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Hematology

Manipal Hospitals Department of Hematology is professionally equipped to treat blood disorders of all types, with a wide range of services that range from inpatient day care facilities, a blood bank and laboratory to an outpatient clinic. Manipal Hospitals provide advanced blood banking services with irradiation facilities, platelet aphaeresis, leukodepletion and many other essential services to provide comprehensive care.

Hematology

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Why Manipal?

Manipal Hospital’s Hematology department, along with its research centre provides the best possible care for patients suffering from chronic or acute blood disorders. The department has experience treating both adult and paediatric cases. Our specialized hemato-oncologists are well experienced in stem cell transplantation. Nurses and ancillary staff at Manipal Hospital are trained to handle patients of all age groups who are suffering from blood disorders. We follow stringent protocols while handling central venous access devices. Our team of multidisciplinary hemato-oncologists, infectious disease specialists, lab hemato-pathologists, lab technicians and excellent surgeons ensure utmost overall care if provided to patients. We handle emergency cases and are available 24/7.

Treatment & Procedures

Ear Irrigation

Irrigation-Wax removal procedure for ear canal obstruction is performed by physicians and in some cases, suction or curettes are used for the procedure. This procedure is of grave importance to those susceptible to hearing loss. The removal of the blockage will return the patient’s hearing back to normal.

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ECG

The electrocardiogram test will record the regularity and rate of heartbeats while measuring the position and size of the heart chambers. Identification of damage or the effects of drugs and devices like pacemakers are monitored closely.

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Joint Injections

These injections treat musculoskeletal conditions that are painful in nature, for instance, arthritis. The injection delivers drugs directly to the affected area. We commonly treat patients for anti-inflammatory corticosteroids and osteoarthritis in the knee.

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Nebulizers

We provide patients with nebulizers to deliver medicated air to the lungs for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and other similar conditions.

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Pulse Oximetry

This is a noninvasive test done to measure the oxygen levels in the blood. A probe is clipped to the earlobe or finger and is connected to a monitoring device to keep track of pulse rate, heart rate, and blood flow, as well as oxygen saturation. It is used for breath assessment and for the monitoring of lung problems and blood vessel issues or any…

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Skin tag removal

Small benign skin growths in common sites such as the trunk, neck, body folds and armpits can be cosmetically unpleasing. The removal of such skin tags is done by cautery or cryotherapy.

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Spirometry

This lung function test will measure the exhalation of the lungs. It is

used to diagnose obstructive lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma.

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Women Care

Our women care program provides a yearly exam with a Pap test and

screenings for breast disease, hormonal imbalances, and osteoporosis. This program benefits women especially during their reproductive years and after menopause.

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Manipal hospital has set in place dedicated daily General Medicine OPD for a range of medical conditions. Our day care center and casualty section is properly equipped to manage and monitor
patients with utmost care. Here are some of the main procedures carried out and services provided on a regular basis.

  • Blood Gas Treatment
  • Sugar and Oxygen Analysis
  • Emergency Management (Measures like intubation & defibrillation for urgent lifesaving cases)
  • Ascitic & Pleural Tapping
  • 24/7 patient care in the IPD
  • State-of-the-art critical care facilities (ICUs)
  • Intensivists for complete supervision & critical care management
  • Consistent and seamless interaction across other specialities (Radiology, Pathology,
  • Microbiology, Pulmonary Medicine, etc)
  • Early diagnosis & Preventive treatment (For common issues like hypertension, hepatitis, diabetes, allergies, bronchial asthma, communicable diseases and infections)


To support our primary care services, many subspecialities are set in place for seamless integration and improved treatment like a High-Complexity Lab. To provide increased convenience to patients, we maintain a clinical laboratory that can perform over 90 percent of lab tests required in multi-speciality medical practice. Our laboratory tests have strict quality control measures with trained and experienced staff with specialized
qualifications.

