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Haematology

Haematology is concerned with all aspects of blood formation and the diseases which occur when the process breaks down. We have a range of cutting-edge haematology services available, including stem cell transplantation. The hospital is well-equipped to deal with any blood related problems, including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, testing for thrombophilia as well as the assessment of potential bleeding problems that may complicate surgery. We also offer an Anticoagulant Clinic, which specialises in blood clotting disorders.

Our Pathology Laboratory is supervised by a Consultant Haematologist, and blood diseases are quickly identified and dealt with. They will also provide expert advice to colleagues of other specialities to resolve haematological problems occurring during assessment within other medical or surgical conditions. This includes performance of bone marrow biopsies on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

For specific information on our Haematology/Oncology Services, please visit our website.

Services offered include:

Bone Marrow Aspiration and Trephine Biopsy

This is a minor invasive procedure, carried out under local anaesthetic, for the diagnosis of haematological disorders, evaluation of pyrexias of unknown origin and for the staging of haematological malignancies e.g. lymphoma.

Haemopoietic stem cell transplantation

This is a treatment option for certain patients who have haematological malignancies or some non-haematological disorders. It involves a complex preparatory work-up, including assessment and stem cell collection four to six weeks prior to inpatient admission, and post-transplant follow-up.

Lumbar puncture

This is a minor invasive procedure, carried out under local anaesthetic. A diagnostic test is carried out to exclude meningeal infiltration by leukaemia or lymphoma.

Venesection and polycythaemia

Venesection is the removal of blood on a regular basis to treat conditions such as haemochromatosis (too much iron in the body) and polycythaemia (overproduction of red blood cells).

Opening Hours: 24 hour inpatient unit at Leaders in Oncology Care at London Bridge Hospital. Outpatient department from 9am to 5pm Mon-Fri
Contact:
Telephone:For general enquiries call: +44 (0)20 7407 3100
To book an appointment call: +44 (0)20 7234 2009
Email: info.lbh@hcahealthcare.com