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Head and Neck Surgery

Dear Doctors: A friend had to get one of his cervical discs replaced because it got damaged from surfing. He was surprised when his doctor said that getting a new disc is also why a constant itch along his right forearm finally went away. What’s the connection? Why would neck [...]

By Ask the Doctors • September 28, 2020

The Doctors and professional staff at UCLA saved my life. After months of dealing with symptoms which my prior Doctor thought might be ALS, I went to UCLA to have a barium swallow test. The speech pathologist who conducted the test, Lindsay Lanciault, suggested that if I’m not getting the [...]

By Don • February 4, 2020

For 20 years I had a tissue in my throat that would grow and block my air way. Two times I been close to leaving this earth being rushed in emergency. Thank to Dr. Chhetri he was able to [...]

By Vicenta • February 4, 2020

I was looking in the mirror today and I can't believe it's been exactly one month since my parotid surgery at UCLA with Dr. Maie St John. I am healing so well that the scars are barely [...]

By Frances6000 • February 4, 2020

“When Ethan was four, we realized he was not hearing well,” reflects Amy Cooper, mother to five-year-old Ethan Baum. The family, including sister Allie, came into the House Children’s Hearing Center [...]

By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

Seven years ago, I noticed a small lump at the back of my throat. At a dentist appointment, I asked about it, and was sent to an ENT. The ENT sent me to have an MRI, and following that, I was sent to a surgeon at UCLA to discuss. At [...]

By Cory • September 27, 2019
Copy & paste from Yelp: i'm just now searching online for Dr. Wang's info to share with a friend, and am sad to see UCLA Head & Neck Surgery with 3 sad little stars. Friends, i have news for you: after [...]
By welshwitch • April 22, 2019
Dr. St. John is the rare type of surgeon who possesses both exceptional skill in the operating room and an extraordinary capacity for empathy and kindness beyond it. When we talked, she truly listened, and her entire team treated me with kindness and respect. [...]
By Libby • September 19, 2018
“I had a cholesteatoma, which is a growth in the ear that breaks all your ear stuff,” says Kenneth Sadler, who came to UCLA Health in 1995. “I’ve had five surgeries in the last 21 years and the cholesteatoma’s gone now. I’ve had surgeries to remove the cholesteatoma, but it [...]
By uclahealth • September 17, 2018
It was on the second week of June 2018 when I noticed a lump on the left side of my face between my ear and jaw as I was brushing my hair into a pony tail in front of the mirror. I immediately inform my parents about it. My [...]
By Nicole15 • August 24, 2018