Items Tagged ‘head & neck surgery’

April 1, 2019

Sick sinus story

By Sorrowfulsinus Sorrowfulsinus

This true transformation is a tribute to Dr. Jeffrey Suh’s talent. He transformed sorrowfully sick sinuses into contented clear cavernous chambers. This is a testament to his sagacity and his surgical prowess. Alliteration notwithstanding, I am eternally grateful.

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Tags: Dr. Jeffrey Suh, head & neck surgery, otolaryngology, patient stories, sinus surgery


September 19, 2018

Thanks from Afar!

By Libby Libby

Dr. St. John is the rare type of surgeon who possesses both exceptional skill in the operating room and an extraordinary capacity for empathy and kindness beyond it. When we talked, she truly listened, and her entire team treated me with kindness and respect. When I was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer, […]

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Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, Dr. Maie St. John, head & neck surgery, patient stories, surgeon


Still Hearing

September 17, 2018

Still Hearing

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had a cholesteatoma, which is a growth in the ear that breaks all your ear stuff,” says Kenneth Sadler, who came to UCLA Health in 1995. “I’ve had five surgeries in the last 21 years and the cholesteatoma’s gone now. I’ve had surgeries to remove the cholesteatoma, but it keeps growing back. I still […]

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Tags: cholesteatoma, Dr. Rinaldo Canalis, eardrum, featured, head & neck surgery, inner ear, middle ear bones, surgeries, surgery


October 20, 2014

UCLA Head and Neck Cancer Program – Sharon’s Story –

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Sharon Haber was shocked when a lump on her face turned out to be cancer. The tumor was large, overwhelming the parotid gland and extending to both sides of the facial nerve. It was essential to remove the growth, but there was a very real possibility that to do so would require cutting the […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Maie St. John, head & neck surgery, patient stories


February 17, 2013

When you’ve lost hope…

By Julie58 Julie58

In early December, 2011, I was diagnosed with a rare tumor on my carotid artery. I had lymph node involvement I was told and immediate medical attention was warranted. Before I could digest the news, I was also told that I needed a team of “specialty” Physicians for the best possible outcome and therefore, must […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Juan Carlos Jimenez, Dr. Steve Lee, head & neck surgery, nurses & staff, patient stories, radiation oncology, radiology, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery


December 3, 2012

Karrie’s Story – The Woman Who Heard Too Much

By Edna Edna

Imagine if every noise your body made echoed loudly in your brain. For nine months, Karrie Aitken, 46, couldn’t tolerate any sound, including her own voice. Each word vibrated in her head like she was trapped inside a barrel. Munching on chips was deafening. But hearing her heartbeat was the worst. “My heart pounded like […]

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Tags: Dr. Isaac Yang, Dr. Quinton Gopen, head & neck surgery, Neurology & Neurosurgery, patient stories