The field of blood diseases encompasses a wide range of conditions. These may be simple and common disorders (such as anemia, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, lymphadenopathy, hemorrhagic disposition and thrombosis), or more severe and complex ones (such as leukemia, multiple myeloma and lymphoma), which require special diagnosis, management and treatment.
The contribution of a hematology specialist is necessary for nearly all pathological conditions, as well as many surgical conditions or complications that may lead to certain hematopoietic system disorders which must be evaluated and treated properly.
The Athens Euroclinic Blood Diseases Department is staffed by hematology specialists and is equipped with state-of-the-art lab technology, with the aim of offering top-level medical services. The Department has three teams of hematology specialists with top scientific training and long experience in major centers in Greece and abroad.
The Department hematologists work closely together to perform specific medical procedures or reach crucial decisions for certain patients. They also work closely with other specialists when it comes to diagnosis, hospitalization and treatment of patients. These professionals include imaging specialists, interventional radiologists, surgeons, infectious disease specialists and generally all Hospital physicians and nurses.
The following tests are performed at the Blood Diseases Department to diagnose certain blood diseases: morphology, immunophenotyping, cytogenetic analysis and molecular evaluation of bone marrow via aspiration or biopsy. These procedures are performed at the One-Day Clinic under neuroleptanesthesia or local anesthesia. They are fast, painless and effective procedures, so as to alleviate patient stress.
In severe cases of lymphoma and multiple myeloma, chemotherapy is followed by hematopoietic stem cell autotransplantation.
Medical Infrastructure & Technology
Patients with acute leukemia and lymphoma are hospitalized in the specially designed wards on the 4th level and receive healthcare services from fully trained and qualified nursing staff. In the event of relevant indications, patients may be hospitalized in single rooms under strict safety measures and suitable technical infrastructure. A One-Day Clinic operates for patients who may be required to continue treatment after discharge for services such as transfusion of blood and blood products, and chemotherapy, without the need for admission.
In addition, many blood diseases as well as hematopoietic system conditions may be monitored by the Blood Diseases Outpatient Clinic.
All lab tests are performed in the fully equipped Euroclinic labs, where hematologists may study their patients’ blood and bone marrow themselves if they wish so, while the results are fast and reliable.
The Euroclinic also runs a fully organized Blood Donation Department, which offers support for a wide array of blood conditions that require transfusion of blood and blood products.