Hematology

At our hematology and oncology centers, we can treat a wide variety of blood diseases. Anemia is one of the most common blood diseases. Our hematology centers also serve as an infusion clinic for patients with rheumatic diseases.

Listed below are some common procedures.

Blood Transfusions

A blood transfusion transfers blood from one person to another. This is done to replace blood that may have been lost due to depression of bone marrow.

Vitamin Supplements

Vitamin supplements are often used to treat anemia, a condition where the blood cells do not produce enough iron.  Iron supplements are administered to some patients to help replenish the iron stores in the body. To help the body absorb iron supplements more quickly, some patients are also given Vitamin C supplements.

Plasmapheresis (blood-filtering procedure)

This procedure removes, treats, and returns blood plasma from the blood stream. This is often used to treat autoimmune disorders by removing disease-causing autoantibodies from the blood circulation.  Plasmapheresis  is also used to remove blood proteins if they are overly abundant.

Therapeutic Phlebotomy

Therapeutic Phlebotomy is the removal of excess blood from the body.  This is used when the body produces too much blood, or produces blood with too much iron in it.