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September 16, 2019

So thankful it's over!

By Simi Valley joableson

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 kwood

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 hamoxie

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


June 26, 2019

Hope and Encouragment

By Kathleen gouda52

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 alieshkeiti

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 santaclaus

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 vmich55555

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


June 24, 2019

A good outcome

By Woody woody3082

I was shocked about my diagnosis, but after speaking to Dr. Yeh it was so much easier and I had full confidence. that this would be the outcome we would reach… its all clear and gone. Every person I have met in his staff have made it so easy with appointments or any questions i […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Pouyan Famini, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center