Hematology:
Polycythemia vera — Phlebotomy. Treatment abroad

Polycythemia vera is a type of chronic leukemia characterized by a persistent increase in the number of red blood cells. This slows down the blood flow in the vessels and increases the propensity to thrombosis. To prevent the hemorrhagic complications, the patients are prescribed the procedures aimed at removal of the excessive red blood cells from the body.

Treatment

Phlebotomy (or bloodletting) is indicated as a primary therapy. The treatment is started when the number of red blood cells is increased by more than 10%. Every 2-3 days, about 0.3 to 0.5 liters of blood is removed. The sessions are continued as long as the hemoglobin level drops to 150 g/l. The missing volume of blood is substituted with plasma-fill solutions.

The blood is taken from the cubital vein, after putting a harness of the patient’s on the shoulder. The puncture is made with Dufaut’s needle. Upon completion of the procedure, a pressure bandage is placed onto the puncture site.

RBCX may become an alternative to phlebotomy. Its essence of which is to purify the blood of the red blood cells outside the body of the patient. The methodology is implemented using special equipment. During the procedure, 500 to 800 ml of blood is taken from the patient. In a centrifugal apparatus, the erythrocytes are extracted from it, after which the purified mass is re-injected into the patient’s bloodstream. 2 to 3 such cycles are usually enough to normalize the blood values.

The treatment is carried out under the supervision of a hematologist. The further advice are developed individually for each case.

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University Hospital Bonn

8.6/10 from 150 Votes

Phlebotomy in polycythemia vera

The key objective of the Department of Internal Medicine III is to create and offer optimal treatments for internal diseases on inpatient, partially inpatient and outpatient basis.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn

Price 4597.00

University Hospital Cologne

8.7/10 from 82 Votes

Phlebotomy in polycythemia vera

The Department I for Internal Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne deals with the treatment of patients with various internal diseases. This includes in particular the following fields: Oncology, Hematology, Clinical infectology, Clinical immunology, Hemostasis, Intensive care.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 4570.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

7.5/10 from 97 Votes

Phlebotomy in polycythemia vera

The Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostasis, Rheumatology and Infectology at the University Hospital Frankfurt specializes in the treatment of all diseases of the hymatopoietic system and solid tumors.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 5430.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Phlebotomy in polycythemia vera

The Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center integrates the clinical and research activities for all Charité departments and institutes dealing with Cancer. The director of the Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center is Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Keilholz.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 6448.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Phlebotomy in polycythemia vera

The Department of Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology at the Heidelberg University Hospital makes every effort to provide medical care of the highest quality to the patients with oncologic and rheumatologic diseases.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

Price 5190.00

Krankenhaus Nordwest

9.5/10 from 24 Votes

Phlebotomy in polycythemia vera

Department of Oncology and Hematology of Krankenhaus Nordwest offers a wide range of medical services, including diagnosis, therapy and treatment of oncological diseases or diseases closely associated with the circulatory system.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 4292.00

Städtisches Klinikum Schwabing

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

Phlebotomy in polycythemia vera

The Department of Hematology, Oncology, Immunology, Palliative Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine in Schwabing treats all benign blood diseases, disorders of the immune and coagulation system, all forms of blood cancer, and the most of cancers.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 4141.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

8.7/10 from 41 Votes

Phlebotomy in polycythemia vera

The Department of Oncology, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant provides patient care on both inpatient and outpatient basis. The focuses of the inpatient treatment are acute leukemia and high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous blood stem cell transplantation.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen

Price 4303.00

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

9.9/10 from 42 Votes

Phlebotomy in polycythemia vera

The main treatment areas of the Department of Internal Medicine I, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Budde, are invasive and non-invasive cardiac diagnostics and therapy of all cardiac diseases.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 3900.00

University Hospital Dusseldorf

9.9/10 from 71 Votes

Phlebotomy in polycythemia vera

The Department of Hematology, Oncology and Clinical Immunology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf provides treatment of patients with blood diseases, cancer and immune system diseases. The Department focuses on the treatment of malignant diseases of  blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes. .


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf

Price 5295.00

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Phlebotomy in polycythemia vera

The clinic of hematology, hemostasis, oncology and stem cell transplantation is a leading therapeutic clinic of the Medical Institute of Hannover for patients with solid tumor and systemic diseases, with other partially benign diseases of the hematopoietic system, as well as bleeding disorders.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

Price 4615.00

Städtisches Klinikum Neuperlach

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

Phlebotomy in polycythemia vera

The department of hematology and oncology diagnosed and treated malignant tumors. The therapeutic spectrum includes all medicamentous treating methodes including chemotherapy, antibody, immune and hormone therapy. Cancer patients benefit from interdisciplinary treatment.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 4191.00

Gummersbach District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Phlebotomy in polycythemia vera

The Department of Internal Medicine II at the Klinikum Oberberg in Gummersbach focuses on diagnosis and treatment of oncological and hematological diseases.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

Price 3807.00

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.5/10 from 78 Votes

Phlebotomy in polycythemia vera

Department of Hematology and Oncology at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) has many years of experience in diagnostics and treatment of hematological and oncological diseases. It completely covers the whole range of hematology and oncology.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Halle

Price 4637.00

UKGM Gießen

9.5/10 from 35 Votes

Phlebotomy in polycythemia vera

The department of internal medicine IV and V includes general internal medicine and a number of priority areas of this subject. The clinic offers a wide range of newest innovative treatments especially in the fields of medical oncology, hematology and palliative care.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Giessen

Price 4223.00

University Hospital Wurzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

Phlebotomy in polycythemia vera

Medical Clinic II provides inpatient and outpatient treatment to patients with hematologic/oncologic, gastrointestinal and rheumatological/immunological diseases. In March 2005, it opened a new center for stem cell transplantation.


Duration 5 days
Type of Treatment: Outpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Würzburg

Price 4573.00