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We found 7 nuclear medicine providers who accept Vytra near Staten Island, NY.

Dr. Paramanthan Ahilan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
11 Ralph Place; Suite 109
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Para Ahilan is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). Dr. Ahilan honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Ahilan's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Ahilan (or staff) speaks Albanian and Italian.

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Dr. Roman Y Royzman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
501 Seaview Avenue
Suite 201, NY
 

Dr. Roman Royzman's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Royzman honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Royzman is conversant in Russian. He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He has an open panel.

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Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.9%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 2.2 times the average?
  • Based on 167 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.9 times the average?
  • Based on 91 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Ruben Kandov, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
501 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Ruben Kandov is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Brooklyn, NY and Staten Island, NY. Dr. Kandov has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Augusta Health. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Kandov completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Kandov (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian.

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Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.1%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 2.2 times the average?
  • Based on 164 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 times the average?
  • Based on 107 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
475 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Arnold Brenner is a diagnostic radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Brenner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Brenner (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Staten Island University Hospital - South. Dr. Brenner has an open panel.

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Dr. Devayani Mukund Patel, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
475 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Devayani Patel is a specialist in nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Devayani Patel works in Staten Island, NY. Dr. Patel graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. In addition to English, Dr. Patel speaks Spanish. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. Dr. Patel's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3311 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Donald McCord is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Vytra, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCord accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    98.9%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
  • Based on 438 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    99.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
  • Based on 413 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
501 Seaview Avenue; Suite 100
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Foad Ghavami works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Ghavami honors Vytra, Medicaid, Group Health Incorporated (GHI), and more. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Ghavami (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ghavami is open to new patients.

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What is Nuclear Medicine?

Nuclear medicine is specialized medical care that uses tiny amounts of radioactive material to diagnose or treat disease. Most commonly, the radioactive material is used to produce images of the inside of the body.

When nuclear medicine is used for imaging, tiny amounts of radioactive material are mixed into medicine that is injected, swallowed or inhaled. These medications are called radiopharmaceuticals or radiotracers. The medication goes to the part of the body that is being examined, where it emits a kind of invisible energy called gamma waves. Special cameras can take photographs or video of those gamma waves, so they also take an image of the body part where the medication is. Videos can show how the medicine is being processed by the body.

What makes nuclear medicine so useful is that it is extremely accurate. The images taken with nuclear medicine are incredibly precise, providing images down to the molecular level, so they can show disease at its earliest stages. Nuclear medicine can also show the function of body parts instead of just their structure: it can be used to see how well a heart is beating or how much oxygen lungs are holding. It is a way for doctors to see inside the body without the risks of surgery.

The word “radioactive” can make some patients uneasy, but nuclear medicine is very safe. The amount of radiation used is very small, less than a person usually receives from simply standing outside during a normal year. It has been used successfully for more than sixty years, and is painless.

Sometimes nuclear medicine can be used not just to diagnose disease, but also to treat it. Hyperthyroidism is sometimes treated with radioactive iodine, and certain cancers are sometimes treated with targeted radiation or radioactive medications.

Nuclear medicine provides an enormous amount of information that is not available any other way. It helps patients avoid exploratory surgeries or unnecessary treatments, and it helps physicians quickly decide on the best care.