Patient Story

“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

Throat Cancer Patient Story Testimonial: Throat Cancer Surgery “Dr. St. John and Dr. Chhetri, both the nation’s top throat and neck surgeons removed the throat cancer and neck effected areas with absolute precision.” —Paul I’ve maybe been taking advantage of great health. Living a bit of a health charmed life. After all, I [...]

By uclahealth • July 10, 2020

Giving birth during COVID-19: “Birthing may be different, but different doesn’t mean something isn’t good,” says Dr. Sridhar.

By Jane Murcia • June 23, 2020

By uclahealth • June 19, 2020

Head and Neck Melanoma Patient Story Testimonial: Head & Neck Cancer Surgery - Melanoma “I could not have received better care anywhere.” —Robb I am an American physician working overseas and was diagnosed with malignant melanoma while in Africa. I contacted UCLA from Africa and was given an appointment the day after I [...]

By uclahealth • June 19, 2020