What is haematology and what are blood disorders?
Haematology is the study of blood conditions related to red and white blood cells, platelets, blood vessels, bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, and the proteins involved in bleeding and clotting. Our team of haematologists are specialist doctors who take care of adults and children by diagnosing, studying, and preventing blood and bone marrow diseases.
Blood disorders occur when there are problems with blood cells or platelets, causing the blood to be unable to do its job. At Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, our specialist haematology clinic provides treatment for all varieties of blood disorders, such as chemotherapy and anti-microbial therapy. Part of our commitment to the highest quality care is the continued care of the patient after bone marrow transplantation or chemotherapy, which is customised to the patient’s condition.
A haematologist provides a range of services related to blood disorders including diet advice, oral medication, transfusions, injections, and bone marrow transplants. They also have a commitment to accompanying their patient every step of the way during treatment which can sometimes be a difficult experience.
When do you need to see a haematologist?
If you or your loved ones are experiencing common or recurring symptoms of blood disorders, you may be referred to a haematologist or wish to consult one. Such symptoms include:
- Blood blisters in the mouth
- Blood clots in limbs (usually legs) causing swelling, redness, warmth in the leg or shortness of breath
- Feeling tired or breathless
- Increased or more frequent infections
- Lumps in the neck caused by enlarged lymph glands
- Pain in the bones
- Petechiae (a fine pin-point skin rash with red spots due to too few platelets)
- Swollen lymph nodes
These symptoms may be important indicators of an underlying condition that needs immediate diagnosis and treatment.
Why you should consider our haematologists in Singapore
Our highly trained haematologists are responsible for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with blood diseases. With decades of experience, our haematologists in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre are equipped to provide you with leading-edge haematological and surgical care.
Our haematologists have both local and international exposure to the latest developments in the field of haematological surgery and treatments—many have advanced degrees from the UK, Ireland, US, Canada, and Singapore.
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre haematology specialists are also members of international, regional, and Singapore medical associations. By continually sharing our medical knowledge and keeping up with the latest treatment options in our fields, our specialists apply their global expertise in haematology in their care of you and your loved ones.
Major Areas of Specialisation
Below are some of the conditions our haematologists treat. Our team provides rigorous diagnoses to determine the right treatment for you which is followed by excellent clinical care. Patient rehabilitation is also managed by our trained specialists. Their goal is to slow down the progress of your condition, alleviate pain and discomfort and to help you or your loved ones embark on the road to recovery.
- General Haematology
- Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
- Auto-immune haematological disorders
- Blood products and haematological disorders
- Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant
- Nutritional and haemolytic anaemia
- Primary and secondary marrow failures
- Problems arising from transfusion of blood
- Coagulation issues
- Bleeding disorders due to acquired or congenital platelet or clotting factor deficiency
- Diagnosis and management of thrombotic disorders
- Bone marrow transplant
- Management of patients with haematological malignancies
- Routine and specialised haematological investigations
- Laboratory Services
Did you know?
Haematopoietic stem cells in the bone marrow are responsible for making blood cells including red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. These stem cells are used for transplantation and can be collected from the bone marrow, peripheral blood or umbilical cord blood.Request an appointment with a haematologist today.