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, Dr. Anna Chirra, at UCLA’s Iris Cantor [...]

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, Dr Laleh Jalilian, was immensely gracious and [...]

By Leila54 • September 12, 2019

Gastric Sleeve Patient Story Weight Loss Surgery: Sleeve Gastrectomy - Total Lost: 80 pounds lost so far* *Weight loss results can vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results. Read full disclaimer > "I am grateful to the care I received at UCLA Medical Center." —Jennifer Like many women I have [...]

By uclahealth • August 2, 2019

This surgery opened doors that I never would have dreamed.

By uclahealth • July 31, 2019

I feel good and I am very satisfied.

By uclahealth • July 18, 2019

After surgery I feel this is the best decision of my life.

By uclahealth • July 18, 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