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Dr. Fidias De Leon

Nuclear Medicine
Miami, FL
22 years experience male

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Office

Miami, FL

Address

1250 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL
Directions

Office

Atlanta, GA

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Urgent Care Physician

Specialties
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Nuclear Medicine

Family Medicine

Urgent Care

Doctor Q&A

173 Answers
68 Agrees
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Not really: Diagnostic imaging radiation is very low and not likely to cause any problems with your pregnancy. Follow up with your ob/gyn as usual.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
See below: Post surgical pain or incisional pain in the abdominal wall may be present even weeks after surgery. Check with your doctor to discuss all diagnostic ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Infection: Parasitic infection should be a concern when drinking from rivers or lakes. I recommend water purification tablets. Stay safe!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
See below: High uptake suggest hyperthyroidism and low uptake may suggest hypothyroidism and its multiple variations. See your doctor to discuss results of the t... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Not necessarily: "sand" in the gallbladder is called sludge, which can become a stone in the future. High levels of cholesterol increases your risk for developing gall... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Discuss with your MD: External radiation and radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancer are relatively safe but they have different possible side effects. Radiation therapy may... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: A low ef suggest gallbladder dysfunction, which may cause nausea and abdominal pain after meals. Check with your doctor for treatment options.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
See a physician: Pregnancy should be excluded if you are sexually active. Other causes my be cystitis or infection of the bladder, or pelvic inflammatory disease. See ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Need Imaging : You need blood work and ultrasound or ct of the abdomen (liver, gallbladder and pancreas) to evaluate for hepatitis, among other things. See you docto... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Yeast infection: It is common to develop a yeast infection after antibiotics. See your doctor for prescription medication.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Need exam: See a physician for a physical exam. May have tonsillitis, strep throat etc. Regarding acid reflux, try over the counter antacids like Omeprazole dai... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Surgery: If you have symptoms and have enough sludge in the gallbladder to cause an abnormal hida scan, the most likely scenario would be cholecystectomy.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Unlikely: Very unlikely. Take a quick urine test in 1 week for confirmation.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: It all depends on size of the stone and location. Your doctor should create a treatment plan accordingly. If stone is large, ultrasound waves are used... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Lung problems: This may indicate a pulmonary problem. Further testing is necessary. Consult with pulmonologist as soon as possible.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Calories: Increase calories from good sources. 34 kg for a 13 year old is not far from normal range. Between 35 and 40 kg would be appropriate depending on hig... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Follow instructions: The procedure center will instruct you to not eat or drink from the night before, except for a galon of colon prep (golytely) solution used to clean t... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Needs further workup: Specks of blood in phlegm may indicate a more serious condition like cancer, or other infectious conditions like tuberculosis. Further investigation w... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
May need surgery: If hida is abnormal (7% ef) with associated symptoms of abdominal pain worse after meals, a diagnosis of gallbladder dysfunction is likely. Removing t... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Probably not: It appears that all test are normal except for the egd or endoscopy showing gastritis. Assuming normal blood workup as well, i would say that it is no... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
See below: An MRI or magnetic resonance imaging is a study that provides anatomical description of a part of your body. A pet scan can provide further informatio... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Need more info: First you need to find out the source of the headaches. See a physician for a detailed history and physical exam. Good luck!
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
See a doctor: Anxiety and feelings of detachment should always be evaluated by a physician. Seek help today.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
No: Normal gb ef is greater than 30%. If that is normal and ultrasound is normal, than other causes should be entertained. A ct or mr may show sludge with... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
See a doctor: Ovarian cysts can cause pain. With your age and if sexually active, pregnancy should be excluded, including ectopic pregnancy or a pregnancy outside o... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
