Surgery

March 19, 2019

We Do Something Different

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“The best part of the job is seeing someone happy and benefiting from the surgery,” says Dr. Luke Macyszyn, assistant professor of neurosurgery and orthopedics, pictured here with patient Flo Silverman.“Flo came in with a serious case of intradermal spinal tumor,” says Macyszyn, who specializes in spinal tumors. “Basically a tumor grew on the lining […]

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Tags: Dr. Luke Macyszyn, intradermal spinal tumor, neurosurgery, orthopedics, spinal cord, spinal tumors


UCLA Health Says Yes

March 19, 2019

UCLA Health Says Yes

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“I was told surgery was too complicated or that they could only remove half the tumor because they were afraid they would nick my spinal cord,” says 59-year-old Flo Silverman, who had two neurosurgeons reject her case before seeking help at UCLA Health. “I had a big tumor in my cervical spine, in the C2 […]

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Tags: Dr. Luke Macyszyn, featured, neurosurgeons, spinal cord, tumor


Normalizing After Cancer

March 19, 2019

Normalizing After Cancer

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“If the other doctor had done a physical inspection in 2016 instead of assuming it was hemorrhoids, my colon cancer would have been stage one or two instead of stage three,” says 52-year-old Cesar Perez, who came to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a second opinion on treatment and surgery in November of 2017. […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, colon cancer, colonoscopy bag reversal, Dr. Kevork Kazanjian, featured, hemorrhoids, radiation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


March 15, 2019

Women of UCLA Health: Trailblazers in health care, medicine and science

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March is Women’s History Month, which “honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States.” We take this opportunity to recognize the many contributions women have made to the fabric of our nation, including in the fields of medicine and science. This observance traces its roots to 1981, […]

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Tags: biobehavioral sciences, Health Care Leader to Know, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, Neurological Surgery, nurse practitioner, Precision Medicine, psychiatry, public health, thoracic imaging, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, women leaders in health care


A Whole New Person

March 4, 2019

A Whole New Person

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“I never thought I would be able to ride dirt bikes or BMX again,” says 22-year-old Casey Child, who came in to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center thinking he had the flu. “I was diagnosed with giant cell myocarditis, which is a rare autoimmune disease. I was on the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine for […]

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Tags: autoimmune disease, ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, giant cell myocarditis, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery, transplant, transplant surgery, ventricular assist devices


UCLA Pediatric Heart Surgery Team Innovates Superior Care

February 28, 2019

UCLA Pediatric Heart Surgery Team Innovates Superior Care

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There was a time Glen Van Arsdell, MD, director of pediatric cardiac surgery at UCLA Health, wanted to be a fireman or a chicken farmer. Those were unusual choices for a boy who spent his formative years in Thailand with parents who were medical missionaries. His father, a surgeon by training, provided his patients with […]

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Tags: cardiologist, Children's Heart Center, congenital heart disease, featured, Glen Van Arsdell MD, Heart Month, pediatric cardiology


February 6, 2019

Easy

By John johnlasker

My endocrinologist referred me to Dr. Yeh and said to me, “all surgery is difficult except for this one.” The surgery was easy and the recovery was a quick process, everything went well. I am feeling perfect. I was diagnosed 4 months ago, when I was diagnosed I didn’t feel much anxiety but rather a […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


January 10, 2019

A Mom’s Cancer Story

By Missy miszm68

First off, I wanted to thank Dr. Gofnung and Dr. Yeh for their detection and treatment of my thyroid cancer from 2015-2016. After Dr. Gofnug detected abnormality in my ultrasound screening, I started researching for the best surgeon at UCLA and found Dr. Yeh. I chose him due to his expertise in endocrine surgery. I […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Yaroslav A. Gofnung, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


January 8, 2019

Yay for Dr. Yeh

By Red hgs3

Dr. Kim from UCLA noticed that my wife’s calcium levels were a little high. She was found to have parathyroidism through a blood test and the target was visually located through Ultrasound. We had an appointment with Dr. Yeh and decided to proceed with surgery. From the patient’s perspective, it was a very simple and […]

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Tags: blood test, calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, hormone level, parathyroidism, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology, ultrasound


January 2, 2019

Triple Transplant, Triple Kidneys

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“I have three kidneys,” says Wayne Darrington, a heart, lung and kidney transplant patient from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I feel so grateful and blessed to be alive and thriving. I had amyloidosis (a buildup of amyloid proteins in organs), which affects about 50,000 people worldwide. In my case it started attacking my lungs […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, congestive heart failure, featured, heart transplant, kidney transplant, lung transplant, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center