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"I had prostate cancer at 55 years of age,” says Robert Grycan, who chose to seek help from Dr. Stuart Holden on the advice of a family member. Robert now goes to his appointments at the Clark Urology Center in Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “Everything is fine now; I’m [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017

"Three years ago, my wife died, and I just gave up. I didn’t want to do dialysis anymore."

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017

I was one of the first 30 patients to have received a liver transplant performed at UCLA by Dr. Busuttil. Now him and his liver transplant team has performed well over 6,000 transplants since 1984.

By Vicky • August 7, 2017

“I was having extreme pain in an area of my breast. I would get this shooting pain that would knock the breath out of me,” says Toni Stanton Harris, who felt a grape-sized lump during a self-examination, visited her primary-care doctor and found out she had stage 2 triple negative [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017

"I love kids, so I only ever wanted to be a pediatric nurse," says Sharon Doggett, who for the past decade has been caring for children at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Sharon's constantly inspired by her patients. "They're so positive; their ability to stay positive through everything is amazing. [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017

"I thought, while I'm here, if I'm not busy, I'll go sell Girl Scout cookies," says 10- year-old Elyse Pineda. Evelyn Pineda, mother of Elyse, adds, "She's a regular gastrointestinal patient, so we're in here a lot. She has an intestinal pseudo- obstruction, and we're here this time because she [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017

"I was afraid with general anesthesia that I wouldn't wake up again," says Francis Shloss, who came to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for her heart surgery. Dr. William Suh, who performed her TAVR, or transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery, says, "We wanted to respect Mrs. Shloss' preferences so we [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017

"Brooklyn said, 'Yay!' when I told her we were going to see the doctor because her throat was sore," says Portland Watson, mother to 2-year-old Brooklyn, who brought her daughters to UCLA Health Santa Monica Pediatrics. "I love the doctors here. They're really great with my overreacting about my kids, [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017

"I have a cataract developing in my right eye, and my ophthalmologist found a shadow during my eye exam," says Anne Burkart, who found out she had cancer in her left eye. "I was really fortunate that he sent me over to the UCLA Stein Eye Institute. It turned [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017

“I’m old, I’ve been spending a lot of time at the doctor’s and that’s why I’m here,” says Judy Leach, chuckling as she talks about what brought her to the Clark Urology Center at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I had bladder cancer, but now it’s gone so I’m [...]

By uclahealth • August 5, 2017