Items Tagged ‘total thyroidectomy’

Avocado Sized Lump

January 2, 2019

Avocado Sized Lump

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was having trouble swallowing small bits of food and I would have to wash it down with water,” says 89-year-old Mariem Emmer, who sought out endocrinologist Dr. Michael Yeh at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for surgery. “I was seeing another endocrinologist and he knew about the lump in my throat, but said he […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, enlarged thyroid gland, goiter, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, total thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology


July 6, 2018

I Survived

By Stephy Stephy

About 5 or 6 years ago I found a nodule on my neck. I wasn’t sure if it was abnormal but since I had no insurance I waited several years before I had a checkup. When I finally did, the biopsy was benign.No one told me to followup so I didn’t. But one of my […]

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Tags: benign, biopsy, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, ENT, nodule, papillary carcinoma, patient stories, radiation therapy, thyroid, total thyroidectomy


June 29, 2018

Lucky to Have Met My Physician and Surgeon

By luckyman luckyman

I received a total thyroidectomy and had 2 of my lymph nodes removed. Up until recently, I had no idea that there was an abnormality in my thyroid gland. Through my endocrinologist at UCLA Santa Monica, Dr. Shira Grock, I discovered a 2cm nodule in my thyroid. I am so thankful that she discovered this […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Shira Grock, endocrinologist, endocrinology, lymph nodes, pain medication, patient stories, surgery, thyroid gland, total thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center


January 31, 2018

A Plus

By Mary Mary

I work for an ENT. He was buying an ultrasound machine and was testing the machine on his staff. When it was my turn, he noticed a lymph node on the right side and then on the left. He told me I should see an endocrinologist. This was late in 2010. I was diagnosed with […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, lymph node, papillary carcinoma, patient stories, scar tissue, speech problems, surgery, total thyroidectomy, ucla endocrine, ultrasound


September 27, 2017

A World Class Surgeon makes a huge difference

By Lucky Lucky

In 2011 I had a total thyroidectomy for cancer. Then in March 2017 I had a second surgery but a mistake was made and the wrong part of my neck was operated on. So for my 3rd surgery I came to UCLA as Dr. Yeh had been recommended by several doctors including my endocrinologist who […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, neck block, pain medication, patient stories, thyroid cancer, total thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center


September 8, 2017

Get it out and be done with it!

By Syd Syd

I had an endocrinologist that I liked that was monitoring my hyperthyroidism but she moved away. I had new nodules but every 6 months there were more. Dr. Livhits had seen me and said no need for surgery at that time but when the risk increased to the 40% level we decided to proceed. Also […]

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Tags: benign, constant biopsies, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, hyperthyroidism, incisional pain, new nodules, no surgery, pain medicine, pathology report, patient stories