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Hematology (Blood Diseases) Worldwide: Best Hospitals, Doctors, Options, & Cost

Update: Apr 23, 2024

Best oncohematology clinics

How to choose the right hematology hospital?

When selecting a blood disease clinic, one critical factor includes adherence to established global service norms, compliance with international standards confirmed by certificates. Additional factors might be narrow specialization, hospital level, and access to necessary medical equipment and treatments for your diagnosis.

Each hematology center specializes in treating certain blood diseases, with varying levels of expertise. Simply put, one clinic treats leukemia better, another treats anemia, a third specializes in bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, others in myelodysplastic syndrome and so on. It is recommended to pay attention to the statistics of the success of transplants, access to bone marrow banks, and the doctor's experience.

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Top blood disorder doctors

Prof. Dr. med. Harald-Robert Bruch, MSc, PhD
Excellent
AiroScore
9.70
Oncological and Haematological Praxis Clinic Bonn
gastroenterology, hepatology, infectious diseases, oncology, hematology, pain therapy and nutritionology
Prof. Dr. med. Florian Bassermann
Excellent
AiroScore
9.90
Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Eber
Excellent
AiroScore
9.80
M1 Private Clinic Munich
pediatric haematology, oncology, hemostaseology, tumour diagnostic, pediatric and adolescent medicine
Prof. Dr. med. Bertram Glab
Excellent
AiroScore
9.90
Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch
hematology and oncology, bone marrow transplant
Dr. med. Christopher King
Excellent
AiroScore
9.80
Marien Hospital Marl
internal medicine, gastroenterology, oncology, diabetology and metabolic diseases
Dr. med. Thomas Benter
Excellent
AiroScore
9.40
Academic Hospital DRK Berlin-Mitte
internal medicine, gastroenterology, hematology, and oncology
Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Kahl
Excellent
AiroScore
9.30
Academic Hospital DRK Berlin-Kopenick
internal medicine, gastroenterology, hepatology
Dr. med. Ali Nuri Hunerliturkoglu
Excellent
AiroScore
9.70
Helios Hospital Krefeld
hematology, oncology, internal medicine

Criteria for picking the best hematologist

Choosing the right hematologist is crucial when it comes to effective treatment of blood diseases. But how can you identify an excellent one? Start by using the AiroMedical to compile a list of hematologists. In the best clinics, doctors of sciences and professors conduct treatment. The blood disease specialist must continuously improve their qualifications. Scientific research is supported by practical medical experience.

When selecting a doctor, evaluate their availability and experience with your illness. Ask about the methods he uses and their effectiveness and side effects. Some hematologists specialize in stem cell transplant or treating rare blood diseases, so you better specify a subspecialization. During consultation, a specialist should explain available options, procedures, and expected outcomes, and give recommendations about preventive care.

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Accurate hematological diagnosis

Timely diagnosis and high accuracy of the study results are the first steps to healing. However, the path to the final diagnosis of a particular hematology disease is often long and challenging. Sometimes it is necessary to conduct many analyses, standard and more complex.

A range of diagnostic tests for blood diseases

Bone marrow examination
The most common option for obtaining bone marrow cells is a sternal puncture. The procedure is carried out using a special needle. First, a small amount of bone marrow is taken into the syringe. Then, it is studied in detail under a microscope. This method effectively diagnoses oncohematology diseases (leukemia, erythroblastosis).
Blood test, including clotting analysis
Reveals characteristic cellular changes in the absolute majority of patients.
Studies of lymph nodes
The lymph node cells are taken with a conventional syringe without anesthesia. Then a specialist under a microscope looks at it.
X-ray examination
It is used to look for oncohematology changes in the chest lymph nodes and large and small bones.
Ultrasound
An informative and safe method of examining the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes.
Computer (magnetic resonance) tomography
It helps to detect enlarged lymph nodes and pathological foci that are not accessible to other imaging methods, for example, localized inside or near the spinal column.

Specific tests available in certain centers

Molecular genetic analysis
Doctor check for any DNA shifts causing a disorder. Is shows cellular changes and determines hereditary blood diseases (for example, hemophilia).
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing & matching
Tissue typing (HLA) identifies HLA antigens in a donor and predicts their appearance after transplantation. The Crossmatch test determines compatibility by mixing blood samples of the donor and recipient. Negative crossmatching means compatibility and unlikely rejection.
Immunophenotyping
Modern technologies allow for determining a specific type of white blood cell. The reaction involves the cells themselves and proteins-antibodies to them, artificially created by humans.

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Advanced treatment solutions for blood diseases

Innovative hematology treatment methods can significantly change the prognosis, reduce the risk of death and, most importantly, change patients' quality of life. Even in the presence of an oncohematology disease, a person can feel okay. Medical advances today are changing the fate of people:

Newest treatments for blood disorders

CAR-T-cell therapy
Oncohematology therapy method, when the patient's T-lymphocytes become the medicine. They are taken from the bloodstream, treated specially, "teaching" to recognize cancer cells, and injected back into the patient. The lymphocytes obtained in this way, or CAR-T cells, make it possible to recover in cases where chemotherapy does not help.

Therapy is carried out in Israel, Spain, Germany, USA. So, in the Spanish Children's Hospital of San Juan De Deu for 2016-2020, more than 40 such procedures were performed, and the response to treatment was received in 80% of cases.

Cryofiltration apheresis
A hematology technique for removing from the plasma many oxidized products, substances that increase blood viscosity and its tendency to thrombosis. After a hematology treatment course, blood flow is activated in all tissues and organs by 20% or more. It is due to an increase in the elasticity of the vascular wall, an increase in the lumen of the vessels, a decrease in blood viscosity, and an increase in its fluidity.
Double filtration plasmapheresis (DFPP)
Selectively removes pathogenic substances and viruses from the blood plasma. During this procedure, blood is taken from the patient and passed through an apparatus that separates plasma from blood cells. As a result, normal blood cells return to the bloodstream along with donor plasma or plasma replacement.
Bone marrow transplantation
First, an oncohematology patient is given high-dose chemotherapy to destroy the "sick" bone marrow. Then he is injected with new stem cells from a compatible donor, which develop into healthy bone marrow. Transplantation of stem cell can be performed in various setting including for patients who doesn’t have a relative donor (using a bone marrow bank in certain hematological centers).
Targeted drugs of new generations
They pinpoint oncohematology cells and make them vulnerable. Three new targeted drugs, Imbruvica, Calquence, and Zydelig, are already being used to treat some types of lymphomas and are being studied against other classes.

The pharmaceutical industry giants continue their research to obtain even more effective hematology medications. However, the latest treatment methods are already available in leading hospitals worldwide.

Treatment cost & budget

Blood diseases€1,232 - 2,986

Hematological examination€1,232 - 2,986

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