In the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken several necessary steps to protect our patients and our community. Please know that we all remain committed to our patients who need specialty care for their endocrine disease. Patients with urgent needs will still receive prompt evaluation and treatment. However, since we may face shortages of hospital beds and supplies (gowns, masks, gloves), we also need to use hospital resources responsibly.
First, all across the country, elective surgeries are being postponed. Accordingly, we have deferred all non-cancer related operations for now. We will move forward with an operation in all patients with a suspected or confirmed cancer diagnosis.
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 >