Best Doctors in India for Thalassemia Treatment

Dr. Rahul Bhargava

Dr. Rahul Bhargava

BMT Specialist & Hematologist | Director – Hematology, Pediatric Hemato Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant; Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, India | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. Vikas Dua

Dr. Vikas Dua

Pediatric BMT & Hematologist | Additional Director & HOD – Hematology, Pediatric Hemato Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant; Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Best Hospitals in India for Thalassemia Treatment

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon | One of the top Super-Specialty Hospitals, Artemis Hospital is often counted among the top 10 Hospitals in India. Artemis serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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FMRI Gurgaon

Fortis Memorial Research Institute

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital, Fortis is specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Fortis serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Apollo serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital, Noida | Jaypee Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Delhi NCR | Jaypee has good medical team for specialties like Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Manipal-Hospital

Manipal Hospital

Manipal Hospital is a new and fast growing hospitals in Delhi NCR | Manipal has good medical team for specialties like Oncology, Cardiology and CTVS, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Max Hospital, Saket

Max Super Specialty Hospital

Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital, Max New Delhi is specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Max serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon | Founded by world-renowned Heart Surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Medanta has developed to one of the most reputed super-specialty hospitals in India. Medanta today serves patients from across the world for all major ailments | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Narayana-Superspeciality-Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital is a world-class medical facility which caters to healthcare needs of NCR region. Equipped with world-class medical equipment and infrastructure, it ensures patients of providing a wide range of treatment.

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psri hospital

PSRI Hospital

Pushpawati Singhania Hospital & Research Institute is a multi-specialty hospital which is well-known nationally and internationally. PSRI hospital is famous for its ambience, quality of care as well as high-level patient satisfaction.

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W Pratiksha Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital is a multi-specialty hospital, excels in IVF, oncology, orthopedics, gynecology, dermatology & maternity. Equipped with cutting edge techinology, experienced & dedicated doctors, it is known to offer highest healthcare standard.

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What is Thalassemia?

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the patient’s body makes inadequate amount or abnormal form of haemoglobin. Haemoglobin of Red Blood Cells carries oxygen through the body. Thalassemia results in damage of large number of RBCs thereby making the patient anemic.

Thalassemia is a genetic disorder. Thalassemia is caused by mutations in the DNA of cells that forms the haemoglobin & these are passed from parents to children.

There are two proteins involved in the formation of haemoglobin, viz. Alpha and Beta proteins. Type of Thalassemia depends on these two proteins. Alpha thalassemia means the body lacks alpha haemoglobin & Beta thalassemia is when the body lacks Beta haemoglobin.

Signs & symptoms of Thalassemia

Signs & symptoms of Thalassemia are:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Brittle bones
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pale or yellow skin
  • Jaundice
  • Swelling in the abdomen
  • Dark urine
  • Delayed growth in children
  • Heart problems

Diagnosis of Thalassemia

For the diagnosis of Thalassemia, the doctors advise:

  • CBC (Complete Blood count) & haemoglobin electrophoresis test.  or
  • Prenatal Examinations- Certain tests can be done before a baby is born to find out if the baby has thalassemia. These tests are:
  • Chorionic villus sampling test involves removal of tiny piece of the placenta for evaluation and is usually done around the 11th week of pregnancy.
  • Amniocentesis involves taking a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the foetus and is usually done around the 16th week of pregnancy.

Treatment of Thalassemia

Mild cases of thalassemia require no treatment. Occasionally, blood transfusion and surgery is required to help manage thalassemia complications. Treatment is required for moderate to severe thalassemia. The treatment options are:

Blood transfusions

Severe forms of thalassemia require blood transfusions require eight and twelve transfusions in a year.

Iron chelation therapy

Iron Chelation involves removal of excess iron from the bloodstream which is caused by blood transfusions and can lead to heart and other organs damage.

Bone marrow transplant

Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplant involves transferring of stem cells or bone marrow from a compatible donor, usually sibling. This procedure eliminates the lifelong blood transfusions and drugs to control excess of iron.

Surgery

Surgery is done to correct the abnormalities of bone.

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