Endocrinology

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I had an endocrinologist, Dr. Jelena Maletkovich, who suspected I had thyroid nodules. I had a sonogram. A second sonogram showed more calcified nodules. The fine needle aspirtation done by Dr. Yaroslav Gofnung showed Bethesdda level 5 pathology [...]
By pismostan • August 30, 2016
Dr. Avital Harari (with the support of Dr. Benharash) recently conducted a very difficult parathyroid surgery on me, as the malfunctioning parathyroid node had descended behind my sternum and next to my aorta. The operation was done wonderfully and with the [...]
By skfigler • August 29, 2016
Though I had no symptoms, during a routine annual check-up, a 1.3 cm tumor was found and later diagnosed as papillary thyroid carcinoma. Another doctor at another hospital suggested I have my entire thyroid removed. When I told a friend the recommendation from the first doctor, he said, "You should [...]
By astar1970 • August 29, 2016
I had a history of kidney stones and high calcium diagnosed as a parathyroid issue. I was referred to Dr. Livhits and had one of my parathyroids successfully removed. Minimal post surgery issues included tenderness and soreness when swallowing and a lump on the throat, but [...]
By mpoussin • August 17, 2016
I thought maybe I couldn't eat post surgery, but I was on regular food right away even in the hospital. There was a little soreness in my throat, but that was it, nothing really uncomfortable. Surgery was two weeks ago, they kept me overnight. to monitor me because of a [...]
By young9221 • August 17, 2016
I am a 27-year old female, I really bad case of Graves Disease (hyperthyroidism). I had it for just shy of 4 years. My condition was uncontrollable with medication. In fact, it kept getting worse. Dr. Livhits & Dr. Ahn worked together and advised me it [...]
By alisapurifico • August 17, 2016
This story was submitted by an anonymous patient. MY STORY: I’m a 51 year old mother, business owner and speaker. During a check up for something unrelated, my primary doctor found a thyroid nodule. I had a scan, a needle biopsy and then got the call that brings you [...]
By uclahealth • August 3, 2016
I would like to thank Dr. Yeh and his team for such classy professional care during my stay at Ronald Reagan Medical Center. I am pleased to say that I've been a nurse for 50 years and [...]
By Anonymous-98353 • June 6, 2016
UCLA’s new Endocrine Center marks an innovative step forward for both our patients and our staff. Known as an integrated-practice unit, the center allows patients to receive all their related care in one location. “Instead of going to radiology for an X-ray, [...]
By uclahealth • May 24, 2016
https://youtu.be/u4A_nDs4_JM   For more than two decades, bisphosphonates, better known via television ads as Fosamax and Boniva, have been the go-to prescription drug for people with osteoporosis. The drugs are supposed to strengthen bone and reduce fracture risk in people post-50. But for one leading cause of [...]
By uclahealth • April 22, 2016