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About Dr. Matthew Sakata
Dr. Matthew Sakata, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Redwood City, CA, with other offices in Redwood City, CA and San Mateo, CA (and 2 other locations). He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Nuclear Medicine and Pathology. Dr. Sakata is affiliated with Mills Hospital, San Mateo Medical Center and Sequoia Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Matthew Sakata has the following 2 specialties
- Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine specialists are doctors who have extensive training in the use of nuclear substances, like radiation, to diagnose and treat certain illnesses.
These specialists perform diagnostic tests in which a small amount of a radioactive substance is injected into a vein, inhaled or taken orally by the patient. The radioactive substance then enables the nuclear medicine specialist to use a scanner to detect the radiation level in the part of the body being examined in order to create an image of it with a computer. The images tell the physician whether there are abnormal changes in metabolism which indicate whether a disease or injury is present. These tests are often used to detect cancer.
In addition to detecting cancer, substances like radioactive iodine can be either injected into the blood stream or taken orally to fight cancer and other diseases. After being ingested, the substance is absorbed by the thyroid gland and abnormal thyroid tissues are destroyed.
A pathologist is a physician who specializes in the causes and paths taken by different diseases in order to accurately diagnose an illness.
Pathologists diagnose and determine the characteristics of a disease through the study of biopsies of diseased tissue or of bodily fluids. For example, a pathologist will look at a biopsy of a skin lesion in order to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. A pathologist will also look at a Pap smear in order to check for a gynecological cancer like cancer of the uterus.
In addition to determining the cause and development of a disease, these specialists also study the changes a disease makes to a body and the consequences of those structural changes.
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Dr. Sakata is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
San Mateo Medical Center
Mills-Peninsula Health Services
California Pacific Medical Center-St Lukes Campus
Sequoia Hospital - Redwood City
Sequoia Health Services
45 Years Experience
University of California at San Francisco
Graduated in 1968
Dr. Matthew Sakata accepts the following insurance providers.
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