Patient Story

Ameloblastoma Patient Story Testimonial: Ameloblastoma Treatment at UCLA “Thanks to doctors like Dr. St. John and Dr. Blackwell, I am well on the road to a full recovery” —Eric I had the fortunate experience of having Dr. St. John on my surgical team for treatment of my Ameloblastoma. In late July 2020, I [...]

By uclahealth • October 9, 2020

This is the best decision I've ever made and I am eternally grateful to the UCLA team.

By uclahealth • October 7, 2020

Basal Cell Carcinoma Patient Story Testimonial: Basal Cell Carcinoma Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA “I know that I made the right choice putting my health (and my life) in Dr. St John’s hands, and that I’ve got the best team of doctors and nurses for what cancer throws at me next” [...]

By uclahealth • October 2, 2020

A few days ago I saw Dr. Michael Robinson at UCLA Health in Encino. His bedside manner and professionalism while making me feel comfortable and asking the right questions was one of the best I’ve experienced. He takes time with his patients and works to get to the root of [...]

By uclahealth • September 20, 2020

“I focus a lot of energy on treating the patient as a whole person,” explains Dr. Anne Lin, a colon and rectal surgeon at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “When I meet patients, often they already have the diagnosis of colon cancer. I talk to them about the next steps in their [...]

By uclahealth • September 4, 2020

“I went in for a routine colonoscopy, but the doctor was unable to remove a certain polyp, so they sent me to a surgeon who wanted to remove one-third of my colon,” recalls 64-year-old Linda Kama’ila, who immediately looked for a second opinion. “I would have been out of work [...]

By uclahealth • September 2, 2020

“I was one hundred percent sure I had hemorrhoids,” recalls Stephane Strouk, an avid motorcyclist who decided to get a colonoscopy in 2016 to be sure. “I woke up, and the doctor said I had stage 3C colorectal cancer. I did 37 radiation treatments, five treatments per week. You meet wonderful people [...]

By uclahealth • September 2, 2020

“In residency, I changed my focus from oncology to gastroenterology.  Instead of being on the treatment side, I could now be on the prevention side,” reveals Dr. Tina Storage, a clinical instructor at UCLA Health Burbank Primary & Specialty Care clinic. “There was an 18-year-old who had severe anemia secondary to colon [...]

By uclahealth • September 1, 2020

Plasmacytoma Multiple Myeloma Patient Story Testimonial: Plasmacytoma Multiple Myeloma Treatment “I am HERE, HEALED, and STRONGER than I was 2 1/2 years ago” —Stephanie I don't even know where to begin or how to express how I feel about Dr. Maie St John. I am HERE, HEALED, and STRONGER than I was 2 [...]

By uclahealth • August 11, 2020

Oral Cancer Patient Story - Robotic Surgery Testimonial: Robotic Surgery for Oral Cancer “I will be forever grateful for the team. I cannot recommend them enough. Dr. Saint John, Mensa, Dr. Reza, Dr. Chhetri…everyone!!!!” —Deena Walking into meet the cancer surgeons that would potentially perform a very tricky surgery could be a very [...]

By uclahealth • August 4, 2020