minimally invasive surgery
Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer While PSA testing to screen for prostate cancer has led to more detection, the concept of “active surveillance” is gaining traction as a means to reduce overtreatment of the disease.
“My wife trained here at UCLA, so it was the natural choice for me. I came here for thyroidectomy and I met Dr. Yeh sometime in April. He gave me an appointment for surgery within the next 2 weeks. The overall experience was great. He conducted a very minimally invasive [...]
Like all doctors, surgeons need to stay abreast of their field, but for them, doing so is complicated by the need to learn – and be adept at using – constantly evolving surgical technologies. They need a place to learn in a non-life-and-death situation. That’s where UCLA’s CASIT [...]
https://youtu.be/u4A_nDs4_JM For more than two decades, bisphosphonates, better known via television ads as Fosamax and Boniva, have been the go-to prescription drug for people with osteoporosis. The drugs are supposed to strengthen bone and reduce fracture risk in people post-50. But for one leading cause of [...]
All these years I just thought I had high blood pressure. I never knew what was going on,” says Gloria Beauregard. Dr. Masha
It was a routine, annual checkup for Ed Evans. His blood pressure and cholesterol levels were normal. Ed exercised regularly and watched his diet, so physically he was in great shape. Everything looked fine, until his blood work came back. The doctor explained that Ed’s PSA levels were dangerously high. That Spring afternoon in 2012, Ed learned that he had prostate cancer.