Items Tagged ‘surgery’

We're Here to Help

March 23, 2019

We’re Here to Help

By uclahealth uclahealth

“If I had come in six months later there was nothing they could have done,” says Kevin Brophy, who came in to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a colonoscopy and discovered he had stage four colorectal cancer. “I had a seven centimeter tumor in my rectum. There are seven signs of cancer, and I […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, chemotherapy infusions, colonoscopy, radiation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, stage four colorectal cancer, surgery


A Whole New Person

March 4, 2019

A Whole New Person

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I never thought I would be able to ride dirt bikes or BMX again,” says 22-year-old Casey Child, who came in to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center thinking he had the flu. “I was diagnosed with giant cell myocarditis, which is a rare autoimmune disease. I was on the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine for […]

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Tags: autoimmune disease, ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, giant cell myocarditis, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery, transplant, transplant surgery, ventricular assist devices


February 6, 2019

Easy

By John johnlasker

My endocrinologist referred me to Dr. Yeh and said to me, “all surgery is difficult except for this one.” The surgery was easy and the recovery was a quick process, everything went well. I am feeling perfect. I was diagnosed 4 months ago, when I was diagnosed I didn’t feel much anxiety but rather a […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


January 8, 2019

Yay for Dr. Yeh

By Red hgs3

Dr. Kim from UCLA noticed that my wife’s calcium levels were a little high. She was found to have parathyroidism through a blood test and the target was visually located through Ultrasound. We had an appointment with Dr. Yeh and decided to proceed with surgery. From the patient’s perspective, it was a very simple and […]

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Tags: blood test, calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, hormone level, parathyroidism, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology, ultrasound


December 21, 2018

My Incredible UCLA Team

By Peanut mtsandoval64

Through Lifescreen, a nodule was found on the left side of my thyroid. They told me to take it to my doctor. When I saw her, she did an ultrasound, then nothing happened. 6 months later I had still had symptoms so another ultrasound was done. But I was told my symptoms were likely just […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, Dr. Maletkovich, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, lymph nodes, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid problems, UCLA Porter Ranch, ultrasound


December 21, 2018

Decade of Maturation

By MattWF restorer

As a junior in college, I was diagnosed with full kidney failure in 2007, and went on peritoneal dialysis in 2008 (my first choice). After a major peritonitis in 2010, I had to transfer to in-center hemodialysis. After transferring clinics a few times and moving, I was offered home hemodialysis with NxStage, with was much […]

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Tags: donor kidney, home hemodialysis, hyperparathyroidism, in-center hemodialysis, kidney failure, parathyroid hormone levels, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, peritoneal dialysis, peritonitis, surgery


Be Proactive

December 12, 2018

Be Proactive

By uclahealth uclahealth

“After my mother passed away from breast cancer that metastasized to her lungs, I started getting yearly mammograms,” says Donisha Faul, who began getting mammograms at 32 years old. “In January, I was doing a self-test and felt a lump, so I immediately went to my obstetrician, who referred me to UCLA Health for a biopsy. […]

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Tags: biopsy, chemotherapy, Dr. Amy Kusske, featured, mammograms, neoadjuvant therapy, obstetrician, radiation, self-breast exam, self-test, surgery, triple negative breast cancer


November 8, 2018

From Apprehensive to Appreciative

By Jenny binchen91733

The lump in my neck was first discovered when I was getting a facial. After bringing this up with my PCP, I got an Ultrasound and a biopsy done on this nodule, which came back for thyroid cancer. Hearing the word cancer shakes you, especially when my biopsy results predicted an almost 100% likelihood of […]

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Tags: Alhambra, biopsy, cancer, Community Cancer Care, Dr. Michael Yeh, lump, patient stories, primary care physician, scar, surgery, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center


Great experience at Jules Stein outpatient surgery center

October 22, 2018

Great experience at Jules Stein outpatient surgery center

By Simi simipr

I had an eye procedure last week at the Jules Stein Outpatient Surgery Center in Westwood. My surgeon, Dr. Cynthia Boxrud, was fantastic — my eyes and eyelids look great. But I also want to give a shout-out to the rest of my care team, including Dr. Fang, nurses Hong, Jackie and Lynn and care […]

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Tags: Dr. Cynthia Boxrud, Dr. Fang, Jules Stein Outpatient Surgery Center, patient stories, surgery


When does a person need parathyroid surgery?

October 22, 2018

When does a person need parathyroid surgery?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: When does a person require parathyroid surgery? I’ve heard it discussed but don’t know much about it.    As their name implies, the parathyroid glands are located next to the thyroid gland.  You have four of them, two on each side, behind the thyroid gland in the neck.  The parathyroid glands help regulate […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid glands, parathyroid hormone, parathyroid levels, primary hyperparathyroidism, surgery