Anesthesiology

September 12, 2019

A Warm and Caring Anesthesiologist

By Anna56 Anna56

I cannot express how much my experience on the day of my surgery was enhanced by having the most caring and warm anesthesiologist one could possibly hope for. I had never had surgery before and didn’t know what to expect, but my anesthesiologist, Dr Laleh Jalilian, was immensely gracious and kind and quickly was able […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, Dr Laleh Jalilian, patient stories


November 1, 2018

How I Overcame Fear

By Blue2 Blue2

Around a year ago I was diagnosed on a biopsy that my thyroid nodule was suspicious for cancer. At the time, I was tired all the time and had puffiness along my throat. Due to these symptoms, I was referred to an endocrinologist. I got surgery around a month ago to have my entire thyroid […]

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Tags: anesthesia, biopsy, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid nodule, thyroid surgery surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


August 28, 2018

The Magic Russian Doctor

By The Brave Russian The Brave Russian

I knew that I needed to get a procedure done to remove a large nodule in my neck about 5-6 years ago. I went to see an endocrinologist and had a biopsy done a couple of times that revealed that it was not cancerous. I talked to a naturalist doctor from my church who advised […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, biopsy, dermatologist, diabetes, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, heart problems, large nodule, pathology, patient stories, sleeping


Lump on the neck

August 24, 2018

Lump on the neck

By Nicole15 Nicole15

It was on the second week of June 2018 when I noticed a lump on the left side of my face between my ear and jaw as I was brushing my hair into a pony tail in front of the mirror. I immediately inform my parents about it. My Mom, a breast cancer survivor after […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, breast cancer, Dr. A. Shawn Veiseh, Dr. Akira Ishiyama, Dr. Maie St. John, Dr. Vishad Nabili, featured, patient stories, tumor, UCLA Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA Head and Neck


ECMO Heroes

July 13, 2018

ECMO Heroes

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was at a barbeque when I got the call to mobilize our extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) team,” says Dr. Peyman Benharash, pictured left, director of the adult ECMO program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The patient, Matt Pohlson, pictured center, had just suffered stress-induced cardiomyopathy, or heart failure, at UCLA Medical Center, Santa […]

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Tags: adult ECMO program, cardiomyopathy, Dr. Greg Stacks, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Peyman Benharash, Dr. Vadim Gudzenko, ECMO, ECMO machine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, heart failure, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center