Dr. Vallabhan, known as “Dr. V” to his patients, has moved to his state of the art new location. And he has provided everything you need under the same roof. No longer do his patients have to get your stress test and scans done at the hospital, which may take hours. Instead, Dr. V has provided a nuclear gamma machine and stress test equipment completely on site. This enables his patients to get their best scan possible immediately prior to the meeting with him. Dr. V is different than most because he treats your heart like his heart. He takes a personal interest in you and goes over every test, scan and procedure in detail until you understand it completely. That is Dr. Vallabhan’s promise to you.
What is Cardiac Nuclear Medicine?
Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body. Because nuclear medicine procedures are able to pinpoint molecular activity within the body, they offer the potential to identify disease in its earliest stages as well as a patient’s immediate response to therapeutic interventions.
Cardiac nuclear medicine is useful in diagnosing and assessing coronary artery disease. It is also used to evaluate cardiomyopathy and identify possible damage to the heart from chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Nuclear medicine imaging procedures are noninvasive and, with the exception of intravenous injections, are usually painless medical tests that help physicians diagnose and evaluate medical conditions. These imaging scans use radioactive materials called radiopharmaceuticals or radiotracers.
Depending on the type of nuclear medicine exam, the radiotracer is either injected into the body, swallowed or inhaled as a gas and eventually accumulates in the organ or area of the body being examined. Radioactive emissions from the radiotracer are detected by a special camera or imaging device that produces pictures and detailed molecular information.
Cardiac nuclear medicine exams provide pictures of the distribution of blood flow to the heart muscle and function of the heart.
Here is one patient’s story:
Joy, 62, is a spunky energetic lady who was a physical therapist in Maryland for over 38 years. In fact, she had worked in a hospital before and had a good understanding of proper medical care. Joy did have slightly elevated LDL and mild hypertention and was being treated by her internist. Although she had a strong family history of heart disease, she didn’t have the normal predictors like high blood pressure and cholesterol. In fact, Joy thought that the family curse had skipped her. That all changed one night after dinner with her ailing mother. She had nausea and then vomiting. Joy knew from her medical training that she was having a heart attack and that women’s symptoms often time are different from men’s. She immediately went to the hospital and was attended to by Dr. Vallabhan. Joy was thoroughly impressed with Dr. V. He went over what had happened and the stent procedure that he needed to perform on her. Joy couldn’t believe how wonderful Dr. Vallabhan was and that he put her at ease immediately with his personal concern of her welfare. He explained everything in detail until Joy was confident and prepared for her stent operation. Dr. V even went over the procedure on his computer. And the follow up at Dr V ‘s office was incredible too. His friendly and knowledgeable staff invited her in and made her feel at home. And to her amazement, Dr. V is the only person she saw. In all Joy, received four stents and feels fantastic. In fact, she sent her husband to Dr. V too! She now feels compelled to tell everyone she knows about her cardiologist….Dr. Vallabhan.
MEET DR. VALLABHAN AT HIS GRAND OPENING ON SEPTEMBER 20TH FROM 3-5PM AT HIS NEW LOCATION IN
Rolling Oaks Professional Park
929 N. Highway 441
Lady Lake, Fl. 32159
(Light Refreshments & Prizes Will Be Given)