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Hematology

Medical teams at Yale-New Haven Hospital that specialize in hematology — the study of blood and its disorders — provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of related diseases that impact both adult and pediatric patients. We emphasize a multidisciplinary approach, which includes board-certified hematologists, as well as specialists in laboratory medicine and oncology. Of particular interest are services that diagnose and treat disorders of red blood cell production, leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

Hematology

Why Choose YNHH for Hematology Services

Hematology services at YNHH are provided by specially trained physicians, nurses and other staff, on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. In addition to their clinical duties, our nationally and internationally renowned physicians also are actively involved in education and training programs, as well as leading-edge research and clinical trials. Nurse specialists who assist in the treatment of patients are essential to the hematology teams. Together, they are committed to advancing the science and practice of hematology by understanding the molecular basis of related diseases and transferring their research to advanced patient care.

Patients diagnosed with blood cancers, principally leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, are treated at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Smilow's Hematology Program is staffed by highly specialized physicians who lead teams comprising data managers, clinical nurses and care coordinators, providing each patient with individualized attention. Children referred for hematology/oncology services are seen in the Pediatric Specialty Center at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, where patients are treated by multidisciplinary teams.

Hematology Services We Provide

Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy involves removing tissue from the red bone marrow to be sent to be examined in the hematology laboratory. The biopsy is performed by using small needle that is inserted into a selected bone area. A local anesthesia may be given before the procedure, which may be done on an inpatient or outpatient basis.

Bone marrow transplant removes cells that are normally found in the bone marrow, filtering those cells and replacing them either to the patient or another person. The goal is to exchange healthy bone marrow cells into a person with unhealthy bone marrow.

Stem cell transplant, performed by experts at Smilow Cancer Hospital, is part of standard therapy for certain patients with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.

Chemotherapy treatment for patients with acute problems is offered at a dedicated outpatient facility that provides a convenient and comfortable location and daily access.

For more information about hematology, blood disorders, including blood cancers, and related topics, please visit our Health Library.


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