Patient Story

“My daughter was born with three holes in her heart,” discloses Gregory Vahanian, a member of the Parents Advisory Council and UCLA Health. “After her second birthday, we woke up and she was unconscious. She was diagnosed with AML leukemia and we basically lived at the hospital for the next eight months. A few [...]

By uclahealth • August 19, 2019

Gastric Sleeve Patient Story Weight Loss Surgery: Sleeve Gastrectomy - Total Lost: 80 pounds lost so far* *Weight loss results can vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results. Read full disclaimer > "I am grateful to the care I received at UCLA Medical Center." —Jennifer Like many women I have [...]

By uclahealth • August 2, 2019

“You can have your hair or makeup done during Beauty Bus,” says 12-year-old Elyse Pineda, who has chronic pseudo obstruction, a rare gastrointestinal disorder. “When I was first born, I was diagnosed with my medical condition. I’ve grown up with it my whole life, and we’ve found that this place [...]

By uclahealth • August 2, 2019

This surgery opened doors that I never would have dreamed.

By uclahealth • July 31, 2019

I feel good and I am very satisfied.

By uclahealth • July 18, 2019

After surgery I feel this is the best decision of my life.

By uclahealth • July 18, 2019

After surgery I feel like a million dollars.

By uclahealth • June 26, 2019

“We love coming back to see everybody who took care of Rose,” says Melody Curtis, mother to five-year-old Rose Curtis, who is enjoying the NICU Reunion. “At 14 weeks Rose was diagnosed with something called an omphalocele, which means her spleen, stomach and intestines were outside her abdominal wall when [...]

By uclahealth • June 24, 2019

Gideon and Tara Blumstein both work in medicine: he is a surgical resident in orthopaedics at UCLA, and she is an occupational therapist at USC. Perhaps because of their careers, they understand the importance of having a relationship with their primary care physician, who serves as the leader of their [...]

By uclahealth • June 17, 2019

He never really got sick and even when a bug attempted to invade his system, illness couldn’t keep him down and it definitely couldn’t compel him to see a doctor. But this time it was different.

By uclahealth • June 7, 2019