No and maybe: You will likely have a hida scan tomorrow, and sludge is not evident on this type of study, only on imaging studies like ct, ultrasound, mri. If you h... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Other symptoms?: How old is your son? Any other symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhea? Any diseases like diabetes? Medications he is taking? All this questions are ne... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Not really : Unlikely relation between gallbladder disease and headaches. Frontal sinusitis or migraines would be a more likely scenario.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
CXR?: I would start with a chest x-ray. Signs of bronchitis are productive cough, fever (not always), malaise etc. Not sure of a diagnosis of bronchitis wit... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Many: Basically all medications that may affect gastric motility. Reglan (metoclopramide), erythromycin, motilium (domperidone), and antispasmodics such as ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
See details: A nuclear medicine bone scan would show areas where there is active bone remodeling (creation) happening. If the surgery was many years ago, the uptak... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Fasting?: If you were fasting for a little while prior to the first scan, the gallbladder was full of bile and not allowing the radiotracer to get into the gall... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
See below: I would suggest to discuss alternatives with the doctor that recommended rp. Other option s could include radiation, radioactive seed implantation. Ta... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
No: You need to find out what the complete report says. There is more involved in a hida scan than cck injection. Need ejection fraction, uptake time, pre... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Need to see MD: May be external hemorrhoids, abscess or wart. You need a physician to take a look.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Tomorrow: If your surgeon needs to take out your gallbladder tomorrow he can do it. Most radiation will be out of your body.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Infection?: If you are describing findings on a ct of the chest report, then a reticular density or opacity may suggest infection, including tuberculosis. See you... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Bells palsy?: One of the most common causes of face dropping in young patients as yourself is bell's palsy, a condition affecting specific nerves in your face. Vira... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Hx of Cancer?: If your operation was for cancer treatment, and now there is a pulmonary nodule, then the pet scan would be used to determine if it metabolically acti... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Which virus?: You need to find out which virus was the problem, flu, stomach etc. Normal hygiene precautions should always be taken including washing hands frequent... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Thyroid Nuclear Scan: Is a diagnostic procedure to evaluate the thyroid gland, which is located in the front of the neck and controls the body's metabolism. A radioactive s... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Biopsy: The biopsy to determine if the nodule is malignant is way less invasive than surgery. I would suggest biopsy.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
See below: A hida scan is a type of nuclear imaging study. This means that it uses a radioactive chemical, or tracer, that helps highlight certain organs on the ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
T and U: Some electrocardiographic findings associated with hypokalemia include flattened or inverted t waves, a u wave, st depression and a wide pr interval.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
See a physician: At your age, heart conditions would not be likely. Severe esophagitis or inflammation of the esophagus is a possibility. In any case, if the pain is a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Scheduled visits with your ob/gyn are necessary to ensure healthy pregnancy.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Not just fiber: Any meals other than the food given to swallow for the study, may interact with the results of the study. May give a slower time of gastric emptying a... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Antioxidants: Blueberries are rich in antioxidants which helps prevent cell damage in your body. Blueberry muffins are great tasting too :).
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Not really: Pregnancy should always be excluded. I suggest practice safe sex, and if no pregnancy is wanted at this point, seek medical care for appropriate contr... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Not always: Ultrasound will identify physical problems with your gb like stones, sludge, calcifications etc. With abnormal hida and symptoms as you described, sur... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. De Leon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. De Leon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! The gastric emptying study was: Emptying 35%, emptying begin (to) 31 min.; emptying end 89 min.; T1/2 115min; T0 - T1/2 84min; ... Abnormal
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Sir..thank u for ur reply..shall i take laser treatment.is there any side effects?i wear specs for one year..
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! That's what I say remove! Symptoms . Don't know why have to see Gi. Classic symptoms. No stone ultrasound!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Universidad Iberoamericana
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

Montefiore Medical Center

Residency

Montefiore Medical Center

Awards

Physicians Recognition Award, American Medical Association
Thought Leader, Second Place, Atlanta, GA - Winter
2013
Top Nuclear Medicine Specialist, Second Place, National - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Urgent Care Association of America
Florida Medical Association
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