Endocrine Surgery

October 14, 2019

Adrenaline-producing Adrenal Tumor (Pheochromocytoma)

By JSL67 JSL67

I was referred to UCLA Department of Endocrine Surgery by my cardiologist after having hot flashes, sweating and high blood pressure. I had a cardiac work-up and ultrasound of my organs. A small mass was seen on my adrenal gland. i followed my doctor’s instructions and contacted UCLA. Initially seeing Dr. Michael Yeh and then […]

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Tags: endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid surgery


October 14, 2019

Dr. Livhits and my Parathyroid

By So Cal So Cal

I am feeling much better! I have no pain from the surgery and I’m healing quite well. I’m really happy that I chose Dr. Masha Livhits as my surgeon. She patiently explained everything I needed to know before the surgery and gave me good information after my surgery as to what I should follow up […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, parathyroid, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


October 14, 2019

Parathyroid surgery

By Sharon96 Sharon96

I am amazed at this brilliant, young doctor after having my parathyroid surgery. I had very little short lived pain, and a very fast recovery. If anyone out there is in need of this surgery, Dr. Masha Livhits is the one to perform it. She also has a great bedside manner. I felt very safe in […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


October 14, 2019

Life changing experience with Dr. Marsha J. Livhits

By TL TL

I have been diagnosed hypertension and chronic hypokalemia-potassium deficiency over 20 years. For over 20 years, my daily medications are included: 1 Atenolol tablet 50mg, 1 Amloodipine Besylate tablet 10 mg, 6 Klor-con 8meq tablets (potassium). I was in ER, hospitalized for days multiple times due to my potassium deficiency, at 2.5 – 2.8 (normal […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Melody Benjamin, Dr. Pouyan Famini, endocrine surgery, endocrinologist, endocrinology, endorcine, patient stories


September 30, 2019

So much easier than I thought it would be!

By Grateful Grateful

I am 75 years old who had a parathyroid surgery with Dr. Livhits. I am very pleased with Dr. Livhits bedside manner and I am amazed with the surgery she has done. I would recommend her to anyone who is having parathyroid surgery. I just loved her she was so great. I think she is […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


September 16, 2019

So thankful it's over!

By Simi Valley Simi Valley

For 35 years I knew I had to have my thyroid goiter removed, but the thought of someone slitting my throat and possible losing my voice, was not an option (I had small children at home). But when the goiter started pushing inward onto my esophagus and windpipe, I realized I had to do it. […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, patient stories, thyroid goiter, UCLA Endocrine Center


September 13, 2019

Parathyroidectomy

By KMW KMW

Dr. FaminiI had a parathyroidectomy at UCLA with Dr. Livhitz. Dr. Famini was my endocrinologist. I was so impressed with both of them – they were so patient, caring, smart and skilled. I cannot say enough about what a great experience it was for what is really not supposed to be pleasant haha. They explained […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhitz, Dr. Pouyan Famini, endocrinologist, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


September 12, 2019

Had my thyroid removed

By H H

Initially I met with a specialist who recommended surgery as an option. They recommended I get a surgical consult to weigh my options. Both doctors were very patient and informative throughout the whole process. I ended up opting for the surgery to remove my thyroid and a date was set for the procedure. Staff contacted […]

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Tags: patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


Fixing Santa Claus' Hyperparathyroidism

September 6, 2019

Fixing Santa Claus’ Hyperparathyroidism

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We just took care of Santa Claus for hyperparathyroidism,” says Dr. Masha Livhits, an endocrine surgeon at UCLA Health. “I really want to bring attention to this disease because it often takes patients a while to come to a diagnosis. Depending on where they live, in this case, North Pole, Alaska, there may not be […]

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Tags: endocrine, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, featured, hyperparathyroidism, Masha Livhits MD, minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


On Santa's 'Nice List'

September 1, 2019

On Santa’s ‘Nice List’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’d had a ton of kidney stones, and nobody was really sure why,” says Santa Claus, a child advocate and patient who came into the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a parathyroidectomy. “One urologist suggested I have a blood calcium level test and it turned out I had an abnormally high blood calcium level. […]

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Tags: endocrine, endocrine surgery, featured, Masha Livhits MD, parathyroid surgery, parathyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center