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Patients with intractable epilepsy have seizures that are difficult to control with medication. These uncontrolled seizures are a serious health condition that be potentially life-threatening. But there is hope for patients with intractable epilepsy. The UCLA Epilepsy Program is a [...]
By uclahealth • November 16, 2016
On November 2015 I was diagnosed with a meningioma in my head. It was big, and surgery was the only option. The natural thing was to have had surgery at my country but a dear friend told me about Dr. Neil Martin and the embolization process used at the  Ronald [...]
By olgamattosd • August 10, 2016
Like all doctors, surgeons need to stay abreast of their field, but for them, doing so is complicated by the need to learn – and be adept at using – constantly evolving surgical technologies. They need a place to learn in a non-life-and-death situation. That’s where UCLA’s
By Enrique Rivero • August 3, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE23V3N6VkI Scott Yonkouski, Patient Liaison Volunteer, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Scott Yonkouski was so appreciative of the brain-tumor care he received, that he signed up to be a volunteer in the same department he was treated. What sparked your interest in volunteer work at UCLA Health? In April [...]
By uclahealth • May 24, 2016
Colored coronal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan through the head of a 48-year-old male patient with a glioblastoma (red), with surrounding oedema (fluid) that is compressing the left ventricle (at right). A glioblastoma is a particularly malignant brain cancer that arises from the supporting glial cells in [...]
By uclahealth • April 26, 2016
I was on a cruise when my aneurysm ruptured. I was brought to Ronald Reagan and Dr. Satoshi Tateshima performed the surgery on my brain and saved my life. I couldn't believe i was still alive after the ordeal i went through. Thank God for guiding his hands [...]
By Washington69 • March 30, 2016
Since 1989, I've been a patient of Pamela Miner, I was 18 I just know if it wasn't for her I wouldn't be living today.. She, have assisted me in 3 open heart surgeries, I'm 44 years old today we have grown older together at UCLA. &, [...]
By michaelquantez • March 29, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hlvcEdNHqc   Tonya Dapson was at work when she first noticed that she was having trouble writing and making out letters and numbers. "I stopped and thought about it, and I thought, 'What's happening with my hand?'" she recalls. As her symptoms continued to worsen, she sought [...]
By uclahealth • June 14, 2013
This is the remarkable story of our little boy Evan, and his life with catastrophic epilepsy, and the surgical procedure hemispherectomy that saved his life. When Evan turned three months old, he was diagnosed with infantile spasms, a rare and catastrophic seizure disorder that can do so much damage very [...]
By 4Evan • February 8, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4x_LjcobWcs Imagine if every noise your body made echoed loudly in your brain. For nine months, Karrie Aitken, 46, couldn’t tolerate any sound, including her own voice. Each word vibrated in her head like she was trapped inside a barrel. Munching on chips was deafening. But hearing her heartbeat [...]
By Edna • December 3, 2012