patient stories

“I focus a lot of energy on treating the patient as a whole person,” explains Dr. Anne Lin, a colon and rectal surgeon at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “When I meet patients, often they already have the diagnosis of colon cancer. I talk to them about the next steps in their [...]

By uclahealth • September 4, 2020

“I went in for a routine colonoscopy, but the doctor was unable to remove a certain polyp, so they sent me to a surgeon who wanted to remove one-third of my colon,” recalls 64-year-old Linda Kama’ila, who immediately looked for a second opinion. “I would have been out of work [...]

By uclahealth • September 2, 2020

“I was one hundred percent sure I had hemorrhoids,” recalls Stephane Strouk, an avid motorcyclist who decided to get a colonoscopy in 2016 to be sure. “I woke up, and the doctor said I had stage 3C colorectal cancer. I did 37 radiation treatments, five treatments per week. You meet wonderful people [...]

By uclahealth • September 2, 2020

“In residency, I changed my focus from oncology to gastroenterology.  Instead of being on the treatment side, I could now be on the prevention side,” reveals Dr. Tina Storage, a clinical instructor at UCLA Health Burbank Primary & Specialty Care clinic.

“There was an 18-year-old who had severe [...]

By uclahealth • September 1, 2020
First diagnosed by several doctors (not UCLA associated) as prostate related but unable to relief my pain. After one year suffering pain I decided to seek help at UCLA. The urologist at UCLA diagnosed after 3 visits that not prostate is the problem and sent me to another department (Dr. [...]
By Janik • August 30, 2020
I was so anxious about delivering my baby during the COVID situation; were medical staff going to be stressed with the crisis? Would me or my baby get sick? I had nothing to worry about. Everyone was so relaxed, cordial, took their time helping me and explaining everything thoroughly. Everyone was masked [...]
By Nat • August 23, 2020
I've been living with type 2 Diabetes for many years. I give gratitude to Dr. Goldsmith, MD for the continuous genuine care & direction. This is a Dr. that looks you in the eye, tells it like it is & when I'm in consultation, it's as if I'm his only [...]
By MarcoSM • August 4, 2020
I recently had partial knee replacement surgery at UCLA Santa Monica. I cannot express in words how this procedure was such a great experience. The communication from all staff members was outstanding. If you have any concerns, the staff was there to help. You are treated as if you are [...]
By rodlan28 • June 21, 2020
We have been apart of ucla for about a year. I have been seeing Dr. Natalie Kadin ENT. Every other month I was getting sick with sinus infections as well as ear aches. Dr. Kadin is the best doctor ever she talked about different options and we decided to have [...]
By Toosvaealife911 • June 11, 2020
I am typing this 2-day postop, A huge shoutout to UCLA Surgical​ center thousand​ oaks​ CA. I have been a patient of Dr. Natalie Kadin for about 2 an​d half years. I have been​ struggling​ with​h breathing​ and allergies for about my entire life. Dr. Kadin was amazing from day [...]
By Toosvaealife911 • June 11, 2020