Items Tagged ‘thyroid nodules’

May 16, 2019

Free After Years

By JJoe uclaendocrineblogger1

I was referred from my thyroid doctor to Dr. Yeh. I actually did my own research and saw all his wonderful reviews, and I also had friends who were his patients so I came in knowing that he was one of the best. I had thyroid nodules that were growing which caused my goiter to […]

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Tags: anesthesia, calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, goiter, parathyroid glands, patient stories, surgery, thyroid function, thyroid hormone levels, thyroid nodules, thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center


January 4, 2018

Today I’m A Star

By ring emmerfam

I had been visiting an endocrinologist for for the past 4 years to monitor my thyroid nodules and was advised to refrain from surgery until absolutely necessary, due to my age (I’m 89). Recently however, I developed trouble swallowing small bites of food and had to start washing them down with water. My thyroid had […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, insurance, patient stories, Santa Monica, surgery, thyroid, thyroid nodules, UCLA Medical Center


May 19, 2017

Unexpected Discovery

By rbertell rbertell

I’m a teacher and have 2 beautiful children who are grown up and self dependent. I had my thyroid removed a few weeks ago because it was found to be cancerous, and I discovered it in an unconventional way. I was in the doctor’s office for something else, and the doctor pointed out that I […]

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Tags: Dr. Micheal Yeh, nodule, nodules, patient stories, support group, thyroid, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules


August 30, 2016

Complete thyroidectomy and adjacent lymph nodes

By pismostan pismostan

I had an endocrinologist, Dr. Jelena Maletkovich, who suspected I had thyroid nodules. I had a sonogram. A second sonogram showed more calcified nodules. The fine needle aspirtation done by Dr. Yaroslav Gofnung showed Bethesdda level 5 pathology report 65-70% possibility of malignancy. The diagnosis was papillary thyroid carcinoma. Subsequent to that I was referred […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, calcified nodules, cancer, Dr. Jelena Maletkovic Barjaktarevic, Dr. Jelena Maletkovich, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Yaroslav Gofnung, endocrine, endocrinologist, lymph node, papillary thyroid carcinoma