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Below are some of our featured patients and their stories. If you are a patient, a family member or a friend, it's easy to share your favorite experience with UCLA Health. Become a member of our online community. You can add a story, upload photos and let everyone know about your experience in one of our hospitals or community clinics or with our doctors, nurses and staff. Share your story on Facebook. We look forward to hearing from you.

 
Sharon's Story

Sharon’s Story:
Facial Tumor

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UCLA Department of Head and Neck Surgery

Lightening Strike Story Robert’s Story:
Lightning Strike

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Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Alex's Story Alex’s Story:
Pediatric, Partial Nephrectomy Surgery

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UCLA Urology
CELS Procedure Robert’s Story:
CELS Procedure

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UCLA Colorectal Cancer Treatment Program
UCLA Blood and Platelet Center Jennifer’s Story:
Blood Recipient

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UCLA Blood & Platelet Center
Kidney Cancer Robot Surgery Ilija’s Story:
Kidney Cancer Robot Surgery


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UCLA Urology
Todd Dunlap Todd’s Story:
AngioVac Removes Blood Clot

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UCLA Radiology
Deep Brain Stimulation Tonya’s Story:
Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinsons


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Deep Brain Stimulation
The Woman Who Heard Too Much Karrie’s Story:
The Woman Who Heard Too Much


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UCLA Head and Neck Surgery
Edna's Story Edna’s Story:
Breast Cancer


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Revlon UCLA Breast Center
Andrea's Story Andrea’s Story:
Miracle Twins


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UCLA Fertility and Reproductive Health Center
Daniela's Story Daniela’s Story:
Innovative Bladder Surgery


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UCLA Department of Urology
Gotta Have Faith Keyota’s Story:
Gotta Have Faith


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UCLA Pediatric Cardiology
Jonathan Horne Jonathan’s Story:
Spine surgery changed his life

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UCLA Spine Center
pelvic prolapse Pam’s Story:Pelvic Organ Prolapse Robotic Surgery

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UCLA Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spine Center Story James Matthew’s Story:
UCLA Spine Center

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UCLA Spine Center

Gaston and Luis' Story Gaston and Luis’ Story:
Kidney Donation

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Kidney Exchange Program
Cheyann Cheyann’s Story: Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangectasia

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HHT Treatment Program

Charlotte Rae Charlotte Rae’s Story: Pancreatic Cancer

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UCLA Center for
Pancreatic Diseases

John Paul Jr. John Paul Jr’s Story:  Huntington’s Disease

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UCLA Department of Neurology

Dwight's Story Dwight’s Story: HIFU Treatment for Prostate Cancer

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UCLA Urology Department

Penelope's story Penelope’s Story: Berlin Heart Ventricular Assist Device

Learn more about: UCLA Transplantation Services

Brian's Story Brian’s Story: Liver Transplant

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Jay's Story Jay’s Story: Therapeutic Hypothermia to treat cardiac arrest

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Emergency Medicine

Pam's Story Pam’s Story: Kidney Exchange

Learn more about: UCLA Transplantation Services

Baby Paul's Story Baby Paul’s Story:
Jaw Distraction

Learn more about: UCLA Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Tevis's Story Tevis’s Story: UCLA Double Lung Transplant

Learn more about: UCLA Transplantation Services

Barry's Story Barry’s Story: Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer

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UCLA Urology Department

Labor & Delivery Jacqueline's Story: Labor & Delivery: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

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Labor and Delivery

Leiauna's story Leiauna’s Story:
Liver Transplant

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Louise's story Louise’s Story: 10 Years Later and Cancer-Free

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Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Child Life/Child Development Child Life Story: Chase Child Life Program at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA

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Chase Child Life Program

Donaven's story Donaven’s Story:
Cavernous angioma

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UCLA Neurosurgery

Alan and Blyden Alan and Blyden’s Story:
A childhood friend saves a life by donating a kidney

