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“I focus a lot of energy on treating the patient as a whole person,” explains Dr. Anne Lin, a colon and rectal surgeon at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “When I meet patients, often they already have the diagnosis of colon cancer. I talk to them about the next steps in their [...]

By uclahealth • September 4, 2020

“I went in for a routine colonoscopy, but the doctor was unable to remove a certain polyp, so they sent me to a surgeon who wanted to remove one-third of my colon,” recalls 64-year-old Linda Kama’ila, who immediately looked for a second opinion. “I would have been out of work [...]

By uclahealth • September 2, 2020

“I was one hundred percent sure I had hemorrhoids,” recalls Stephane Strouk, an avid motorcyclist who decided to get a colonoscopy in 2016 to be sure. “I woke up, and the doctor said I had stage 3C colorectal cancer. I did 37 radiation treatments, five treatments per week. You meet wonderful people [...]

By uclahealth • September 2, 2020

“In residency, I changed my focus from oncology to gastroenterology.  Instead of being on the treatment side, I could now be on the prevention side,” reveals Dr. Tina Storage, a clinical instructor at UCLA Health Burbank Primary & Specialty Care clinic.

“There was an 18-year-old who had severe [...]

By uclahealth • September 1, 2020

Giving birth during COVID-19: “Birthing may be different, but different doesn’t mean something isn’t good,” says Dr. Sridhar.

By Jane Murcia with Photos from Nick Carranza • June 23, 2020

“I was originally looking for a peer support program, but then I came and was encouraged to share my perspective,” remembered Chinna Balachandran, who joined the Neurosurgery Patient and Family Advisory Council [...]

By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

“I had a golf ball-sized meningioma taken out of brain and was so impressed by the help I got at UCLA Health that when I had the chance to give back, I gave something back,” explains Brad Lusk. Lusk underwent [...]

By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

“It’s so wonderful that UCLA Health was able to open up another clinic for those in this area,” remarks Vialva Steen, mother to four-month-old twins Epic Steen and Eikon Steen. Vialva is enjoying the convenience of the By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

“Valentines’ Day of last year I had a stroke,” reveals Jeff Heisert, who had a blood clot behind his right eye. “I was completely paralyzed and blind. Dr. May Nour, my By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

“When Ethan was four, we realized he was not hearing well,” reflects Amy Cooper, mother to five-year-old Ethan Baum. The family, including sister Allie, came into the House Children’s Hearing Center [...]

By uclahealth • January 30, 2020