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January 18th, 2018

It’s worth traveling to UCLA

By Lucky Traveler brandtlegg

I am 51 and have a diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma, and just underwent a central neck dissection, right modified radical neck dissection. During a previous surgery, I had a total thyroidectomy and had a difficult recovery due to issues with the breathing tube. So I was dreading this procedure, which I’d been told would […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, central neck dissection, Dr. Karen S. Sibert, Dr. Michael Yeh, papillary thyroid carcinoma, patient stories, radical neck dissection, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thyroid cancer, thyroidectomy

January 18th, 2018

Found the Right Doctor!

By Jen gatchi2

I live in Las Vegas. My endocrinologist there told me my calcium level was high but said I could either wait and monitor it or have surgery. What I didn’t know as the pros and cons were not really explained is that waiting could make the problem worse. As I didn’t have any symptoms, I […]

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Tags: bone density, calcium level, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrinologist, endocrinology, high calcium levels, osteoporosis, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrinology

January 13th, 2018

Surprise Diagnosis

By DrewR adrlocations

My GP felt my neck at a routine physical and thought it felt a little thick. I had a biopsy done and the results were benign. However, I had to have the left thyroid removed because it was so enlarged. After the surgery they found thyroid cancer in a lymph node. Dr. Livhits called me […]

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Tags: benign, biopsy, cancer, Dr. Masha Livhitz, enlarged thyroid, lymph node, patient stories, surgery, thyroid, thyroid cancer

January 13th, 2018

An Opera Singer’s Story

By The Deepest perrylbasso

When I was first diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism and a multi-nodular goiter the real possibility that I may lose my voice and my career as a professional opera singer and actor was frighting. My original consult with another surgeon left me seeking a second opinion and better options for me. My wife and I called a […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, hyperparathyroidism, multi-nodular goiter, patient stories, surgery

January 12th, 2018


By Terry777 mikahwilliams2

When I was first diagnosed with hyperthyroidism I was experiencing a lot of symptoms that I couldn’t explain and with my diagnoses I gained a sense of sanity as there was now a concrete explanation as to why I was feeling this way. I had a lot of confidence in the outcome of my treatment […]

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Tags: Dr. David Ahn, Dr. Masha Livhits, hyperthyroidism, patient stories, surgeon, symptoms, UCLA endocrinologist

January 11th, 2018

All’s well that ends well

By Ana manam515

I am a student and I am taking a class where we had to monitor our blood pressure. Mine was high so I went to UCLA Health. I was examined by a cardiologist and scans were done but they did not find the reason for the high blood pressure so I was referred to an […]

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Tags: adrenal gland, blood pressure, cardiologist, CT scan, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, high blood pressure, patient stories, student

January 11th, 2018

Worth It

By Daylin kayline30

I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. That was very stressful but when a doctor explains things to you the knowledge helps. You need to pick the best surgeon – they will tell you your options for surgery. Decisions are made on a case to case basis. Some need a lobectomy. In my case, the left […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Masha Livhits, lobectomy, patient stories, surgeon, thyroid cancer

January 10th, 2018

I’m very appreciative!

By Slow Nana ajcollins04

When my numbers were elevated, my primary doctor took me off my blood pressure meds to try to reduce them but the numbers remained high. I had been in a bad auto accident so there was some thought that the numbers could be stress/trauma related. But then I saw an endocrinologist who said it was […]

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Tags: blood pressure, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Yeh, endocrinologist, hyperparathyroid, patient stories, primary doctor, stress

January 9th, 2018

Great Experience

By Ellen efsherm51

I was referred to Dr. Yeh by my internist in the South Bay area for hyperparathyroidism. Following my appointment in September, we felt comfortable with his expertise and with the decision to follow through with surgery. My husband and I felt like we were in the best hands and in the presence of the most […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, general anesthesia, hyperparathyroidism, patient stories, South Bay, Tiverton House

January 8th, 2018

My Huge Parathyroid

By Rama mikahwilliams1

I had no symptoms and I was diagnosed by a routine exam via blood work administered by my primary care physician. I was referred to Dr. Livihits and underwent scans which showed that my left parathyroid was enlarged . Surgery was preformed by Dr. Livhitz who provided excellent care. I am back to normal and […]

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Tags: blood work, Dr. Masha Livhitz, parathyroid, patient stories, routine exam, surgery