Patient Story

To celebrate her last day of chemotherapy, cancer patient Robin Reader got a special visit from Blue Moon, a mini-horse who is part of the UCLA Health People-Animal Connection program.  Robin, who had a rare form of cancer, was diagnosed when she was 26 weeks pregnant. As a result, oncologists [...]

By uclahealth • April 12, 2019

Things are looking up for Steve Richards thanks to a Jules Stein eye surgeon who helped restore his vision Steve, a 46-year-old accountant, had been plagued by a series of health problems that had him hospitalized for several months. Along the way, he suffered retinal tears in both [...]

By uclahealth • April 1, 2019

In honor of Doctors Day, It is with gratitude and appreciation I recognize Dr. Christopher Crisera and Dr. Maggie DiNome. Two years post Op, Dr. Crisera’s meticulous reconstruction gave me a beautiful natural result that to this day exceeds my expectation. Dr. Crisera and Dr. DiNome, thank you [...]

By Randi0228 • April 1, 2019

Approximately about a year or so ago Dr. Edward McPherson joined the team of orthopeadic surgeons at UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica. His addition to our team of doctor has been an amazing experience not only for the staff but specially for our patients. There is not even one time [...]

By Lavnis • April 1, 2019

I'm one of the very lucky patient to have Dr. Janet Pregler as my primary physician. She's been my doctor for over 25 years. She is very smart, a caring individual, a compassionate, and an excellent doctor. I always get an immediate respond from her when I send her a [...]

By Zumbamom2016 • April 1, 2019

I take care of Dr. Yijun Chen's gastric bypass patients almost every day. When I needed gallbladder removal surgery he immediately came to mind. I loved his bedside manner and friendliness. He always greets the nurses with a smile and takes time to chat a little bit. As his patient, [...]

By RN4EVER • April 1, 2019

This true transformation is a tribute to Dr. Jeffrey Suh’s talent. He transformed sorrowfully sick sinuses into contented clear cavernous chambers. This is a testament to his sagacity and his surgical prowess. Alliteration notwithstanding, I am eternally grateful.

By Sorrowfulsinus • April 1, 2019

I would like to thank Dr. Robert Goldberg and Dr. Simon Fung in their collaboration on my corneal neurotization procedure. After an accident in 2016 left me without feeling in my right eye, I was having issues with keeping my cornea protected and healthy. The corneal neurotization procedure had only [...]

By AmberD • April 1, 2019

Dr. Yvette Bordelon has been caring for me for the past four years. I have a rare neurological disorder which very few physicians, including myself before my diagnosis, are familiar with. I was referred to Dr. Bordelon because she has some familiarity with my condition and she agreed to take [...]

By Anne99 • April 1, 2019

My UCLA endocrinologist, Dr. Stephanie Smooke checked comments from my other doctors and discovered I was to have cat scans because of spots on my right kidney. It determined I had a cancer on my right kidney. Because of Dr. Smooke, I was treated for this cancer and of now [...]

By GREAT FULL • March 31, 2019