surgery

“I had a cholesteatoma, which is a growth in the ear that breaks all your ear stuff,” says Kenneth Sadler, who came to UCLA Health in 1995. “I’ve had five surgeries in the last 21 years and the cholesteatoma’s gone now. I’ve had surgeries to remove the cholesteatoma, but it [...]
By uclahealth • September 17, 2018
A couple years ago, I started having abdominal pain on my left side every couple of months, so I went to the doctor and they found a 4 cm cyst. They initially told me that I would not need surgery and that it would pop on its own. However, the [...]
By Mark • September 13, 2018
I did not experience any symptoms but since I have scoliosis, I had some xrays that revealed some osteopenia. My primary care physician ran some tests and noticed my calcium was high. He referred me to an endocrinologist who ran a scan and then referred me to
By Lefty • September 12, 2018
In July 2017, I had a sore throat as did my daughter. I took her to Urgent Care where they swabbed our throats to look for strep throat. The swabs were negative but the PA noticed an enlarged thyroid. She suggested that the next time I saw a doctor I [...]
By Amster • September 8, 2018
When Pichona was f-sister went to the 4, her older half sister went to the hospital due to pain in her back. She had an ultrasound and was found to be positive for a genetic cancer. So, they wanted to see if siblings had the same issue. Since they weren't [...]
By Pichona • September 5, 2018
I knew that I needed to get a procedure done to remove a large nodule in my neck about 5-6 years ago. I went to see an endocrinologist and had a biopsy done a couple of times that revealed that it was not cancerous. I talked to a naturalist doctor [...]
By The Brave Russian • August 28, 2018
I started feeling discomfort in my neck and went to see my thyroid doctor. The doctor felt lumps and sent me for an ultrasound. Tumors were seen so I was sent for a biopsy. They told me I had thyroid cancer. I was referred to
By Maria • August 25, 2018
A couple of years ago, I got tired very easily and had low energy. At first I thought it might be getting older or stress at work but eventually I went to the doctor. I was told after test that my potassium was low. This was in 2016. At the [...]
By Hong • August 25, 2018
I found out from my endocrinologist that I needed a parathyroidectomy done. I have a strong aversion to surgery but my doctor decided that the adenoma on the parathyroid was large enough to potentially cause problems to the nearby area so it had to be surgically [...]
By Liz • August 24, 2018
I originally had heart palpitations which is when I found out I had hyperthyroidism. I was then referred to an endocrinologist when they discovered that my thyroid levels were really high. That was when I found out I needed a total thyroidectomy done. I felt very [...]
By David • August 23, 2018