St. Luke’s International Hospital

St. Luke’s International Hospital

Hematology Department

Overview

  • With the broad knowledge and experience in general internal medicine, the Hematology department mainly consults non-malignant blood disorders such as anemia, polycythemia, platelet disorders, bleeding diathesis, pancytopenia, and others.. We try not to focus solely on the disorder itself but to consider our patients individually and as a whole.
  • The managements are mainly conducted by the residents, chief and director of the Hematology department. Moreover, the staff/residents of the 13 internal medicine departments and other specialties nurses, pharmacists, co-medicals and office workers of the entire hospital join together to conduct a coordinated team approach to the individual patient(we call this concept a “living organism”.).
  • There have been remarkable improvements in the management of blood disorders. Nevertheless, regardless of the prognosis of the patient, we try to provide a warm, trustworthy management that values the patient’s wishes and quality of life.
  • We would like to positively convey to our patients that "a disease is not always a negative incident in life but rather a message for your future".

Diseases and Expertise

  • General Blood Disorders
  • Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells and Platelet Abnormalities
  • Anemia of various etiologies
  • Hemorrhagic Diathesis
  • Polycythemia
  • Essential Thrombocythemia
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Other non-malignant blood disorders
  • Primary physicians Dr. Okada and Dr. Higuchi, medical residents, residents/nurses/pharmacists of the ward will directly take care of each patient. We conduct team medicine with the Infectious Diseases and other specialties. While based on a standard treatment, we aim for a personalized treatment for each patient.
  • All staff of the ward gather every day to discuss diagnosis and treatment. In order to heighten examination quality, blood conferences, blood seminars, blood ward meetings and joint conferences with the Pediatrics, Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology departments are held.

Results

Outpatients

Appointments are from 8:30AM to 3:00PM. The average wait time is about one hour (please understand that the wait time may fluctuate.)

We strive to give clear explanations in order to satisfy our patients.

We examine about 20-40 patients a day. First-visit patients in 2010 were 384, and the total was 4,852 patients.

  FY 2012
First Visit 341 people
Revisit 3,941 persons
Total 4,282 persons

Hospital Admission

Primary physicians Dr. Okada and Dr. Higuchi, medical residents, residents/nurses/pharmacists of the ward will directly take care of each patient. We conduct team medicine with the Infectious Diseases and more. Although based on a standard treatment, we aim for a personalized treatment for each patient.

All staff of the ward comes together every day to discuss diagnosis and treatment methods. In order to heighten examination quality, blood conferences, blood seminars, blood ward meetings and joint conferences with the Pediatrics, Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology departments are held.

  FY 2012
Real Number 58 people
Total 1,089 persons
Average Length of Stay 29.4 days

Treated Diseases in 2012

Diseases Number of Cases
Malignant Lymphoma 11
Acute Leukemia 3
Myelodysplastic Syndrome 11
Anemia 8
Multiple Myeloma 3
Immune Thrombocytopenia 8
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura 3
Others 10

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