Patient Story

The only regret I have is that I did not have surgery sooner.

By uclahealth • October 5, 2021

Diane Chung was just 7 months into motherhood when she underwent the risky procedure

By Alana Prisco • September 21, 2021

Hemithyroidectomy Patient Story Testimonial: Hemithyroidectomy Surgery - Papillary Thyroid Cancer “The staff in both the Beverly Hills and UCLA offices are very pleasant and helpful.” —Maya Dr. Srikanthan, Dr. St. John, and both of their teams have been great to work with! Robin and Mensa got me scheduled for my appointments quickly with [...]

By uclahealth • August 31, 2021

P16 SCCA of the Tonsil Patient Story Testimonial: P16 SCCA Tonsil Surgery “UCLA is very fortunate to have her. She is the BEST doctor that I have met. Thank you Dr. St. John.” —Randy I contacted UCLA from Nevada Health Care in Nevada (not to be trusted). Dr. St. John took me on [...]

By uclahealth • August 26, 2021

Tongue and Neck Cancer Patient Story Testimonial: Tongue and Neck Cancer Surgery “We are so grateful and truly feel blessed for having found Dr. St. John and her agreeing to be Shane’s surgeon.” —Shane & Zelin’n May 5, 2021 Dear UCLA, We would like to express our deepest gratitude and commend all the efforts on [...]

By uclahealth • May 26, 2021

Hoarseness & Voice Problems Patient Story Testimonial: Evaluation of Hoarseness and Voice Problems at UCLA “I hope you know the magnitude of contribution you have made towards my health and future” —Lauren Dear Dr. Chhetri, Happy National Doctors’ Day. I am not sure whether you remember me among the numerous patients you must treat every [...]

By uclahealth • May 4, 2021

An endoscopic procedure performed by UCLA Health’s Dr. Alireza Sedarat gave Lavario the ability to eat and drink normally again. “I could not swallow for a year and a half,” recalls MaryAnn Levario. Levario came to UCLA Health after a failed surgery for achalasia left her unable to eat or drink. “I had [...]

By uclahealth • April 28, 2021

Claude Lagardere thought the pain in his throat was from something he had to eat. “I thought it was from a taco I’d eaten a few days before, but the hurt wouldn’t go away,” recalls Lagardere, 78, of his experience in 2018. “I was referred to UCLA Health gastroenterologist Dr. Mark [...]

By uclahealth • April 26, 2021

Salivary Gland Tumor Patient Story Testimonial: Salivary Gland Tumor Surgery “There are no words that can truly express the depth of my gratitude for this stellar team at UCLA” —MB Our experience at UCLA Health was exceptional from start to finish. My son was diagnosed with a benign tumor of the parotid gland. [...]

By uclahealth • March 31, 2021

“My dad was 54 years old when he passed away,” says Porchia Toussaint, who was 31 when she learned her dad had stage 4 colon cancer. “His doctor told my brother and I that because we were his kids, we needed to get follow-up colonoscopies. I had no idea what [...]

By uclahealth • March 16, 2021