Encino


September 16, 2019

So thankful it's over!

By Simi Valley Simi Valley

For 35 years I knew I had to have my thyroid goiter removed, but the thought of someone slitting my throat and possible losing my voice, was not an option (I had small children at home). But when the goiter started pushing inward onto my esophagus and windpipe, I realized I had to do it. […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, patient stories, thyroid goiter, UCLA Endocrine Center


September 13, 2019

Parathyroidectomy

By KMW KMW

Dr. FaminiI had a parathyroidectomy at UCLA with Dr. Livhitz. Dr. Famini was my endocrinologist. I was so impressed with both of them – they were so patient, caring, smart and skilled. I cannot say enough about what a great experience it was for what is really not supposed to be pleasant haha. They explained […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhitz, Dr. Pouyan Famini, endocrinologist, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center