Items Tagged ‘ucla endocrine cetner’

September 18, 2017

Unfamiliar Diagnosis

By slpculvercity slpculvercity

I was referred by my internist Dr. Elizabeth Ko to Dr. Masha Lihvits for a consult regarding high Calcium counts. The results showed the need to remove a parathyroid gland. This diagnosis was unfamiliar to me, but after my initial visit with Dr. Lihvits, I was comfortable and confident that it would be a quick […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Lihvits, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, high Calcium counts, parathyroid gland, patient stories, Santa Monica, ucla endocrine cetner, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica

September 16, 2017

A Good Experience

By Sally Sally

I had a kidney failure in 2008 and for almost 10 years I was on dialysis. Then in March of 2017 I had a transplant. Lab tests showed my parathyroid levels were very high. I was prescribed medicine and the dosage was increased from low to very high. My calcium was high and there was […]

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Tags: cancer, dialysis, Dr. Masha Lihvits, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, kidney failure, kidney transplant, pain pills, parathyroid levels, patient stories, small incision

September 15, 2017

Fast Recovery

By baileymkirshner baileymkirshner

I received a diagnosis of papillary thyroid cancer, so I had a tumor in my thyroid that had to be removed. I got an ultrasound in June with a physician outside of UCLA and was only notified of my need for a biopsy 3 weeks after. I immediately got a biopsy and the results came […]

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Tags: biopsy, Dr. Masha Lihvits, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, post surgery appointments, procedures, solid foods, surgery, trouble swallowing

September 12, 2017

In spite…there is still hope

By Tasha Tasha

Last year I was working for an Americorps program in Sacramento. In the spring I noticed that my throat had gotten so large that I could not button my collar. I came to a graduation at USC for my brother-in-law in May and my parents noticed the difference. I had a June appointment made with […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer surgery, diet, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, iodine, iodine pill, no salt, no seafood, nodule

September 11, 2017

A miracle

By Betty Betty

I was sick with uncontrollable diabetes. I would puff up and my face would look like a strawberry. I got Cushing’s disease. It affected my left leg and I kept falling. My bones deteriorated and I broke my ankle in 3 places. I was anxious and depressed. I had surgery for 3 adrenal tumors and […]

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Tags: active person, adrenal tumors, blood pressure medication, cortisone therapy, Cushing's disease, depressed, diabetes, Dr. Masha Livhits, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, heart attack

September 10, 2017

A very positive experience

By Lulu C Lulu C

I came in worried as I was told there was a very high possibility I had cancer. Dr. Yeh was very warm and friendly. I trust him a lot and was very happy to have him as my doctor. I knew I was in good hands. And I was even happier when I found out I […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, scar, surgery, ucla endocrine cetner

September 9, 2017

Positive experience, positive results

By Mike Mike

My calcium level was high. We monitored for a year – then decided something was up with my parathyroid. I scheduled surgery with Dr. Yeh as my husband had previously had surgery with Dr. Yeh. I had seen my husband’s scar after the surgery and knew how good Dr. Yeh is. The preliminary tests couldn’t […]

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Tags: calcium level, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, parathyroid, patient stories, scar, surgery, ucla endocrine cetner