Orthopaedic Surgery

Blessing Surgeons Hands

June 23, 2019

Blessing Surgeons Hands

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m happy to have my hands blessed,” says Dr. Bert Thomas, an orthopedic surgeon at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “I saw someone standing by the door who didn’t appear to be doing anything other than holding the door open. I asked why she was doing that. She said, ‘I’m holding the door open because […]

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Tags: Dr. Bert Thomas, orthopedic surgeon, Santa Monica, spiritual care, UCLA Medical Center


March 19, 2019

We Do Something Different

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 specializes in spinal tumors. “Basically a tumor grew on the lining […]

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Tags: Dr. Luke Macyszyn, intradermal spinal tumor, neurosurgery, orthopedics, spinal cord, spinal tumors


UCLA Health Says Yes

March 19, 2019

UCLA Health Says Yes

By uclahealth uclahealth

“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 cervical spine, in the C2 […]

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Tags: Dr. Luke Macyszyn, featured, neurosurgeons, spinal cord, tumor


Ask the Doctors - My physician says I need a hip replacement. Now what?

July 31, 2018

Ask the Doctors – My physician says I need a hip replacement. Now what?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I’m 55 years old and a former marathon runner. Now my right hip hurts all the time, not only when I walk but also when I’m lying down. I can’t even sleep on my right side any more. I was told I need a hip replacement. What does that entail? You’ve described several […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, hip pain, hip replacement, osteoarthritis


Riding one of those motorized scooters without a helmet is a bird-brained idea

July 26, 2018

Riding one of those motorized scooters without a helmet is a bird-brained idea

By Ted Braun @TedBraunUCLASM tbraun

  Thinking about using one of those ubiquitous motorized scooters to zip around town in Santa Monica, Westwood or another area? Before you hop aboard, you should take precautions and learn the rules of the road to prevent potentially serious injuries, says the lead emergency physician at UCLA Health’s Santa Monica campus. Dr. Wally Ghurabi, […]

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Tags: bird, commute, ER, injuries, lime, riding, scooters, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital


April 2, 2018

Doctors Day Thank You

By Skip23 pattyhmj

Our family wants to take the time today to thank a Doctor that has helped us to heal and go on to our normal life. Dr. Peter Alexakis we thank you every day for your compassion…We honor you and respect your service to this community and to our family….you treated us as equals…we respect and […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Peter Alexakis, patient stories


March 29, 2018

So very special to me….

By Bronxboy bill3

I was referred to Dr. Bukata five years ago. I cannot day enough about how smart, sweet and efficient Dr. Bukata is…..a remarkable physician and her bedside manner is beyond reproach. When one needs a physician, especially when addressing a focused issue one hopes for the best. Simply put Dr. Bukata is the best!!!!

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Tags: bedside manner, Doctors Day, Dr. Susan V. Bukata, patient stories


March 27, 2018

A Doctor who took upon himself to connect the dots!

By JuliaM mangir05

I have been in treatment for Multiple Myeloma since January 2011. In May 2012 I had to have a hip replacement due to AVN (Avascular Necrosis) if the left hip joint. Dr. Francis Cyran not only performed the replacement , but addressed all my issues, questions, conducted the bone marrow biopsy during the surgery! In […]

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Tags: Avascular Necrosis, bone marrow biopsy, Doctors Day, Dr. Francis Cyran, hip replacement, multiple myeloma, patient stories, surgery


May 20, 2017

Hip Replacement Surgery

By Mike Costanza mvc57

I had much needed right hip replacement surgery on Monday the 8th at UCLA. My experience was fantastic the Dr’s and nurses who took care of me could not have been better. I am a cancer survivor so my history dictated a different path to get thru the surgery. Dr. Kamdar the lead anesthesiologist was […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, cancer, cancer survivor, Dr. Eric Johnson, Dr. Nirav Kamdar, hip replacement, patient stories, physical therapy


April 3, 2017

Both knees replaced at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

By pat16 pat16

My husband had both knees replaced in 2016. Dr. Bruce Brown and his staff were outstanding! Dr. Brown is a caring man who makes you feel you are the only person he is treating – always showing patience when dealing with questions and concerns. His staff was equally helpful and caring at all times.

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Bruce Brown, knee replacement, knee surgery, orthopaedic surgery, Orthopaedics, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital