Cardiology & General Medicine

  • cardiology consultations can help diagnose issues and risks, such as palpitations and arrhythmias
  • The Cooden Medical Group offer individual, diagnostic tests for heart conditions

Dr Robert Gerber BSc, MB BS, MRCP, PhD

Dr Gerber is a Consultant Cardiologist at both Conquest Hospital Hastings and Eastbourne District General Hospital. He graduated from Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Medical School which is part of King's College London in 2000.

He was one of a select few that undertook the MB PhD programme after being awarded the University of London Carpenter prize and subsequently graduated with both academic and clinical qualifications.

Dr Gerber holds dual accreditation in Cardiology and General Internal Medicine on the GMC specialist register and was awarded membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003. He is also a member of the British Hypertension Society (BHS), the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) and the European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (EAPCI).

We are proud to work with Dr Gerber here at The Cooden Medical Group and as such offer the following treatments and packages on a consulting basis:

  • Healthy Heart Clinic (Age +45)

    This assessment is ideal for those training to get fit or training for a race or participating in sport and want the knowledge that their heart is up to exercise. This package includes the following treatments:

    • Questionnaire
    • Transthoracic echo
    • ECG
    • Physical examination
  • Well Person Clinic (Age +45)

    These packages are ideal for those who want reassurance that their heart is functioning normally and the knowledge that all the cardiovascular risk factors have been addressed. We offer the following three packages:

    • Package A: Consultation, ECG, transthoracic echo
    • Package B: Consultation, ECG, transthoracic echo, blood tests (lipids, glucose)
    • Package C: Consultation, ECG, transthoracic echo, blood tests (lipids, glucose), CT coronary calcium score
  • Palpitations and Arrhythmias

    If heart palpitations are bothering you we recommend you get them checked out. We can determine what is causing the symptoms and establish if they are related to an abnormal heart rhythm. In most cases we can help you avoid the trigger and no treatment will be necessary. However if not, we can discuss your results and recommend an on-going treatment plan for you. We offer the following three packages:

    • Package A: Consultation, 24hr tape (monitors for abnormal heart rhythm)
    • Package B: Consultation, 24hr tape, transthoracic echo
    • Package C: Consultation, 7 day monitor, transthoracic echo
  • High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure should be taken seriously. If affects more than 1 billion people around the world and is the most common cause of cardiovascular disease such as stroke, heart attack and kidney failure. If you suffer from this disorder we can put your mind at ease by investigating the condition, establishing the causes and offering solutions for the best possible outcome. We offer the following three packages:

    • Package A: Consultation, 24hr blood pressure monitor
    • Package B: Consultation, 24hr blood pressure monitor, renal USS, blood tests
    • Package C: Consultation, 24hr blood pressure monitor, CT renal angiography, blood tests, renal denervation treatment
  • Individual Tests

    (these must be recommended by a consultant)

    Our individual diagnostic tests are clinically proven methods of identifying heart conditions associated with healthy vs. unhealthy, pathologic and heart function. Whatever your problem, we will be able to recommend the right treatment to ensure we find the best solution. Our tests include:

    • BP monitor
    • 24hr tape
    • Trans oesophageal echo
    • Transthoracic echo
    • Bubble echo
  • Procedures

    (Operator fee only, procedural costs covered by insurance or additional costs.)
    These procedures are not available on patient request, but by consultant recommendation only. Procedures include:

    • Angiogram
    • Angiogram and FFR
    • Angiogram and IVUS (intravascular ultrasound)
    • Permanent pacemaker
    • Pacemaker box change
    • PCI ICD

Contact The Cooden Medical Group 01424 846190


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