Items Tagged ‘surgeon’

February 14, 2019

Bergsneider is a rock star surgeon!

By Carl55 Carl55

Dr. Marvin Bergsneider is the consummate professional. And not only that – he is extremely kind and a Led Zeppelin fan! All very helpful when you are facing a difficult diagnosis. Amazing fact – he is married to his boss, the incomparable brain surgeon Linda Liau, who is the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery […]

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Tags: brain surgery, neurosurgery, patient stories, surgeon

September 19, 2018

Thanks from Afar!

By Libby Libby

Dr. St. John is the rare type of surgeon who possesses both exceptional skill in the operating room and an extraordinary capacity for empathy and kindness beyond it. When we talked, she truly listened, and her entire team treated me with kindness and respect. When I was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer, […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, Dr. Maie St. John, head & neck surgery, patient stories, surgeon

February 7, 2018

No More Fatigue


The physical effects of high blood Calcium levels progressively worsened over the past year, as I started feeling fatigued all the time. As a physical therapist, I’m normally very active and in my free time I enjoy participating in physical activity. However, I began to falling asleep at work and feeling low on energy. My […]

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Tags: abdominal cramping, anesthesia, blood tests, calcium, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, fatigue, frequent urination, high blood calcium, patient stories, physical therapist

January 12, 2018


By Terry777 Terry777

When I was first diagnosed with hyperthyroidism I was experiencing a lot of symptoms that I couldn’t explain and with my diagnoses I gained a sense of sanity as there was now a concrete explanation as to why I was feeling this way. I had a lot of confidence in the outcome of my treatment […]

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Tags: Dr. David Ahn, Dr. Masha Livhits, hyperthyroidism, patient stories, surgeon, symptoms, UCLA endocrinologist

January 11, 2018

Worth It

By Daylin Daylin

I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. That was very stressful but when a doctor explains things to you the knowledge helps. You need to pick the best surgeon – they will tell you your options for surgery. Decisions are made on a case to case basis. Some need a lobectomy. In my case, the left […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, lobectomy, patient stories, surgeon, thyroid cancer

September 27, 2017

The UCLA Gender Health Program Rules!

By Asa Asa

I found The Gender Health Program when I was referred by my surgeon to get a pre-op examination. I was nervous at first, because going to the doctor can be really stressful when you’re transgender. However, the program was so nice and cool! Everybody was really respectful and made sure I was comfortable, and Dr. […]

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Tags: Dr. Amy Weimer, LBGQT, LBGQT Community, patient stories, pre-op examination, surgeon, The Gender Health Program, transgender, transgender-friendly care provider

200 hearts mended and counting

August 7, 2017

200 hearts mended and counting

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My dad was a pediatrician, and he was my hero. My very first year as an intern here, he got sick and passed away. After I finished my training, I went back to Peru, where my parents are from, and talked to one of the doctors in the hospital there,” says Dr. Juan Alejos, clinical […]

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Tags: cardiologist, congenital heart disease, Dr. Juan Alejos, featured, pediatric cardiology, pediatrician, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgeon, UCLA Pediatric Heart Transplant Program, US News, volunteer surgeons

May 29, 2017

Calming and Assuring Experience

By Jo2017 Jo2017

Once I found about the mass that I had I came to Dr. Livitz. The experience was very calming and self-assuring. She answered all my questions and told me about the surgical procedure that was recommended and I was put at ease immediately. I felt really good going into the surgery. Once the surgery was […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livitz, laparoscopic surgery, large incision, patient stories, rare cases, surgeon, surgery, surgical procedure

November 28, 2016

Cancer and comedy both start with C.

By laura12 laura12

Identifying Marks I had known for about five years I was dying. I just couldn’t get the doctors to agree with me. Being a highly organized person, I began to plan effectively for the event. I took out both life and paycheck insurance. I disposed of my high school diaries and old love letters, so […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, lymph nodes, parathyroid disease, patient stories, radiation, Reaven's Syndrome, scar, scars, support group

November 14, 2016

A second chance – UCLA Endocrine Center “Got It Right”!

By one happy camper one happy camper

Having been to both the world famous center for parathyroid surgery in Florida and the Ronald Reagan Medical Center of UCLA, I feel I am in a position to offer my opinion on my experiences. After having surgery at the aforementioned, and then discovering that I wasn’t completely cured after my parathyroidectomy, I researched further […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, parathyroid surgery, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, surgeon