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Dr. Eric Berkowitz

Radiology
Holtsville, NY
23 years experience

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Radiology

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English

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23 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Uterine embolization: Another good option is uterine artery embolization, a method of cutting off the blood supply to the fibroids causing them to shrink and die. While it ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Damages vessels: Smoking directly damages the blood vessel walls, causing blockages.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Bleeding: Fibroids can cause heavy bleeding, which can led to anemia. Anemia means lack of blood.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Sedation: Light sedation can be used, in addition the soft tissues should be numbed to the periosteum, the outer layer of bone.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
CT is higher: The risk from a ct guided lung biopsy is approximately 25%. Underlying emphysema would make a collapsed lung more likely. Biopsy of a mass resting aga... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Scans: Ultrasound, ct scan with contrast and mri, MRI being the most accurate for anything greater than 2cm. A blood test for AFP can detect hepatocellular c... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Generally yes.: The radiologist will usually try to get in touch with the referring doctor.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
No: Very unlikely, they are usually not large or dense enough.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
No: No, it is not normal. Ask your gynecologist. There are many possible causes, one cause that is hard to diagnose is pelvic venous insufficiency. Look f... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
None or a lot: The question is less about how many are safe and more about the question you're trying to answer. If you've been in a major car accident and are bleed... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Many things: Spots on the liver can represent many different things ranging from benign cysts and hemangiomas to tumors. A ct without contrast cannot tell the diff... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Depends what kind: It depends what kind and how bad it is. Venous(vein) insufficiency leads to varicose veins and ulcers in the legs. Treatment involves closing the abno... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Blood blockage: Any item, including blood clots, medical wires, bullets, that travel within a blood vessel or are placed there intentionally to stop blood flow, can b... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Few and small: Generally speaking, people with fewer (3 or less) and smaller tumors, with disease only in the liver will be candidates for these therapies, with rese... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Controversial.: About 1 in 1000 fibroids can become cancerous. It is a matter of debate whether these fibroids turn cancerous or were cancerous all along.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Another option: Another option in patients who don't tolerate medications or in whom they aren't working well, and who need very frequent paracenteses(drainage proced... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Yes. CDs.: Get a cd from each place you got a ct and take it with you. It costs a few dollars and will be very valuable in the future. If you need a ct it is ver... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Depends on target: It depends on the organ treated. Usually it will be mild fever, pain, mildly abnormal lab results, tiredness, plus others depending on the procedure. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Small risk: There is always risk involved in any procedure. Some have greater risk than others. Generally speaking, bone marrow biopsies are low risk, but your he... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Lose weight work out: You need to lose weight and exercise. The fastest way to do that is to eat less than you normally do and dedicate time to exercise. You can see a nutr... Read More
A 91-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Check it out: It is possible that you may have fractured one of your vertebrae, especially if you have osteoporosis, it would be a good idea to get checked out.
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Metabolic scan: A pet scan measures the glucose (sugar) consumption of different tissues in your body. Some abnormal tissue will consume more glucose than the surroun... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Harder to treat: It is much harder to treat, usually dietary changes are used. Sometimes an interventional radiologist(image guided surgeon) can identify the problem a... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Berkowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Berkowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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My Dr gave me the same answers so its comforting to have the same second opinion! Thank you.
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thank you its very hard to do diet haha but i will try thanks
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks! :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, NY
Graduated 1999MD
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