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About Dr. Curtis Bakal
Dr. Curtis Bakal, MD, MPH is a Doctor primarily located in Peabody, MA, with other offices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY (and 7 other locations). He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Diagnostic Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology and General Practice. Dr. Bakal is affiliated with Lahey Medical Center, North Central Bronx Hospital and St. Luke`s Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Curtis Bakal has the following 3 specialties
- Diagnostic Radiology
Radiologists help doctors get a closer look at what’s happening inside your body. If your primary care doctor wants to investigate your symptoms further, they may refer you to a radiologist to get an ultrasound or x-ray. Some radiologists specialize in mammography and breast imaging, which is who you see when you need a mammogram. A Radiologist can also determine if bones are broken or fractured after any kind of accident.
Radiologists are trained to perform MRIs and CT scans, both of which are used to determine the presence of diseases or disorders and help your doctor properly diagnose you. They can detect anything from tumors, bleeding and infections to bone and muscle disorders.
- Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Interventional radiologists, also known as vascular radiologists, use minimally-invasive imaging techniques to diagnose conditions in your organs and blood vessels. For example, if you need an angiography (an x-ray of the arteries) to diagnose a blockage in your blood vessels, your doctor will refer you to an interventional radiologist. They can, if needed, perform an angioplasty to open up the blocked passage.
They’re also trained to perform needle biopsies, insert stents, treat varicose veins and obstructions of the urinary tract (possibly due to kidney stones) and can help with dangerous postpartum bleeding. They treat various types of fibroids and embolization, which is a clot, air bubble or other blockage in the bloodstream. While the types of imaging procedures they perform are more invasive than x-rays done to identify broken bones, pain levels and recovery time are usually minimal.
- General Practice
A general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Arterial Occlusive Diseases
- Balloon Angioplasty (Coronary Angioplasty)
- CT Scan
- False Aneurysm
- Interventional Radiography
- PET Scan
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Dr. Bakal is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Lahey Medical Center
North Central Bronx Hospital
St. Luke`s Hospital
Umdnj University Hospital
Veteran Affairs New Jersey Health Care System - East Orange
Lahey Clinic Hospital
Montefiore Med Ctr Henry & Lucy Moses Div
St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital/St. Luke's Hospital Division
University Hospital of Brooklyn at Long Island Hospital
Lahey Clinic Medical Center
41 Years Experience
Harvard Medical School
Graduated in 1976
Dr. Curtis Bakal accepts the following insurance providers.
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