“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 [...]

By uclahealth • March 19, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • March 19, 2019

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 [...]

By uclahealth • March 15, 2019

I am forever grateful for the care and experience I received thru this program.

By uclahealth • March 8, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • March 4, 2019

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 [...]

By uclahealth • February 28, 2019

I am so thankful to Dr. Chen and the staff at COMET.

By uclahealth • February 26, 2019

Dr. Gary Satou was born for pediatric cardiology and it did not take him long to find out. As the son of a physician, he knew it was only a matter of time before he entered the vast world of medicine. “I was in high school and I saw a PBS [...]

By uclahealth • February 23, 2019

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 [...]

By John • February 6, 2019

Gastric Sleeve Patient Story Weight Loss Surgery: Sleeve Gastrectomy - Age 69, Total Lost: 130 pounds lost so far* *Weight loss results can vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results. Read full disclaimer > "After surgery I felt so good, I wondered if I had actually had the surgery" [...]

By uclahealth • January 23, 2019