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About Dr. Richard Lovas MD
Dr. Richard Lovas, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Orlando, FL, with other offices in Orlando, FL and Orlando, FL . He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Nuclear Medicine and Pathology. Dr. Lovas is affiliated with South Lake Hospital, Health Central and Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, a part of Orlando Health. He speaks English.
Dr. Richard Lovas has 3 locations
6052 Silk Oak Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
Dr. Richard Lovas 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.
Dr. Richard Lovas is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Lovas is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
South Lake Hospital
Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, a part of Orlando Health
Arnold Palmer Medical Center
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Orlando, Florida
Orlando Regional Healthcare System
35 Years Experience
New York Medical College
Graduated in 1978
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1400 S Orange Ave Orlando, FL : (407) 841-5159
6052 Silk Oak Dr Orlando, FL 32819
1414 Kuhl Ave Orlando, FL : (321) 843-5500
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