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Dr. Robert L Kagan has the following 2 specialties
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.
- 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.
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Dr. Kagan was very gentle and caring. It turns out I am claustrophobic. I had several panic attacks while having the MRI and had to stop several times. He took the time everytime to take me out, calm me down and gave me the option several times to reschedule with sedation. He was very patient with me and understanding. I feel any other Dr. would have just had enough and made me reschedule. Instead he talked me through it and was very comforting. I really reccomend Dr. Kagan to anyone who likes genuinely kind and caring doctors.
46 Years Experience
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1972
Dr. Robert L Kagan accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsLifescan Institute America Llc, 3122 E Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
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