Patients requiring outpatient and ambulatory care for benign and malignant blood diseases are treated in the ambulatory care hospital and outpatient clinics, featuring the general hematology clinic as well as specialty clinics that offer comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic approach.
Patients are referred to the Hematology Clinic by their family physician and are assigned to a specialty clinic according to their diagnosis. In the clinic, patients undergo various diagnostic procedures, such as imaging (CT and PET-CT), bone marrow aspirations and biopsies and blood tests, ranging from basic to the most sophisticated, for accurate diagnosis and for monitoring response to therapy.
Specialty clinics include:
- Lymphoma Clinic - Patients with a variety of lymphoproliferative diseases, including Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, CLL (chronic lymphoid leukemia) and other forms of indolent lymphomas are diagnosed and treated in this clinic.
- Myeloma Clinic - Patients with myeloma, MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance), or amyloidosis are treated in this clinic. The clinic operates in close collaboration with specialists from nephrology and orthopedic oncology services and the BMT unit, to provide a multi-disciplinary state-of-the-art approach.
- Leukemia Clinic - Patients with acute leukemia (AML and ALL) and CML (chronic myelogenous leukemia) are closely monitored in this clinic. Highly sophisticated tests, such as flow-cytometry analyses, cytogenetics, and molecular (DNA) tests are provided for better diagnosis and risk stratification, as well as for guiding and monitoring the response to therapy.
- Coagulation Clinic - Patients treated with chronic anti-coagulant therapy, as well patients undergoing diagnostic tests for bleeding and coagulation disorders, receive services in the Coagulation Clinic.
- BMT Clinic - Ongoing assessment and therapy for patients and donors before the transplant, as well as a long-term follow-up of patients after BMT are provided by this clinic.