  • Ear Irrigation-Wax removal procedure for ear canal obstruction is performed by physicians and in some cases, suction or curettes are used for the procedure. This procedure is of grave importance to those susceptible to hearing loss. The removal of the blockage will return the patient’s hearing back to normal.
  • ECG- The electrocardiogram test will record the regularity and rate of heartbeats while measuring the position and size of the heart chambers. Identification of damage or the effects of drugs and devices like
  • pacemakers are monitored closely.
  • Joint Injections-These injections treat musculoskeletal conditions that are painful in nature, for instance, arthritis. The injection delivers drugs directly to the affected area. We commonly treat patients for anti-inflammatory corticosteroids and osteoarthritis in the knee.
  • Nebulizers- We provide patients with nebulizers to deliver medicated air to the lungs for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and other similar conditions.
  • Pulse Oximetry-This is a noninvasive test done to measure the oxygen levels in the blood. A probe is clipped to the earlobe or finger and is connected to a monitoring device to keep track of pulse rate, heart rate and blood flow, as well as oxygen saturation. It is used for breath assessment and for the monitoring of lung problems and blood vessel issues or any other condition that affects oxygen delivery.
  • Skin tag removal- Small benign skin growths in common sites such as the trunk, neck, body folds and armpits can be cosmetically unpleasing. The removal of such skin tags is done by cautery or cryotherapy.
  • Spirometry- This lung function test will measure the exhalation of the lungs. It is used to diagnose obstructive lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma.
  • Women Care- Our women care program provides a yearly exam with Pap test and screenings for breast disease, hormonal imbalances and osteoporosis. This program benefits women especially during their reproductive years and after menopause.
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Facilities & Services

A successful treatment plan requires the development of accurate diagnosis. Our hematopathologists at Manipal Hospitals center for Hemato-oncology are renowned for their expertise in blood disease diagnosis. Even the most rare disorders have been dealt with by experts with utmost precision.

All our treatment programs evaluate and manage each patient’s care through the direction of a single hematologist who is supported by a comprehensive team of physicians and nursing staff as well as a range of support services. This includes psychiatrists, social workers and nutritionists. The facilities and infrastructure at Manipal Hospitals are specially designed to care for immuno-compromised patients. HEPA filtered rooms ensure a safe environment for all transplant patients. We ensure all floors have positive and negative pressure rooms. Our cutting edge lab facilities include molecular, genetic mutation analysis, flow cytometry and coagulation testing. Manipal Hospitals hosts one of the most trusted blood bank facilities in the country. We ensure that blood leukocyte is reduced at the collection source and that it undergoes nucleic acid test in order to decrease chances of infections caused by blood transfusions. A plasmapheresis unit is available for the treatment of hematological emergencies and the performance of peripheral blood stem cell collection. A daycare facility with well-trained hemato-oncology nurses who are well experienced with handling blood products and chemotherapy are always at hand.

Our facilities include

- Bone marrow tests

- Cytochemistry

- Coagulation screening

- System analyser (detailed Haemogram with red and white blood cell platelet indices & ESR reticulocyte count, and so on)

- Haemoglobinopathy screening

- Automated coagulation marking positive coagulation tests with stringent quality control

- 24 hours blood transfusion services

- Bone marrow transplant unit (HEPA filtered)

Hematology services at Manipal Hospital are available for inpatients as well as outpatients. All of our patients are treated with advanced management plans that follow up-to-date protocol, after thorough investigations. State-of-the-art laboratories enure extensive investigations for lymphoma, myeloma, leukemias, coagulation and bleeding disorders.The department’s four integrated divisions are as follows

- Diagnostic haematology

- Clinical hematology

- Clinical & Research programs

- Teaching & Education

FAQ's

An assigned specialist gathers general information about the patient’s health, medical history, and various physical examinations are conducted. Based on the doctor’s findings, further diagnostic procedures or treatment will be recommended.

After diagnosis, protocols for management are set in place. A dedicated inpatient ward is assigned with state-of-the-art treatment facilities designed for patients with hematological problems or immunocompromised patients. Counseling services are provided to both patient and family.

The most common conditions of shortness of breath, fatigue, trouble with concentration due to lack of oxygenated blood within the brain, fast heartbeat or muscle weakness.

Not all blood diseases are malignant (cancerous) and they can be resolved completely. However, some benign blood disorders may occur as a result of cancer treatment

You should definitely visit a doctor at least once a year even if you think you are healthy. This will help you steer clear of certain risk factors and heightened complications in the future.

Manipal Hospitals is dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised care and building long-term partnerships with its patients. Our Hemato department and its patients are a testament to this. Contact us to know more about hemato problems and book an appointment with one of our hematologists today

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