Items Tagged ‘ucla endocrine’

June 15, 2018

Endocrine Experience

By DEE DEE

First of the office there has been very little wait time and very clean facility. Very organized and very friendly and when you get in the room very attentive and. Their bedside manner was incredible. They seem to really care about the individual. This was in the hospital and all of those involved in the […]

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Tags: endocrinology, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 14, 2018

No Problems Now

By Veri Veri

I was having kidney and liver problems. I found out I was hyperparathyroid. Medicine I was taking was making me sick – mostly headaches. Too much calcium was making my kidney function go down – from 22% to 16%. I was referred to Dr. Livhits. Dr. Livhits performed surgery on the right side of my […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, glands, hyperparathyroid, kidney, kidney function, liver, patient stories, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 14, 2018

Successful Surgery

By JS3939 JS3939

I am very grateful for Dr.Yeh., I had complete confidence for him to perform the surgery I Needed. Very happy to be on the road to recovery 3 weeks after surgery. I would recommend Dr. Yeh to anyone who needs the removal of parathyroid glands. It was positive but I believe patients need more individual […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, parathyroid glands, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 13, 2018

Hyperthyroidism

By S S

My story is that I was diagnosed with Primary Hyperthyroidism by my primary care doctor and the VA. I read up on the disease, and became familiar with it. Meanwhile, My blood calcium levels were increasing, and my vitamin D level was decreasing. I was heading for trouble. I decided to research it, and came […]

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Tags: benign, blood calcium levels, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, parathyroid tumors, patient stories, primary care doctor, Primary Hyperthyroidism, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center, vitamin D


June 12, 2018

No Scar and No Cancer

By Pam Pam

I felt some lumps in my throat so I went to Urgent Care. They ran some blood work but said it was nothing. Then 1 year later I mentioned it to my gynecologist who referred me to an endocrinologist. An ultrasound led to a referral to Dr. Yeh as I had thyroid cancer. I called […]

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Tags: blood work, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, gynecologist, lumps, patient stories, surgery, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 11, 2018

A Good Success

By Teddy Teddy

My primary care doctor last January said my blood calcium was high and he suspected a parathyroid issue. I was sent to an endocrinologist who ran more tests. CAT scans were inconclusive but I was referred to Dr. Yeh. It took 6 months to get approval from my insurance company. It required letters and appeals […]

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Tags: 4D CAT scan, blood calcium, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, insurance, parathyroid, parathyroid issue, patient stories, primary care doctor, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 8, 2018

Removal of a Thyroid Nodule the Size of an Avocado

By Kathy Kathy

Looking back on my experience with a large thyroid nodule, I wish I had gotten the surgery earlier. For a long period of time, I avoided surgery because I was so scared. The neck is such a delicate area, and I wanted to hold off until surgery was absolutely necessary. Last January, the nodule reached […]

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


May 9, 2018

My Experience with Dr.Livhits

By GThunter GThunter

I met Dr. Livhits a few times, and everything was really smooth and her knowledge was great. She was easy to talk to and easy to reach out to. She was so confident. My oncologist highly recommended Dr. Livhits. It was a great experience. I saw her right before the surgery in the operation room […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, endocrinology, oncologist, surgery, ucla endocrine


March 20, 2018

My ParaThyroid Cancer experience with Dr Livhitz

By Montrose Montrose

I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer about a month ago. Dr Livhits was my surgeon and I can’t say enough nice things about her and her team. Everyone was kind and knowledgeable and very reassuring.

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, patient stories, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology


March 19, 2018

Rico’s Story

By Rico Rico

After 11 years of dialysis, I had a kidney transplant in October 2017. They found I had problems with my parathyroid so I had surgery for that. My calcium was high so in February 2018 I had surgery as my thyroid cancer had spread to my lymph nodes. The hospital staff at UCLA was very […]

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Tags: calcium, cancer, dialysis, Dr. Masha Livhits, kidney transplant, lymph nodes, parathyroid, patient stories, thyroid cancer, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrinology