patient stories

Devin Dillon is the perfect example of why colorectal cancer screenings are now recommended beginning at age 45

By uclahealth • March 29, 2022

A UCLA Health patient overcame her fears to get screened for colon cancer

By Jocelyn Apodaca Schlossberg • February 25, 2022

George Happe used his transplant experience to support other recipients.

By uclahealth • February 1, 2022

Rare surgery to address congenital femoral deficiency turns ankle joint into functioning knee

By Jocelyn Apodaca Schlossberg • January 7, 2022

They say every dog has his day but only two dogs can say they’ve been Lakers for a Day. Harlow, a Golden Retriever/Lab mix, and Pierre, a French Bull Dog, received the honor in recognition of the UCLA People-Animal Connection (PAC) program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpV98zf5Nrs This program involves more than 60 dogs who, supervised [...]

By uclahealth • December 10, 2021

Being a great doctor is not just about being first in your class at Med School. It's actually much more about developing compassion, empathy, insight and care with a patient on an individual basis. Through an amazing set of fortuitous circumstances, I was introduced to Dr. Niloofar Nobakht just as I [...]

By JackBK • November 19, 2021

Providing whole-person care to cancer patients includes culturally competent mental health services

By uclahealth • October 20, 2021

'Thanks to God, I have a life to live now,’ says Osama Alharbi

By uclahealth • October 19, 2021

An endoscopic procedure performed by UCLA Health’s Dr. Alireza Sedarat gave Lavario the ability to eat and drink normally again. “I could not swallow for a year and a half,” recalls MaryAnn Levario. Levario came to UCLA Health after a failed surgery for achalasia left her unable to eat or drink. “I had [...]

By uclahealth • April 28, 2021

Claude Lagardere thought the pain in his throat was from something he had to eat. “I thought it was from a taco I’d eaten a few days before, but the hurt wouldn’t go away,” recalls Lagardere, 78, of his experience in 2018. “I was referred to UCLA Health gastroenterologist Dr. Mark [...]

By uclahealth • April 26, 2021