Head and Neck Surgery

Out of the blue, Richard Barron, 49, woke up deaf in one ear. The University of Maine women’s basketball coach was ultra-sensitive to noise--the sound of someone loading the dishwasher was excruciating. Even stranger, Richard began hearing his bones creak and his eyelids move. Far worse was the [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • July 25, 2018
Before coming to UCLA, I was diagnosed with advanced stage cancer of the base of tongue with lymph node involvement. I was treated with chemo and radiation locally in the Palm Desert area. The initial post treatment PET scan showed residual/persistent cancer in the tongue and a lymph node. [...]
By BobM • June 22, 2018
On March of 2017 I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive kidney cancer (collecting duct carcinoma) that had metastasized to my neck through my lymphatic system. I was diagnosed at UCLA after leaving city of Hope, where I was originally misdiagnosed in June 2016 (was told it was a [...]
By P • April 13, 2018
I have to give credit to Team Dr. Isaac Yang and Dr. Quinton Gopen. When I found out that I had SSCD, I did my research... I know that I made the right choice.. They are the most [...]
By Smo56 • March 30, 2018
I wanted to recognize and thank my ENT provider, Dr Joel Sercarz for not giving up on me. He has done a few sinus procedures on me and has the patience of a saint. I don't have the most cooperative body when it comes [...]
By Brandy76 • March 27, 2018
Thank you to our amazing daughter, Jenny, PhD (soon to be MD in June) for being such an awesome daughter & Doctor. She's done cancer research to help others & soon to be a head & neck surgeon (ENT). She always puts others first & is so dedicated to her [...]
By Margie62 • March 27, 2018
Hello I have a story you might be interested in. I am a long time UCLA patient. Ten years ago I had a malignant salivary gland tumor removed by Dr Paul Kedeshian. The type of cancer it is usually recurs at around 10 years. [...]
By Eilish17 • November 29, 2017
My story begins with other physicians advising me that the UCLA Head & Neck Surgery Department was the only place to receive comprehensive treatment for my head and neck related invasive skin cancer. Following that advice, I began a journey with the UCLA Medical Center that not [...]
By john12 • February 22, 2017
For my entire life I’ve been the epitome of healthy, fortunate enough to not even so much as get a cold for the past 10 years. Shortly after turning 30, I had a growth on my tongue that I couldn’t get rid of. After seeing my dentist and having it [...]
By Anonymous-98352 • June 6, 2016