Patient Story

April 1, 2019

Patient’s cataracts removed so he can see a brighter future

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 eyes, which, though repaired, caused fast-growing cataracts […]

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Tags: cataract, cataract surgery, Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner, eye, featured, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Stein Eye Institute, vision


April 1, 2019

In Honor of Doctors Day

By Randi0228 randip

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 for always treating me with respect, compassion […]

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Tags: breast cancer, breast surgery, Doctors Day, Dr. Christopher Crisera, Dr. Maggie DiNome, patient stories


April 1, 2019

Orthopaedic Angel Savior

By Lavnis sdepaula

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 that I come in to […]

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Tags: Dr. Edward McPherson, orthopaedic surgery, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery


April 1, 2019

The best doctor that every patient would like to have

By Zumbamom2016 rarevalo

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 message regarding my medications or […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Janet Pregler, patient stories, pcp, primary care, primary care doctor


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