Department of Hematology

The Department of Hematology provides quality consultation and care to patients suffering from a wide range of benign and malignant blood-related disorders. Hematology is the study of organs forming blood and blood-associated diseases. The treatment primarily caters to the needs of the patients suffering from blood disorders and malignancies such as sickle-cell anemia, hemophilia, lymphoma, leukemia, and other diseases. An important branch of internal medicine, it mainly focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of blood-related disorders. Our hematologists focus on lymphatic organs along with bone marrow for diagnosing any irregularities in the blood count or platelets. Further, evaluation is made by other organs such as lymph nodes, thymus, lymphoid tissue, and spleen that are fed by the blood cells.

Hematology has special relevance with respect to oncology. Although hematologists closely work with experts from diverse medical and surgical specialties, they coordinate with oncologists to provide better care and treatment to children and adults suffering from blood cancer and bone marrow disorders, for example, lymphoma and leukemia. They also treat diseases related to each individual component of blood such as red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and blood platelets. The four key areas of study within hematology are anemia, hemoglobinopathy, coagulopathy, and hematological malignancies.