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Surgery

“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

First-time father Mike Wescamillo and the Dodgers' A.J. Pollock encourage each other through a virtual call

By uclahealth • June 20, 2020

“My mom is having surgery today so, I’m waiting for her,” reveals Gloria, a family member waiting at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “She’s having parathyroid surgery, so it will be an hour or two-hour wait. [...]

By uclahealth • December 20, 2019

“I went in for my annual mammogram, and they saw a calcification,” recalls Marjan Shokri, who was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. She chose the UCLA Breast Center, Santa Monica for treatment. “I had two biopsies because the MRI showed one more calcium deposit closer to my nipple. The options [...]

By uclahealth • October 24, 2019

Lori Jordan, a marketing executive for a Silicon Valley startup, was in her mid-30s when she noticed a lump in one of her breasts for the first time.

Although she had recently completed an annual physical and breast exam with her long-time primary care physician, By uclahealth • October 7, 2019

Seven years ago, I noticed a small lump at the back of my throat. At a dentist appointment, I asked about it, and was sent to an ENT. The ENT sent me to have an MRI, and following that, I was sent to a surgeon at UCLA to discuss. At [...]

By Cory • September 27, 2019
For 35 years I knew I had to have my thyroid goiter removed, but the thought of someone slitting my throat and possible losing my voice, was not an option (I had small children at home). But when the goiter started pushing inward onto my esophagus and windpipe, I realized [...]
By Simi Valley • September 16, 2019
Initially I met with a specialist who recommended surgery as an option. They recommended I get a surgical consult to weigh my options. Both doctors were very patient and informative throughout the whole process. I ended up opting for the surgery to remove my thyroid and a date was set [...]
By H • September 12, 2019
I cannot express how much my experience on the day of my surgery was enhanced by having the most caring and warm anesthesiologist one could possibly hope for. I had never had surgery before and didn't know what to expect, but my anesthesiologist, By Anna56 • September 12, 2019

Millions of people suffer from back pain every year. The burden of back pain on a person’s daily life can be debilitating. Even routine activities such as playing with kids on the floor or taking a bike ride seem out of the question when your back hurts. Fortunately, pain relief [...]

By uclahealth • July 15, 2019