Patient Story

“It’s so wonderful that UCLA Health was able to open up another clinic for those in this area,” remarks Vialva Steen, mother to four-month-old twins Epic Steen and Eikon Steen. Vialva is enjoying the convenience of the UCLA Health Culver City clinic. “They’re both preemies. Eikon was born four pounds, [...]

By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

“Valentines’ Day of last year I had a stroke,” reveals Jeff Heisert, who had a blood clot behind his right eye. “I was completely paralyzed and blind. Dr. May Nour, my interventional radiologist, went through my torso, through the right carotid that was blocked, and up into my brain. [...]

By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

“When Ethan was four, we realized he was not hearing well,” reflects Amy Cooper, mother to five-year-old Ethan Baum. The family, including sister Allie, came into the House Children’s Hearing Center of UCLA for a checkup. “His teacher was calling his name, and he didn’t respond, so we put [...]

By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

“This tiny pool of blood settled over the nerves that control the motor function of my left leg. So, initially, my only symptom was that my left leg was paralyzed,” recalls Linda Hatcher, a stroke survivor and member of the Neurosurgery Patient and Family Advisory Council at UCLA Health. “The [...]

By uclahealth • January 30, 2020

“I had a good experience and wanted to make the process better for other people, so they have as good an experience as I did,” reveals Scott Laskey, a member of the Neurosurgery Patient and Family Advisory Council at UCLA Health. “This group is very passionate about executing changes, [...]

By uclahealth • January 29, 2020

I wholeheartedly recommend UCLA COMET if you are ready to change your life!

By uclahealth • January 10, 2020

After spending much of his early life in hospitals, Jackson Verner lived out his dream as UCLA Kid Captain, charming everyone along the way.

By uclahealth • January 10, 2020

Three days after delivering at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Brittani Clark, a pediatric nurse practitioner, brought in her newborn daughter, Nia, for her first appointment with Dr. Allison Guimera in the Porter Ranch office. Dr. Guimera weighed and examined Nia and talked to Brittani about infant care. Similar well [...]

By uclahealth • January 9, 2020

“Where are Santa’s reindeer?” wonders eight-year-old Arturo Hernandez. Santa Claus and the Santa Monica Fire Department visited patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital in Santa Monica. Ignicia Varela, Arturo’s mother, reveals Santa’s answer, “They are on the roof. Santa arrives in a helicopter.” She continues, “We’ve been here for more [...]

By uclahealth • January 3, 2020

Gastric Sleeve Patient Story Weight Loss Surgery: Sleeve Gastrectomy - Total Lost: 182 pounds in 15 months so far* *Weight loss results can vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results. Read full disclaimer > "I wish that I would have done this years ago." —Female Patient I am a woman [...]

By uclahealth • January 3, 2020