Surgery

Meant to Be

April 3, 2019

Meant to Be

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“The doctor said, ‘There’s nothing else we can do,’ but my daughter said, ‘We want a new heart,’” says 70-year-old Sarah Hopkins, whose congestive heart failure had her in and out of the hospital. “I heard UCLA Health was a great hospital, so I called and made an appointment. From the moment we saw Dr. […]

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Tags: congestive heart failure, Dr. Martin Cadeiras, featured, heart transplant


Pleasurable Experience

April 1, 2019

Pleasurable Experience

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“In June of 2017, three years after I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, I arrived at UCLA Health,” says Michael Trovato, whose condition had continually worsened. “I was assessed by a few hospitals in California, all of which declined to accept me as a heart transplant patient due to my age. I met with […]

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Tags: congestive heart failure, Dr. Daniel Cruz, featured, heart transplant, kidney transplant, left ventricular assist device, UCLA Transplant Services


My wife  has a new style!

March 29, 2019

My wife has a new style!

By Sergovia50 sfunes

More than 5 years ago my wife needed to start dialysis after being diagnosed with kidney failure, her whole life style ( our whole life style) changed dramatically. Back then our daughter was just 3 years old, for me as a husband and daddy was heart breaker experience when one day I saw my daughter […]

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Tags: dialysis, Doctors Day, Dr Jeffrey Veale, featured, kidney exchange program, kidney failure, kidney transplant, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Made me feel like the most important patient in the world

March 29, 2019

Made me feel like the most important patient in the world

By MTquint taka2000

Through visits with my primary care physician Robert Ashley and cardiologist Michael Mazar (both of whom are great) , I learned that I had multiple blockages in the three main coronary arteries. Quintuple bypass was performed by Curtis Hunter on September 28, 2018. In the weeks leading up to the surgery, Dr. Hunter promptly and […]

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Tags: cardiac rebah, Doctors Day, Dr. Curtis Hunter, Dr. Michael Mazar, Dr. Robert Ashley, featured, heart surgery, ICU, patient stories


We're Here to Help

March 23, 2019

We’re Here to Help

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“If I had come in six months later there was nothing they could have done,” says Kevin Brophy, who came in to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a colonoscopy and discovered he had stage four colorectal cancer. “I had a seven centimeter tumor in my rectum. There are seven signs of cancer, and I […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, chemotherapy infusions, colonoscopy, radiation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, stage four colorectal cancer, surgery


Do Your Family History

March 20, 2019

Do Your Family History

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“I’m the poster child for why you get your colon cancer screening,” says Angela Deaver Campbell who was 50 years, 3-months-old when she got a colonoscopy. “They discovered a polyp that looked suspicious. It was cancer. I had surgery, which ended up being a colon resection because they found the polyp had gone awry where […]

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Tags: colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, family history, featured, polyp


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

By uclahealth uclahealth

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