Endocrine Surgery

I came down to UCLA because I found out that I had hyperparathyroidism and started researching what it was because I never heard of it before. I learned that surgery wasn't difficult but tricky so I had to find a specialist for parathyroid surgery. I started looking for someone in [...]

By RamonaM • November 6, 2018

First I went to another doctor for my surgery, but I wasn't happy with the staff. My experience there was very upsetting so I decided to come here because a friend of mine recommended Dr. Yeh to me. When I first walked in, I felt very happy and confident with [...]

By Cece • November 5, 2018

I had high PTH and Calcium for 4 years and 2 nuclear medicine tests that didn't show anything. I did not realize what high calcium does; I had bone pain, muscle pain, exhausted all the time, constipation, nausea that was getting worse for the four years. My family doctor who [...]

By MusicDebby • November 2, 2018

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 [...]

By Blue2 • November 1, 2018

Since I am a Type II diabetic, I have lots of blood tests. Although I didn't feel any symptoms, my thyroid was "wacky" and my calcium levels kept going up. I was referred to Dr. Livhits who is lovely and her assistants are great. She did parathyroid surgery 2 1/2 [...]

By Pat • October 31, 2018

Dear Doctor: When does a person require parathyroid surgery? I’ve heard it discussed but don’t know much about it.    As their name implies, the parathyroid glands are located next to the thyroid gland.  You have four of them, two on [...]

By Ask the Doctors • October 22, 2018

I was 9 years old when I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. My mom and aunt first noted physical changes when I was visiting my grandma in Arkansas. They noticed that my eyes were bulging, my throat was getting swollen, and that I wasn’t acting like myself. Knowing that something [...]

By Blue • October 17, 2018

I never noticed any symptoms but some blood work showed elevated PTH. I was referred to Dr. Yeh who removed my hyperthyroid. It was quick and painless with a minimal incision. It all flowed very smoothly, everything was on time- no issues. It was a walk in the park. The [...]

By John • October 16, 2018

In 2008, my blood pressure went up after I had my first child. I exercised and it went down to normal. Then in 2011, I had my second child and it went up again. This time, exercise did not reduce it. My doctor thought it might be hormones so he [...]

By Nana • October 15, 2018

I received my parathyroid surgery reluctantly even though in the back of my head, I knew I needed to have it. I don't know anyone rushing into surgery and I wanted to explore other options or if surgery was really necessary. Dr. Yeh laid out all the steps and why [...]

By Joyful1 • October 10, 2018