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“The best part of the job is seeing someone happy and benefiting from the surgery,” says Dr. Luke Macyszyn, assistant professor of neurosurgery and orthopedics, pictured here with patient Flo Silverman.“Flo came in with a serious case of intradermal spinal tumor,” says Macyszyn, who [...]
By uclahealth • March 19, 2019
“I was told surgery was too complicated or that they could only remove half the tumor because they were afraid they would nick my spinal cord,” says 59-year-old Flo Silverman, who had two neurosurgeons reject her case before seeking help at UCLA Health. “I had a big tumor in my [...]
By uclahealth • March 19, 2019

March is Women’s History Month, which “honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States.” We take this opportunity to recognize the many contributions women have made to the fabric of our nation, including in the fields of medicine [...]

By uclahealth • March 15, 2019
Dr. Marvin Bergsneider is the consummate professional. And not only that - he is extremely kind and a Led Zeppelin fan! All very helpful when you are facing a difficult diagnosis. Amazing fact - he is married to his boss, the incomparable brain surgeon [...]
By Carl55 • February 14, 2019
It was September, about three years ago, when Carl Link realized that something was seriously wrong with his health. For years, Link, then 36, had been dealing with chronic back [...]
By uclahealth • August 13, 2018
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
Rhianna Wilson spent her senior year of high school in and out of four San Diego hospitals, seeking relief for her vision loss, pain and debilitating headaches. At age 18, she was diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a rare genetic disorder marked by overly stretchy connective tissue. In [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • July 5, 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
One evening, my husband and I decided to take a road trip, hoping to find relief. We set out on a long journey, driving over 2000.miles (Chicago to LA).. Praying that UCLA doctors will be able to shed some light on my condition. Little did we know.... the UCLA team [...]
By Heaven • March 30, 2018
I’m writing this story on behalf of my wife. Back in April 2017, I took my wife to the ER at another hospital. She was incoherent, confused, and had difficulty forming sentences. This is where she was diagnosed to have suffered a stroke. Subsequent MRI’s and cerebral angiogram were [...]
By JnJ • March 29, 2018