Head and Neck Surgery

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 compassionate Dr's and really care about their patients... I will forever be [...]

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 to healing, but he has never [...]

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. Dr K has been taking wonderful [...]

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 only included [...]

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

Headaches vary in how they feel and how they affect us – some are mild and achy while others can be sharp and intense. When the pain from your headache feels unbearable, you may even wonder if it’s a migraine, the most severe type of headache. According to the American Migraine [...]

By uclahealth • September 1, 2010