Learn more about: UCLA Transplantation Services

Aiden's Story Aiden’s Story: Hemispherectomy to treat rare neurological disorder called Sturge-Weber Syndrome

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UCLA Neurosurgery

dystonia patient Veronica’s Story: Dystonia treated with surgically implanted pacemaker

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UCLA Neurosurgery

Mike's Story Mike’s Story: 
Laminectomy to treat an arachnoid cyst of the spine

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UCLA Spine Center

Cancer story Living life after cancer: a Story about cancer survivors

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Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

   
Tummy Time Vital Signs Feature:
Increased Tummy Time for Newborns
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UCLA Craniofacial Clinic
Fighting Acne Vital Signs Feature:
Newer Techniques Provide More Options for Fighting Acne
Hearing Loss Vital Signs Feature:
Technology Improves Outlook for Hearing Loss Patients
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UCLA Audiology Clinic
Hands on CPR Vital Signs Feature:
Hands-Only CPR for Sudden-Cardiac-Arrest Patients

Hyperbaric Medicine Vital Signs Feature:
Hyperbaric Medicine
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UCLA Hyperbaric Medicine
Stroke Vital Signs Feature:
New Device to Treat Stroke patients
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UCLA Stroke Center
Varicose Veins Vital Signs Feature:
Varicose Veins Treatment

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UCLA Gonda Venous Center
Acetaminophen Vital Signs Feature:
Possible Acetaminophen Asthma Link

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Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA
Zen Vital Signs Feature:
Zen to Patient's Bedside

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Urban Zen Integrative Therapy
Cardiology Vital Signs Feature:
New Approach to Cardiac Catherization

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Department of Cardiology
Endoscopy Vital Signs Feature: Endoscopy as Nonsurgical Intervention
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UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases
NICU Vital Signs Feature: Family- Centered Care for Preemies

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Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA
ECT Vital Signs Feature: ECT to Treat Severe Depression

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Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Chase Child Life Program Vital Signs Feature:
Chase Child Life Program

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Chase Child Life Program

Michael Vital Signs Feature:
Heart Valve Replacement without Surgery

Learn more about: Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Max Vital Signs Feature: Medical Home for Children with Complex Conditions

Learn more about: Pediatric Medical Program at UCLA

Colleen Vital Signs Feature: High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy

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Radiation Oncology

Charmian Vital Signs Feature: EMT Offers Hope for Depression

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UCLA Depression Research and Clinic Program

neonatal NICU Vital Signs Feature:
High-Risk Follow-Up Clinic

Learn more about: NICU at the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
VAD Vital Signs Feature:
VAD Alternative to Heart Transplant
Learn more about: UCLA Ventricular Assist Device Program
 
Joe's Story Vital Signs Feature:
Cornea Transplant

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Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA

OCD Vital Signs Feature:
Children with OCD

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Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA

Vinnie's Story Vital Signs Feature:  Intestinal/Liver Transplant

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UCLA Transplantation Services

Sue Vital Signs Feature: Improved lenses for Cataracts

Learn more about: Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA

Betsy Vital Signs Feature: Osteoporosis Treatment

Learn more about: UCLA Osteoporosis Center in Santa Monica

Brody Vital Signs Feature: Congenital Heart Disease

Learn more about: Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Rudy Vital Signs Feature: Dupuytren's Contracture

Learn more about: The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Hand Center

Nursing Home Vital Signs Feature:
Nursing Homes

Learn more about: Division of Geriatric Medicine Skilled Nursing Facilities

Paul

Vital Signs Feature:
Early COPD Treatments

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UCLA COPD Program

Aaron Vital Signs Feature: Operation Mend

Learn more about: UCLA Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Simms/Mann Vital Signs Feature: Simms/Mann Family Resource Center
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Simms/ Mann Family Resource Center
Autism Vital Signs Feature:
Parent of Autistic Child

UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment

John Vital Signs Feature:
HIV/AIDS and UCLA CARE Center

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UCLA CARE Center