surgery

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 [...]
By John • February 6, 2019
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. [...]
By Red • January 8, 2019
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 [...]
By Peanut • December 21, 2018
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, [...]
By MattWF • December 21, 2018
“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 [...]
By uclahealth • December 12, 2018
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 [...]
By Jenny • November 8, 2018
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 [...]
By Simi • October 22, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • October 22, 2018
A lifelong athlete, Michael Coulter shares advice on getting through a major health hurdle Michael Coulter (No. 28) on the 1976 Rose Bowl championship Bruin football team. He maintained a high level of fitness  for decades after his athletic career, but developed heart failure in [...]
By Amy Albin • October 17, 2018
I was 9 years old when I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. My mom and aunt first noted physical changes when I was visiting my grandma in Arkansas. They noticed that my eyes were bulging, my throat was getting swollen, and that I wasn’t acting [...]
By Blue • October 17, 2018