Patient Story

April 1, 2019

Friendly and Professional

By RN4EVER roramos

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, he made me feel 100% […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, best doctors, Doctors Day, gallbladder, gastric surgery, patient stories


April 1, 2019

Sick sinus story

By Sorrowfulsinus garykeithz

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.

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Tags: Dr. Jeffrey Suh, head & neck surgery, otolaryngology, patient stories, sinus surgery


April 1, 2019

Creativity and Teamwork!

By AmberD appaloosasmber

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 been performed a handful of […]

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Tags: corneal neurotization, Doctors Day, Dr. Robert Goldberg, Dr. Simon Fung, patient stories, UCLA Stein Eye Institute


April 1, 2019

Compassionate Care

By Anne99 aarikian

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 me on. She has worked […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Yvette Bordelon, neurology, patient stories, UCLA Neurology


March 31, 2019

Comprehensive Doctor

By GREAT FULL keithakaplan

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 cancer free. I will always […]

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Tags: cancer, Doctors Day, Dr. Stephanie Smooke, endocrinology, kidney cancer, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Surgery


March 31, 2019

Going above and beyond

By vnguye19 vtnguyen

Dr. Robert Eldridge helped start an IV on a very hard stick patient. It was not his patient and he stayed after his shift to help out. The patient was very thankful that Dr. Eldridge got it on the first attempt, thus saving him unnecessary pain. Thanks again Dr. Eldridge for going above and beyond […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, Doctors Day, Dr. Robert Eldridge, pain management, patient stories, UCLA Anesthesiology


March 31, 2019

Wonderful GI Doctor

By Kevin Welch kpwelch562

I was diagnosed with achalasia outside of the UCLA Health system in August 2017. Achalasia is a condition that affects only one out of every 100,000 people, resulting in the lower esophageal sphincter tightening up and not allowing food to go down to the stomach. It is an undesirable weight loss program. My outside provider […]

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Tags: achalasia, Doctors Day, Dr. Alireza Sedarat, GI, patient stories, POEM procedure, UCLA Gastroenterology


March 31, 2019

I had a hole in my head!

By Egp99 egp99

So, an interesting thing happened to me 65 days ago… I had brain surgery! More specifically, a middle fossa craniotomy to correct a condition I had been suffering from for five years called Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence or SSCD. The condition is caused by a hole in your balance canal upon which the brain rests […]

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Tags: brain surgery, Doctors Day, Dr. Isaac Yang, Dr. Quinton Gopen, patient stories, skull base surgery, SSCD, Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence, UCLA neurosurgery


March 31, 2019

Dr Chiang, you’re a gem – thank you!

By Marissa8 smongroo

Happy Doctors’ Day to the most wonderful OB, Dr. Alexander Chiang. I appreciate your honesty and approach-ability, and most of all, I appreciate the time you take to answer my questions in the office and out of office. I don’t know how you do it, but I really appreciate it.

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Alexander Chiang, labor & delivery, OB, OBGYN, patient stories


March 31, 2019

Happy Doctors’ Day, Dr Hu!

By Marissa9 shaylovesglitz

Happy Doctors’ Day to my wonderful GP, Dr. Katie Hu. I’m lucky to have a caring physician like you. I can tell that you really care about my health and I appreciate all of your advice. I am definitely healthier since you became my GP. You’re the best – have a wonderful Doctors’ Day!

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Katie Hu, internal medicine, patient stories, primary care physician, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine