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

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

Dr. Roman Royzman's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Royzman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. He speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Royzman's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Para Ahilan's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). Dr. Ahilan accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Ahilan (or staff) speaks Albanian and Italian.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Brooklyn, NY and Staten Island, NY. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kandov is professionally affiliated with Augusta Health. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kandov is open to new patients. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Kandov (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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's areas of specialization are nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology; he sees patients in Staten Island, NY. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Staten Island University Hospital - South. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Brenner welcomes new patients. Dr. Brenner studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Brenner (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish.

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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's specialties are nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Devayani Patel practices in Staten Island, NY. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Patel attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Donald McCord is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. McCord is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. He graduated from New York Medical College. He is in-network for Vytra, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McCord's office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Staten Island, NY. He studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He accepts Vytra, Medicaid, Group Health Incorporated (GHI), and more. Dr. Ghavami (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ghavami has an open panel.

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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.