Endocrine Surgery

I had a thyroid sonogram done and that was when I learned I had papillary cancer so I had to get a thyroidectomy to remove my entire thyroid. My family doctor referred me to Dr. Leung who then referred me to Dr. Livhits for surgery. The staff and teams did [...]

By Ellen • August 22, 2018

In February 2018 I was diagnosed with papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. I was scheduled for surgery in May at a hospital in the San Fernando Valley. The surgery was cancelled as I had a severe reaction to the medicines I was given and my heart failed. I decided I [...]

By Lhen • August 21, 2018

My blood pressure was high and I was feeling dizzy. My blood work showed my potassium level was high. I needed to have adrenalectomy and I was referred to Dr. Livhits. The team was fantastic- everyone was professional and organized. I spent 2 days in the hospital. Its been two [...]

By Roadrunner • August 20, 2018

I went to my OB and when she checked my neck, she felt a lump/swelling there. She did an ultrasound and discovered a large mass on my thyroid. I then got a biopsy done but it was inconclusive for atypicals. I got a second opinion from another doctor and he [...]

By Blessed Patient • August 19, 2018

About 15 years ago, I had surgery on my left upper parathyroid. In December 2017, I had neck pains, stiffness and difficulty swallowing. I went to urgent care and they found nodules on my right side. I saw my endocrinologist in early 2018 and had a number of tests done. [...]

By Nie • August 18, 2018

I had a lump on the right side of my neck. My primary care physician made an appointment for me with an endocrinologist in Orange County. A biopsy was done and I was told that it was cancer and that it did not look good. We needed to move quickly. [...]

By CKFM • August 17, 2018

I am a case manager at a small clinic. We have no specialties there. We are also semi-isolated and have to send our special needs patients out of clinic. This is where UCLA comes in. I LOVE LOVE LOVE pediatric endocrinology! Debbie rocks!! Got my patient in SAME week!! Same [...]

By DTaz • August 16, 2018

In 2009 I was told I had hyperthyroidism and began taking meds. Then in December 2011 I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. By March 2012 I was in remission. I had heart palpitations and tremors but nothing was offered to me but medications. In January 2016 I was told I [...]

By Lulu • August 15, 2018

About 5 or 6 years ago I found a nodule on my neck. I wasn't sure if it was abnormal but since I had no insurance I waited several years before I had a checkup. When I finally did, the biopsy was benign.No one told me to followup so I [...]

By Stephy • July 6, 2018

I saw my endocrinologist to talk about having to get my nodules removed. I knew this would be a risky procedure because it would be done in a very critical area so there could be a possibility that I would lose my voice. As a result, I did a lot [...]

By Sarah • July 5, 2018