Items Tagged ‘thyroid’

April 29, 2018

I Won the Lottery

By Jennifer Jennifer

I was having a routine check with my gynecologist when she found a thyroid nodule. For about a year before I had been feeling anxiety but another doctor had dismissed it and told me I was fine. I won the lottery when I saw someone who understood hormones. I met Dr. Masha Livhits for a […]

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Tags: Anxiety, Dr. Masha Livhits, gynecologist, hormones, lymph nodes, patient stories, routine check, thyroid, thyroid nodule


April 18, 2018

Pleased Patient

By June June

Because of issues with my thyroid I was feeling foggy. I had mixed feelings about having surgery. Dr. Yeh came highly recommended and he didn’t disappoint. He calmed me down. When I went in for the surgery everyone was understanding. They knew I was nervous. They explained everything and double checked that I understood what […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, UCLA Endocrine Center


February 3, 2018

Cats Meow

By OS OS

My experience has been really good with Dr. Yeh. Ive had issues with my thyroid since my thirties because I had thyroid nodules. Ive been taking thyroid replacements. They went in and did a thyroidectomy and it was so large that it was pressing against my windpipe. The other issue is that I had a […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrine surgery, patient stories, thyroid, thyroid cancer, thyroid replacements, UCLA Endocrinology, windpipe


January 31, 2018

Great Experience with Dr. Livhitz

By pt7483 pt7483

I went to see my primary care physician for my physical. I told her I would like to have an ultrasound of my carotid artery because I had a 20 percent blockage. She did the test and found out that I had a nodule on the right side of my thyroid. She ordered for me […]

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Tags: carotid artery, DNA test, Dr. Masha Livhitz, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, natal biopsy, nodules, parathyroid, patient stories, primary care physician, surgery, thyroid


January 13, 2018

Surprise Diagnosis

By DrewR DrewR

My GP felt my neck at a routine physical and thought it felt a little thick. I had a biopsy done and the results were benign. However, I had to have the left thyroid removed because it was so enlarged. After the surgery they found thyroid cancer in a lymph node. Dr. Livhits called me […]

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Tags: benign, biopsy, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhitz, enlarged thyroid, lymph node, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid cancer


January 5, 2018

I’m So Glad I Didn’t Wait Any Longer

By Jules Jules

During a routine physical in 2007, my doctor noticed something around my thyroid region and recommended that I begin monitoring it with an endocrinologist. At my endocrinologist, I received an Ultrasound where by chance, he discovered that I had an enlarged parathyroid gland. Through a blood test, I found out that my blood Calcium levels […]

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Tags: blood calcium levels, blood test, bone density, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine surgeon, endocrinologist, enlarged parathyroid gland, exercise, kidney stones, osteoporosis, patient stories, pre-op


January 4, 2018

Today I’m A Star

By ring ring

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


December 4, 2017

Great Experience

By w91029 w91029

I was admitted to UCLA hospital with a number of diseases which I attribute to a hyperthyroid which caused me to get very sick in July. In august I went to Ronald Reagan and spent two and half weeks then in rehab. Came home and I wasn’t getting better, and ended up seeing a different […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, Dr. Masha Livhitz, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, heart failure, heart test, hyperthyroid, immune system, operating room, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


November 6, 2017

Not necessarily the 4th of July Celebration my wife and I were expecting

By Stu Stu

On July 4th 2016, my wife and I were driving home from a concert and got into a terrible car accident. We were both injured and were taken to a local hospital. We decided to hire an attorney that recommended that we have MRIs done due to aches and pains as a result of the […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, MRI, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, ucla endocrine


September 17, 2017

Dr. Yeh’s is the Most Experienced and Talented Surgeon you can find

By Calswede Calswede

Dr. Yeh is one of the nicest, most professional and talented surgeons I’ve met. He made me feel very relaxed from the initial consultation, when he performed an ultrasound and laid out the different options available to me. We scheduled surgery shortly after and he took a genuine interest in my life and my diagnosis, […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgeon, endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid cancer, thyroid resection, ultrasound