Endocrine Surgery

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 [...]
By So Cal • October 14, 2019
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. [...]
By Sharon96 • October 14, 2019
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, [...]
By TL • October 14, 2019
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. [...]
By Grateful • September 30, 2019
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 [...]
By Simi Valley • September 16, 2019
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. [...]
By KMW • September 13, 2019
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 [...]
By H • September 12, 2019

“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, [...]

By uclahealth • September 6, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • September 1, 2019
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 [...]
By Kathleen • June 26, 2019