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12 OTs & 92 ICU Beds
24*7 Emergency facility
Department of Haematology, Paediatric Haemato-oncology & Bone Marrow Transplantatio
The Department of Haematology, Paediatric Haemato-oncology & Bone Marrow Transplantation at Fortis provides broad-ranging, integrated and patient-centric services for the diagnosis and management of all kinds of blood disorders in adults and children, including cancers of the blood. Backed by an extensive team of experienced haematologists, the Department strives to become the most sought after centre for all blood related disorders. The Department always remains at the forefront of existing methods and advancements in haematology services, making for a dynamic, efficient and self-reliant centre with a wide array of specialisation.

Our highly qualified multi-disciplinary team comprises adult haematologists and paediatric haemato-oncologists that offer treatment of complex blood disorders. Moreover, our constant quest to advance our knowledge and methods puts us at the extreme edge of what is possible, making for a dynamic team offering services of superlative clinical quality. We are proud of our highest standards of patient care, which lies at the heart of all our activities. Our supportive services are second to none, making our steadfast and highly specialized center a place of contentment for patients suffering from any kind of blood disorder.

Why Choose Us

  • State-of-the-art in-house blood bank facility for regular support during the transplant
  • Collective experience of 1000+ bone marrow transplants
  • A team of 6 doctors including adult and paediatric hemato-oncologist and BMT experts
  • 1:1 Nursing ratio that helps to provide the best in class care during the hospital stay
  • Dedicated team for infection control to control infections at all levels during the transplant
  • Inhouse chemotherapy and radiation therapy units are available

Our Team of Experts

  • Dr. Vikas Dua
    PRINCIPAL DIRECTOR & PAEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY
    Haematology
  • Dr. Niti Raizada
    SENIOR DIRECTOR MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
    Oncology
  • Dr. Subhaprakash Sanyal
    CONSULTANT HAEMATOLOGY
    Haematology

FORTIS HEALTHCARE?

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    Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon
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    Fortis Hospital BG Road Bangalore
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    Fortis Hospital, Mulund, Mumbai
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    Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi
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    Fortis Hospital, Richmond Road, Bengaluru
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    Fortis Cancer Institute, Defence Colony, New Delhi
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    Fortis Hospital CG Road Bangalore

Fortis Hospital, India

  • Blood Cancers (Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma)
  • 1900+ BMT Transplant

  • Benefits
  • AUTOLOGOUS TRANSPLANTS - involve the use of a person 's own stem cells. They involve
    harvesting the stem cells before beginning a damaging therapy like Chemotherapy
    or Radiation. ALLOGENEIC TRANSPLANTS involve the use of cells from a donor. The
    stem cells can be collected from a f u lly/ half HLA matched family donor, or from an
    unrelated donor.

  • A Bone Marrow Transplant is a procedure in which diseased bone marrow is replaced with a healthy one. At Fortis Hospital, Noida, we have a dedicated BMT unit for high-end Bone Marrow Transplant therapy. We have a team of highly experienced Hemato-oncologist and Infection Control specialists, who are available 24X7. We follow strict infection control to ensure a high success rate. We provide treatment for Multiple Myeloma, Acute Leukaemia, Sickle Cell diseases, Lymphoma, Bone Marrow Syndrome, Thalassemia, Aplastic Anaemia, Auto-immune Disorders, Metabolic Disorders, Myelodysplastic syndrome, Immuno-Deficiency Disorders. We do Pre-Transplant detailed counselling of the patients and their family members regarding the process, complications, and various aspects of Bone marrow transplant.

Our patient’s stories

Treated BY: Dr. Vikas Dua
Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon

FAQs

  • What is the cut-off age (eligibility) for a bone marrow transplant?
    Bone marrow cell donors and recipients of all ages who meet strict health criteria are eligible for bone marrow transplant. This means both, the donor and the patient who is to receive the donor bone marrow cells, will undergo stringent tests to check for underlying risks and heath issues that could restrict the treatment. While younger donors under the age of 65 years are preferred for BMT, transplant recipients age can be extended upto 75 years if they are otherwise fit and without accompanying severe illness.
  • Can leukemia be cured after bone marrow transplant?
    There are four common types of leukemia. Of these, Acute Leukemia is the highly curable form of adult leukemia. This is attributed to the advances in the diagnosis and high-precision treatment of this type of blood cancer. Cure rates of 80-90 percent following bone marrow transplant have been reported from centers specializing in acute leukemia treatment, including Fortis Hospital in Mumbai, India.
  • Which family members can donate bone marrow?
    Seeking a bone marrow donor within the family is the first option. A brother or sister is most likely to be a perfect match as a donor. This is called a matched sibling donor transplant. There’s a 1 in 4 chance of the bone marrow cells matching among siblings. One’s parents, own children, and other relatives can sometimes be good matches. Only about 30% of those who need a bone marrow transplant can find a matching donor in their own family.
  • Is bone marrow transplant painful?
    The transplant procedure is not painful because it is not surgery. In fact, it is similar to a blood transfusion. The bone marrow cells are infused into the vein directly through a thin catheter or intravenous tube. This process could take a couple of hours and the recipient is awake throughout.
  • Can you walk after a bone marrow transplant?
    Recovery after a bone marrow transplant is gradual but most patients can walk throughout the transplant period barring a few days time when they have low blood counts. It could take several weeks for the new bone marrow cells which were infused into the blood to travel to the bone marrow to begin to make healthy new cells. In some, it could take longer. This is why doctors will keep a steady watch on the recipients to monitor their progress. Depending on the type of transplant, and the risks of complications, doctors could recommend light forms of exercising like walking for short periods within the transplant unit itself.
  • How long is recovery after bone marrow transplant?
    Recovery after a bone marrow transplant is gradual. It takes up to 2 weeks for the newly infused cells to reach the bone marrow to begin to make healthy new cells. This process is called engraftment. In some recipients, it could take longer. During this time the immunity system can be weak. To prevent infections or the risk of complications, doctors recommend hospitalization for a few weeks to around 90 days to monitor the progress. Even after being discharged from the hospital, the bone marrow transplant recipients will have to visit the hospital for routine follow-ups with the doctors to check the response to the transplant.
  • How is the bone marrow collected?
    The bone marrow can be collected through two main methods: a bone marrow aspiration, which involves removing a small amount of liquid bone marrow from the hipbone using a needle, or a peripheral blood stem cell transplant, which involves collecting stem cells from the bloodstream through a process called apheresis.
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