Items Tagged ‘scar tissue’

January 31, 2018

A Plus

By Mary Mary

I work for an ENT. He was buying an ultrasound machine and was testing the machine on his staff. When it was my turn, he noticed a lymph node on the right side and then on the left. He told me I should see an endocrinologist. This was late in 2010. I was diagnosed with […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, lymph node, papillary carcinoma, patient stories, scar tissue, speech problems, surgery, total thyroidectomy, ucla endocrine, ultrasound

Rare surgery helps LAPD motorcycle officer with rare injury

January 19, 2018

Rare surgery helps LAPD motorcycle officer with rare injury

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Phrenic nerve damaged in traffic accident made it difficult to breathe, potentially ending his career Collisions are not uncommon for motorcycle officers who spend most of their time on the road. Officer Eric Holtz of the Los Angeles Police Department knows this first-hand. In July 2014, Holtz was riding westbound on Saticoy Street towards Sepulveda […]

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Tags: breathing issues, diaphragm, Dr. Matthew Kaufman, Dr. Reza Jarrahy, phrenic nerve injury, plastic and reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, scar tissue, shortness of breath, surgery, UCLA Plastic Surgery