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World Class Bone Marrow Transplant Services - SUCCESS FACTORS FOR EXCELLENT OUTCOMES

Most advanced medical and technical expertise includes

Highly skilled team of hemato-oncologists and transplant specialists, most of them educated and trained abroad at pioneer hospitals of the field. They have gained valuable knowledge and experience to deliver clinical outcomes at par with global standards.

NABH and JCI accredited world class hospitals having state of the art facilities.

Standalone Dedicated Facility

Stand alone dedicated facilities, equipped with ultra-modern infrastructure and Internationally trained, widely experienced faculty. This is one of the steps in preferring that all important isolation unit for each of our patients to provide them an infection free environment.

State of the Art Laboratory and Transfusion Services

The laboratory is equipped with ultra modern machines and all investigations are performed at the centre itself providing faster results. Moreover the lab and transfusion services are provide 24 hour back up to the BMT unit.

State of the Art Transplant Rooms

Each room at our affiliated BMT centres are equipped with separate HEPA filters with triple filteration and positive pressure. One more step towards providing you world-class facilities at most affordable rates.

Highly Experienced Medical Staff

Specialists at our affiliated BMT unit are trained in the best transplant centres across the world and carry huge experience. Our preferred centre is also the largest BMT unit outside of North America with success rates at par with them.

Bone Marrow Transplant in India

Bone Marrow Transplant in India

What does bone marrow transplant mean?

Bone Marrow Transplant is a type of treatment in which given therapy for cancer or diseases are related to the bone marrow. 

throughout the time of this   transplant, the donor or the patient’s stem cells of bone marrow are taken out , filtered and given back to the patient. In this procedure, the unhealthy bone marrow will be eliminated and healthy bone marrow cells will be transfused. 

 

 

In spite of the fact that it is not a standard treatment, Bone marrow transplant is used in the treatment of leukemia, aplastic anemia, lymphoma, immune deficiency disorders, and some tumor cancers. 

How many kinds of bone marrow transplant are there? 

There are three kinds of bone marrow transplants:

  • Autologous bone marrow transplant: Once these treatments are carried out, the stem cells are inserted back into the patient’s body. This type of transplant is called  a rescue transplant. The patient’s stem cells are detached  just before the patient receives chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
  • Allogeneic bone marrow transplant: In this type of transplant the stems cells are removed from a donor.
  • Umbilical cord blood transplant: A newborn infant’s stem cells are removed from the umbilical cord right after birth. The stem cells are then stored and used until a transplant is needed.

 

How is bone marrow transplant performed? 

 

  • A catheter is pushed into a vein in the patient’s chest, above the heart. Through this catheter, drugs and other materials are given to the patient. Blood samples are also withdrawn through this catheter.
  • The patient is admitted to the bone marrow transplant unit, the conditioning or preparative regimen begins, in which the patient will have chemotherapy and radiation therapy for many days. This is required to eliminate unhealthy bone marrow and cancer cells. Space for new bone marrow is also created.
  • The patient will undergo a stem cell transplant through a process similar to blood transfusion.
  • A central venous catheter is used to deliver the stem cells into the patient’s bloodstream. The stem cells go into the bone marrow through the blood.
  • A bone marrow harvesting is required to get bone marrow and stem cells from a donor. This may be done through a minor surgery in which the bone marrow is removed from the hip bones.

 

How to prepare for bone marrow transplant? 

 

  • The patient is physically analyzed to determine if he or she is healthy enough to go through the bone marrow transplant procedure.
  • The patient’s age, disease, and stage of the disease are taken into account to determine if the patient should undergo the procedure.
  • A number of tests are conducted to examine the functions of the patient’s heart, lungs, kidneys and other vital organs. This is required to check if the functions of any of the organs are impaired after the transplant procedure.

 

 

Days admitted :The patient may be admitted in the hospital throughout the treatment of chemotherapy, the duration of which may vary from patient to patient.

Anesthesia : If the patient requires a bone marrow harvest surgery, general anesthesia is executed.

Recovery :– The patient will receive anti-infection medications. – Blood transfusion  may also be required. – The patient will need to be fed through an intravenous tube until the mouth sores are cured. – Medication to stop graft versus host disease is also provided. – After that patient is discharged from the hospital, the patient needs to continue home recovery for two to four months. – The patient cannot return to full-time work and normal activities for six months. – For the first several weeks the patient will be too weak to do anything apart from sleeping, sitting and walking inside the house.

Risks :The risks of bone marrow transplant depend on many factors like the type of bone marrow transplant, disease, age and health of  the patient etc. Some of the complications are as follows: – Bacterial, viral and fungal infections – Low platelets (thrombocytopenia) and low red blood cells (anemia) – Pain due to mouth sores and gastrointestinal irritation – side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment – Overload of fluids resulting in pneumonia, liver damage and high blood pressure – Respiratory distress due to infection, inflammation, bleeding etc.

