Dr. Alon Gitig

Cardiology
Yonkers, NY
20 years experience male

Locations

Office

Yonkers, NY

Address

1010 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Gitig has experience treating patients with a broad range of cardiac problems, including coronary artery disease, heart valve disorders, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, and atrial fibrillation. He has a strong background in noninvasive imaging tools, such as echocardiography and nuclear stress testing. He enjoys using these and other technologies to define patients’ risk for cardiac illness, in order to develop targeted, aggressive primary and secondary prevention regimens. Dr. Gitig routinely uses proven pharmacological agents to this end, but also helps guide patients to resources to assist them in lifestyle changes (e.g. quitting smoking, exercise training, weight loss programs, and even holistic/alternative practitioners when necessary) which are the vital ingredients in getting patients to truly change their lives and reduce their risk of events. Dr. Gitig treats members of the Westchester community from a wide array of backgrounds. He has developed an interest in working with the growing elderly population of Yonkers. It is an exciting era in cardiology, with less invasive techniques being developed to treat mitral and aortic valve disease, relieve coronary artery obstructions, and help prevent strokes from atrial fibrillation. By judiciously directing appropriate patients towards novel technologies and medications, Dr. Gitig has been able to help many of his older patients regain an improved quality of life, and remain active, thriving members of their communities. Dr. Gitig maintains a close working relationship with many of his colleagues on the full-time faculty of Mount Sinai’s Division of Cardiology, allowing him to keep abreast of exciting advances in the field. He takes pride in being able to serve as a bridge for his Westchester patients, facilitating their access to cutting-edge treatments, including clinical trials of technologies and devices which they might otherwise not have at their disposal.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
20 years experience Cardiology
Often, normal: The spectrum is vast. If diagnosis is based purely on genetic test (i.e. Screening), many people with the gene never develop any cardiac abnormality. ... Read More
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Dr. Alon Gitig
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Semantics: All drugs have a generic name, which is assigned to the molecule that has the pharmacological effect in the body, and a brand name that is proprietary ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
20 years experience Cardiology
To find blockages: An angiogram images the arteries of the heart by injecting dye into them, to find blockages. It is done if someone has symptoms such as chest pain tha ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gitig is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gitig is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank You.I recently quit smoking after 35 years and have been trying to improve my health.Since quitting I've been able to stop taking my blood pressure medication as ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I eat pretty well but --of course could eat better~~~I use NO salt, sugar,MSG, red meat, use only olive oil, fish 1-2 week am 79 and active as my 40 year old workers!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This kind of info really motivates me to do a better job of taking care of my body!!! Thank you so much!!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 2001MD

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa (University of Pennsylvania)
Summa Cum Laude (University of Pennsylvania)
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