I am happy to share that as of May 11th, 2020, UCLA Health is open for all medically necessary procedures and surgery. The UCLA Endocrine Center is open for in-person visits, telemedicine visits, and thyroid biopsies (also known as thyroid fine needle aspirations). Our priority is your safety. Accordingly, we have made a number of changes to our clinic environment and processes.
During this time, many patients have opted to have telemedicine visits. We have greatly expanded our use of telemedicine, and are happy to continue offering this option to our patients. Conditions related to the coronavirus pandemic are rapidly evolving.
A new technique called Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach (TOETVA) has been developed. With this surgery, the thyroid gland is removed without leaving any visible scars in the neck. Scarless Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery >
UCLA endocrine surgeon James Wu, MD, presented a live-streaming webinar to discuss active surveillance of low-risk tumors, a recommended treatment approach for many incidentally discovered papillary thyroid cancers.
UCLA endocrine surgeons Masha Livhits, MD & Michael Yeh, MD, presented a live-streaming webinar to discuss an overview of molecular approaches to diagnosing thyroid cancer, including molecular markets that can be a helpful tool, particularly for indeterminate thyroid nodules.
More Endocrine Center Webinars >
New Patients: Coming in for a surgical consultation?
Please complete a surgical consultation health history form (PDF). Phone: (310) 267-7838
Dr. Kyle Zanocco is seeing new patients in our Santa Monica location.
About Dr. Zanocco >
All these years I just thought I had high blood pressure. I never knew what was going on,” says Gloria Beauregard. Dr. Masha Livhits, an endocrine surgeon at Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center, explains, “Mrs. Beauregard had what’s called an aldosteronoma, which is usually a benign tumor in her adrenal gland.
Read more about Gloria’s story >