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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Brooklyn, NY, Suite 201, NY, and Staten Island, NY. Dr. Royzman is conversant in Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York and Staten Island University Hospital. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of North Shore University Hospital's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Royzman average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Ahilan (or staff) speaks Albanian and Italian. He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Ahilan is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Kandov (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Kandov's professional affiliations include Augusta Health and Staten Island University Hospital. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kandov honors. Dr. Kandov has an open panel.

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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 specialties are nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Brenner is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Staten Island University Hospital - South. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is open to new patients. Dr. Brenner graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Brenner (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish.

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Dr. Devayani Mukund Patel, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
Verrazano Radiology Ass.; 256a Mason Ave- Siny
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Devayani Patel sees patients in Staten Island, NY. Dr. Devayani Patel's medical specialties are nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Patel speaks Spanish. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. Dr. Patel studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. 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 sees patients in Staten Island, NY. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. McCord is in-network for Vytra, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Ghavami accepts Vytra, Medicaid, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Ghavami (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital. He is accepting 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.