Endocrine Surgery

Fixing Santa Claus' Hyperparathyroidism

September 6, 2019

Fixing Santa Claus’ Hyperparathyroidism

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“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’

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“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


June 26, 2019

Hope and Encouragment

By Kathleen Kathleen

I was a Kaiser patient 2 and a half year ago, I had an unsuccessful parathyroidectomy. I had osteopenia and getting worse. After an unsuccessful parathyroidectomy, they did a test to find where it was. Then I was referred to a surgeon who discouraged further surgery. When I turned 65 I had a onetime opportunity […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, osteopenia, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 25, 2019

Stressed out for 2 months

By Ali E Ali E

Dr. Yeh performed a surgery on my neck in order to remove couple of tumors which were probably left there from my previous surgery (not done by Dr. Yeh). The challenge associated with this surgery was that my vocal cord had been damaged in the previous surgery and it would make it a very high […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, surgery, tumors


Santa Visits Dr. Livhits

June 24, 2019

Santa Visits Dr. Livhits

By SANTA SANTA

I’m writing to commend UCLA Health, the UCLA Endocrine Center & the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for my recent successful minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. Dr. Masha Livhits and Dr. Lauren Orr reviewed the pre-op material submitted by my General Practitioner in Alaska, personally examined, and successfully operated on me less than a week ago. And, […]

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Tags: Dr. Lauren Orr, Dr. Masha Livhits, featured, high blood calcium level, kidney stones, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, parathyroid glands, parathyroidectomy, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Endocrine Center


June 24, 2019

"the best of the best!”

By VEE VEE

Last week I seen Dr. Yeh for my 1 year post op checkup for my thyroidectomy he had performed. And, thanks to Dr. Yeh, I’m happy to say that I am now thyroid cancer free! I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer only 3 months after I had been diagnosed and had a major surgery for […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, melanoma, patient stories, surgery, thyroid cancer, thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


May 16, 2019

Free After Years

By JJoe JJoe

I was referred from my thyroid doctor to Dr. Yeh. I actually did my own research and saw all his wonderful reviews, and I also had friends who were his patients so I came in knowing that he was one of the best. I had thyroid nodules that were growing which caused my goiter to […]

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Tags: anesthesia, calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, goiter, parathyroid glands, patient stories, surgery, thyroid function, thyroid hormone levels, thyroid nodules, thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center


May 15, 2019

From NF to Adrenals

By JJoe JJoe

I was to start off by saying that I began my care with UCLA for treatment for Neurofibromatosis (NF) Type 1. My doctor at UCLA ordered a MRI which also showed a tumor growth on my adrenal glands, and was referred to Dr. Livhits. My 24 hour urine test also came back with numbers that […]

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Tags: adrenal glands, blood pressure, Dr. Masha Livhits, Neurofibromatosis (NF) Type 1, patient stories, tumor growth, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology


May 14, 2019

Parathyroidectomy

By Grateful Grateful

I think everyone definitely took care of me extremely. all the nurses and every one was friendly and helpful and courtesy. everyone was good abut explaining the procedure. Dr. Yeh is great. everything felt fine everything healed fine.

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology


May 9, 2019

Great

By shirin12 shirin12

I love everything about my experience at Dr. Yeh’s clinic. The location at UCLA was great for me and very convenient. Dr. Yeh and the staff was very helpful and kind. From taking care of me before the surgery and after the surgery everything was great. I feel much better and I love this clinic and […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology