UCLA Endocrine Center

For 35 years I knew I had to have my thyroid goiter removed, but the thought of someone slitting my throat and possible losing my voice, was not an option (I had small children at home). But when the goiter started pushing inward onto my esophagus and windpipe, I realized [...]
By Simi Valley • September 16, 2019
Dr. FaminiI had a parathyroidectomy at UCLA with Dr. Livhitz. Dr. Famini was my endocrinologist. I was so impressed with both of them - they were so patient, caring, smart and skilled. [...]
By KMW • September 13, 2019
Initially I met with a specialist who recommended surgery as an option. They recommended I get a surgical consult to weigh my options. Both doctors were very patient and informative throughout the whole process. I ended up opting for the surgery to remove my thyroid and a date was set [...]
By H • September 12, 2019

“We just took care of Santa Claus for hyperparathyroidism,” says Dr. Masha Livhits, an endocrine surgeon at UCLA Health. “I really want to bring attention to this disease because it often takes patients a while to come to a diagnosis. Depending on where they live, in this case, North Pole, [...]

By uclahealth • September 6, 2019

“I’d had a ton of kidney stones, and nobody was really sure why,” says Santa Claus, a child advocate and patient who came into the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a parathyroidectomy. “One urologist suggested I have a blood calcium level test and it turned out I had an [...]

By uclahealth • September 1, 2019
I was a Kaiser patient 2 and a half year ago, I had an unsuccessful parathyroidectomy. I had osteopenia and getting worse. After an unsuccessful parathyroidectomy, they did a test to find where it was. Then I was referred to a surgeon who discouraged further surgery. When I turned 65 [...]
By Kathleen • June 26, 2019
Last week I seen Dr. Yeh for my 1 year post op checkup for my thyroidectomy he had performed. And, thanks to Dr. Yeh, I’m happy to say that I am now thyroid cancer free! I was diagnosed with By VEE • June 24, 2019
I was shocked about my diagnosis, but after speaking to Dr. Yeh it was so much easier and I had full confidence. that this would be the outcome we would reach... its all clear and gone. Every person I have met in his staff [...]
By Woody • June 24, 2019
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 [...]
By JJoe • May 16, 2019