Orthopaedic Surgery

“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 [...]

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

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 [...]

By Ask the Doctors • July 31, 2018

  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 [...]

By Ted Braun @TedBraunUCLASM • July 26, 2018

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 [...]

By Skip23 • April 2, 2018

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. [...]

By Bronxboy • March 29, 2018

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 [...]

By JuliaM • March 27, 2018

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. [...]

By Mike Costanza • May 20, 2017

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 [...]

By pat16 • April 3, 2017

  When the American College of Physicians issued new guidelines for treating lower back pain last month it represented a big shift: instead of recommending prescription medications as the first line of treatment, as it had for years, the new recommendations favored non-invasive treatments such as exercise [...]

By Enrique Rivero • March 24, 2017