World-class outpatient care
The Hematology Ambulatory Care Service diagnoses, assesses, and treats patients with various hematologic diseases. Patients are referred from HMO clinics and hospital departments.
Patients needing comprehensive diagnostics can undergo blood tests, bone marrow testing, and imaging tests. To treat oncology or hematological conditions without needing to be hospitalized overnight, patients can receive chemotherapy or blood products in a comfortable, supportive ambulatory setting.
The ambulatory teams treat a variety conditions, including:
- Leukemia, such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML), acute lymphoma leukemia (ALL), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- Hodgkin's disease
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Multiple myeloma
- Myeloproliferative diseases, such as polycythemia vera
- Blood clotting and coagulation disorders
- Anticoagulant therapy (such as Coumadin) imbalance
Patient-focused ambulatory service areas
- Diagnostic testing: Comprehensive blood tests, bone marrow tests, bone marrow biopsies, flow cytometry (cell characteristic analysis), gene mutation analysis, characterization of serum proteins, imaging tests (PET-CTs and MRIs), and hereditary thrombophilia (excessive clotting) testing.
- Medical follow-up: Specialty services are provided by the Leukemia Clinic, Lymphoma Clinic, Myeloma Clinic, Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic, Coagulation Clinic and General Hematology Clinic.
- Hematology Day Hospital: Care administered by a skilled multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers and medical psychologists, includes chemotherapy, disease instruction, oncology counseling, treatment, and cancer coping support.
Day hospitalization enables patients to receive a range of care, such as chemotherapy or blood transfusions, on an outpatient basis and return home the same day. This patient-centered approach helps avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and emergency department visits, and allows patients to continue with their routines, which significantly improves quality of life.
The Day Hospital also administers blood products, antibiotics, iron, immunoglobulins, and other intravenous medications such as erythema and rituximab.
- Bone Marrow Transplantation Day Hospital: Patients post-transplant can be administered blood products, fluid infusions, and intravenous medications, and receive counseling and instruction by an expert multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, dietitians, social workers, and psychologists.
- Hematology emergency care: The Day Hospital offers urgent care for hematology patients who need immediate medical treatment, assessment, or pain management.
- Apheresis services: This unit performs peripheral blood cell collection for donor or autologous (self) transplants, lymphocyte collection for cellular immunotherapy, and plasma exchange for patients with various neurological diseases.