Introduction

Technology and expertise to beat life-threatening conditions.

The Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant at MMHRC deals with complicated ailments related to the blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes. The diseases could be of a malignant or benign nature. They include cancers like leukemia (blood cancer), lymphoma and myeloma. Non-cancerous diseases of the blood include bone marrow failure (aplastic anaemia), anaemia due to inherited disorders like thalassaemia, sickle cell anaemia and bleeding disorders like hemophilia and immune thrombocytopenic purpura.

Thanks to a team of expert doctors and advanced treatment facilities, patients from different parts of the country are referred to MMHRC’s Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant for critical care and various lifesaving procedures.




 

Facilities

  • OPD: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm
  • Day care chemotherapy
  • Day care bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
  • Lumbar puncture for CSF analysis and intrathecal instillation of chemotherapy
  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • 24-hour blood bank with availability of all blood components (packed red cells, fresh frozen plasma, platelet concentrates, cryoprecipitate, single donor platelets, granulocyte collection, stem cell collection and storage of cryopreserved stem cells at 80 degree Celsius)
  • Cytogenetic, flow cytometry and molecular studies done at reputed institutes (Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai; Christian Medical College, Vellore; and Ranbaxy Lab, Mumbai)
  • Radiation therapy
  • Inpatient general ward, private rooms, deluxe rooms and special ward for neutropenic patients
  • HEPA filtered rooms
  • Apheresis machine (Fresenius Kabi) used for peripheral blood stem cell collection, single donor platelet collection, granulocyte collection and plasmapheresis
  • Multispecialty consultations round-the-clock with 24-hour emergency services
  • 24-hour biochemistry, pathology and microbiology laboratory (NABL accredited)
  • Complete coagulation workup (Factor assays) available round the clock

 

 

Doctor

  • Dr. Kasi Viswanathan, M.D, D.M, - Consultant