In the lungs – Organ damage caused by infection, chemotherapy and radiation, graft versus host disease and fluid overload – Graft failure caused by infection , insufficient stem cell count and recurrent disease – Graft versus host disease (GVHD) affecting the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, skin, lungs and liver

After care :– The patient’s white blood cell counts post- transplant are very low so the patient will be very unsafe to infections. – The patient should avoid going to public places during the recovery period. – The patient may need to wear protective masks. – The patient needs to visit the hospital several times a week for monitoring, blood transfusions and medications. – Most patients feel that the quality of  life has been improved after bone marrow transplant.

COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF ADVANCED SERVICES OFFERED BY HEALTH & HOLIDAYS

Our staff is sensitive to the needs of the patients and stand with you every step of the way.  They are capable to deliver assistance 24*7 in case of emergencies.

  • Pre-arrival, no-obligation free quote for your medical condition along with consultations and selection of best doctor/hospital

  • At H&H, all our assistance services are complimentary and you are not charged extra at the hospital if you go through us or go directly. Rather we have the capability of getting you the best prices.

  • Dedicated case manager as one-point contact for all your needs while you are here with us,also responsible to help you get the best price for your procedure

  • Complimentary Airport Pick-up/Drop, Translation,Interpretation services and assistance in choosing the best accommodation.

  • Complete assistance in making the right decisions when choosing the best procedure and full support during your stay at the hospital

  • When you’re back in your home country, we are always a click/call away for your regular follow-up, your visit was just the beginning of our relationship

Pre – Hospitalisation

A thorough physical examination is conducted and the entire medical history of the patient is reviewed. A series of various tests are performed in order to review the current condition of the patient and prepare for the right transplant protocol. Incase of an allogenic transplant, donor viability is also confirmed at this stage. The entire process can take 7-10 days. Patient is admitted approximately 7 days before the date of the actual transplant and is called Day-7. He/she is started on treatment to destroy the damaged/diseased bone marrow and given supportive drugs. A hickman’s catheter is inserted in chest area for ease of giving high dose chemotherapy drugs and transfusions. This port helps in preventing damage to the veins in the arms. We are always ready to have a discussion regarding emotional stress with the family in order to have a smooth transplant & recovery process.

Post – Hospitalisation

The day of transplant is called Day 0 and the stem cells are infused on this day. It takes roughly 15 days for the stem cells to form a healthy bone marrow inside the patient though each patient might respond differently. During this time the patient is kept in a dedicated isolated room with HEPA filters and all nutritional support along with supportive treatment is provided. While we wait for engraftment(new cell formation) some minor complications might occur and are managed religiously by our highly experienced staff. Experience plays a huge role in managing a transplant patients and we value it. An autologous transplant patient stays for roughly 15-21 days in the hospital while the allogenic transplant patient stays for 21-30days. Both patients can be followed up for upto one month on an outpatient’s basis, during which a patient’s blood counts are monitored and dose of drugs is altered accordingly. Post this period you are free to return home and follow-up with us and your doctor via internet or if you wish we can refer you back to your local hematologist.

COST ESTIMATE

Autologous Transplant- $20,000 for Myelomas and $26,000 for Lymphomas.

 

Allogenic Transplant   – $32,000 – $35,000 for Leukemias and other disorders.

 

Cost estimate above includes stay in BMT Room where a companion can stay with the patient. Specialist’s Fee, Transplant Charges, medicines and consumables, nursing care, food for both patient and companion. Airport Pick & Drop. Accurate treatment cost estimates can be provided if latest medical reports are emailed to us or after the patient is examined by doctors at the hospital in India.

Benefits

Email your Medical Reports to us. Our experts will review your case and then will arrange opinions and affordable treatment cost estimates from top doctors at 2 or 3 leading hospitals in India .

write to us

Please scan and email your medical reports at hospitalindia@gmail.com or help@healthandhospital.com and we shall  get you a Free, No Obligation Opinion from India’s leading Transplant Surgeons/ Specialist Doctors.

our Partners

Medanta – The Medicity BLK Super Speciality Hospital Bourn Hall Clinic Sharp Sight Center Center for Sight Global Hostpitals HCG Oncology Jaypee Hospitals MS Ramaiah Rockland Hospitals Columbia Asia Manipal Hospitals Artemis Health Sciences Primus Super Speciality Hospital Apollo hospital max healthcare Fortis Healthcare Medanta – The Medicity BLK Super Speciality Hospital Bourn Hall Clinic Sharp Sight Center Center for Sight Global Hostpitals HCG Oncology Jaypee Hospitals MS Ramaiah Rockland Hospitals Columbia Asia Manipal Hospitals Artemis Health Sciences Primus Super Speciality Hospital Apollo hospital max healthcare Fortis Healthcare
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