Items Tagged ‘patient story’

Kidney Fair - Above and Beyond

June 12, 2018

Kidney Fair – Above and Beyond

By ZachJ zach_jacobs

As a medical student, it was truly a pleasure to attend and volunteer at the 2018 Kidney Fair at the Beach! To me, the fair represents UCLA Health and specifically Dr. Rastogi and his CORE Kidney Program going above and beyond for their patients. It is an important reminder that the practice of medicine should […]

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Tags: CORE Kidney Program, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, featured, patient stories, patient story, UCLA Kidney Health Fair


Severely damaged face saved by THE best; Dr. Reza Jarrahy!

May 29, 2018

Severely damaged face saved by THE best; Dr. Reza Jarrahy!

By Bella27 bellagolestan

In April of 2017 I got into a severe, nearly fatal ATV accident in Greece whilst studying abroad. I was studying abroad at Oxford University in Oxford, England. During the time of the accident I was on spring break and vacationing in Greece. The accident happened on the island of Mykonos. I do not have […]

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Tags: bone grafting, broken jaw, Dr. Kodi Azari, Dr. Reza Jarrahy, facial fractures, featured, liver laceration, loss of bone, missing teeth, oral implants, partial denture, patellar fracture


Power of saving & sharing Life!

May 21, 2018

Power of saving & sharing Life!

By DaveB dbora333

I have been under Dr Rastogi’s care as a CKD patient for over 5 years. Ever since our first meeting at the Ronald Reagan Hospital, UCLA, I have been a great admirer of him, putting my full faith and trust in his hands as my Life saver! I was amazed that as a medical professional […]

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Tags: Chronic Kidney Disease, CKD patient, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, featured, kidney diseases, Kidney Fair, nephrologist, patient stories, patient story, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Molly's Journey

May 9, 2018

Molly’s Journey

By Molly buznbea

Molly C., like many members of her family forefathers suffers from a genetic disease known as Polycystic Kidney Disease. Molly initially experienced a slow deterioration of her kidney function and by March 2016 was faced with the harsh reality that her kidneys were only working at 13% of their capability. Molly was in need of […]

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, featured story, kidney transplant, patient stories, patient story, peritoneal dialysis treatment, polycystic kidney disease


May 4, 2018

Dancing for Kyphoplasty

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I picked up something that was too heavy for me and strained my back,” says 86- year-old Ira Gawant, who struggled to find a solution for the compression fracture in his L4 vertebra. “I’m an actor but I haven’t been able to work for a year because of my back pain. It was recommended that […]

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Tags: back pain, collapsed vertebra, compression fracture, Dr. Cheryl Hoffman, featured, kyphoplasty, minimally invasive, patient stories, patient story, radiology, UCLA Interventional Neuroradiology


Sharing Hearts, Sharing Surgeries

February 14, 2018

Sharing Hearts, Sharing Surgeries

By uclahealth uclahealth

“She was the one who fell in love with me and I have never regretted being married,” says Rudolph Loebel, who found out he needed a trans-catheter aortic valve replacement and that his wife, Rachel Loebel, needed one as well. “They operated on me and my wife on exactly the same part. We didn’t need […]

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Tags: Dr. Olkay Aksoy, Dr. William Suh, featured, heart disease, Heart Month, patient story, TAVR, trans-catheter aortic valve replacement, Valentine’s Day


Some men are shy about their health, but these three went to get vasectomies together

March 23, 2017

Some men are shy about their health, but these three went to get vasectomies together

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

While many men shy away from discussing their health concerns with one another, three longtime friends from Los Angeles decided to take a new approach to the very personal matter of birth control. With the encouragement of their wives, Paul Diaz, John Lambrechts and Basilio Santangelo recently did something unusual for guys: they decided to […]

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Tags: birth control, Dr. Jesse Mills, March Madness, men's health, NCAA basketball tournament, patient, patient care, patient story, patients, reproductive health, sterilization surgery, The Men's Clinic


16 Hour Surgery

December 5, 2016

16 Hour Surgery

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was a patient here in 2006 for a 16-hour resection of a brain tumor,” says Brad Lusk, a 68-year-old neurosurgery patient who was running 60 miles per week prior to finding out he had a growing meningioma tumor. “The better shape you’re in when you go in for surgery or treatment, the better you’re […]

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Tags: brain tumor, DNA, Dr. Linda Liau, featured, featured story, focused radiation beam treatments, meningioma, meningioma tumor, Neurology & Neurosurgery, neurosurgery, patient story, radiation


From Hole in Heart to Sharing Hope

December 5, 2016

From Hole in Heart to Sharing Hope

By uclahealth uclahealth

I was the picture of health, and I stopped off at a store to browse. I completely fainted.

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Tags: clot, featured story, heart, Heart Month, neuro rehab center, patent foramen ovale, patient stories, patient story, recovery, stroke, volunteer


There is so much to say about how the surgery has made me the person I am today

October 25, 2016

There is so much to say about how the surgery has made me the person I am today

By uclahealth uclahealth

Gina’s Story Total Lost: 160 pounds* Since the surgery and my weight loss, I’ve noticed little changes in the way people respond to me, like opening a door for me. People wouldn’t do something like that before. They would barely acknowledge me, but now they’ll open a door or are more willing to do something […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, diets, eating plans, exercise, gastric-bypass surgery, loss weight, patient story, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, weight loss