UCLA Endocrine Center

I have been healthy all my life so finding out that I had a disease and needed surgery was very alarming to me. I didn't want to believe it and started doing research on my computer. It all kept pointing back to surgery. But I was still hesitant as I [...]
By Maria • December 3, 2017
I had a routine test - a blood panel- and was told my calcium level was high. I was referred to an endocrinologist who told me I needed to have it out. I did my own research and confirmed that my parathyroid needed to be removed. My daughter has been [...]
By Pursuit • December 2, 2017
1 1/2 years ago my primary doctor said my calcium level was high. He referred me for a nuclear scan which showed I had an adenoma. But the doctor never followed up after that so nothing happened. When I next went to see him, he again said my calcium was [...]
By Bob • December 2, 2017
After diagnosis I did a lot of research on the internet and saw diagrams - and by accident a complete surgery which frightened me. But when I saw Dr. Livhits, she made me feel more comfortable. I entered the hospital with my husband at my [...]
By Scared • December 1, 2017
“My body has a long-term history of growing fatty lumps that are not cancer,” says Lucinda Walker, who had been monitoring a growing thyroid nodule for seven years with UCLA before seeking out Dr. Masha Livhits to discuss surgery. [...]
By uclahealth • November 30, 2017
I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, which tends to be rare for someone my age because I'm only 22. In contrast to the lack of symptoms most people have, I was experiencing some pain in my neck that led me to visit a [...]
By Sara • November 29, 2017
I wanted to come to UCLA because they have the best doctors, the best equipment and are the most up-to-date. I only trust UCLA. People treated me so well from the receptionist on. Dr. Livhits is an angel. She answered all my questions. I felt [...]
By Meche • November 29, 2017
From the time I contacted UCLA through surgery, UCLA was organized, right on, polite and answered all questions. On the day of surgery, everything went smoothly. Dr. Yeh and his assistant asked if I had any concerns but I had no anxiety. Dr. Yeh [...]
By Peggy • October 6, 2017
Prior to coming here, I had a hard time swallowing solid food. It felt like I was choking. It turned out I had large nodules. Dr. Sarah Kim sent me to Dr. Yeh and I had surgery. [...]
By Al • October 5, 2017
Every step of the way was very reassuring. Dr. Yeh is such a positive warm person. He looks at you deeply rather than superficially. The nurse practitioner was very warm and reassuring. I was given options and told the choice was up to me. [...]
By Nana • October 4, 2017