BMI The Ridgeway HospitalMoormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9DD Directions
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Diagnosis of a blood disorder or condition
At BMI The Ridgeway, we have dedicated consultants with a wealth of experience who can see you at your earliest convenience for private consultations, with rapid assessment of your symptoms, saving you the worry of being on an NHS waiting list for months.
Potential symptoms include:
These symptoms could indicate a number of conditions, such as:
You may have been referred to us from your GP or another speciality, but if you are worried about any of these conditions and feel you have some of the related symptoms, why not book a self-referred consultation with our specialist haematologists?
By seeing you for a consultation without delay, we can help put your mind at ease, with rapid diagnosis and extensive treatment plans to help manage any blood conditions that may become apparent.
With excellent facilities including a full range of diagnostic scans, BMI Ridgeway offers patients in Swindon, Marlborough, Cirencester, Devizes and further afield the necessary diagnosis and treatment promptly, saving you any unnecessary anxiety.
Chemotherapy is one of the common forms of treatment, and Ridgeway offers excellent facilities via our dedicated chemotherapy unit (the Webster Suite), with nurses specifically trained to assist you during treatment. You’ll also see the benefits of an electronic prescribing system for chemotherapy, keeping your treatment efficient and streamlined.
Radiotherapy is offered at other sites within Swindon, and can be arranged through your consultant.
The Webster Suite can also offer venesection (bloodletting/withdrawal of blood) for patients with too much iron in their blood (haemochromatosis), and this works in a similar way to donating blood.
Vitamin and iron deficiencies can be dealt with promptly, either with oral supplements, or iron administered intravenously with an iron infusion. In some cases, a blood transfusion may be more appropriate, and your consultant can advise if this is the case.
Patients with either too many platelets (thrombocythemia) or not enough platelets (thrombocytopenia) can be treated at Ridgeway with medication or a blood transfusion, depending on the diagnosis.
If you are experiencing clotting problems, you can be prescribed anti-coagulation therapies, typically in the form of oral medication. As well as treating existing blood clots, these therapies can help to prevent them in the future.
This will be followed by a physical examination, where your consultant may feel your lymph nodes, depending on your symptoms.
A range of routine tests can be organised locally. For example, blood tests can be arranged and sent away to our on-site laboratory. Routine x-rays, CT and MRI scans can be done in our Imaging department, alongside ultrasounds, which may be used to investigate a number of concerns, such as:
Sometimes a biopsy (small tissue sample) is needed, especially when lymph glands present as enlarged or abnormal, and this can be done locally and then sent to the lab for analysis.
If necessary, further complex tests can be arranged at other partnered sites, with your consultant overseeing the proceedings, giving you access to the very latest tests and technologies. Results are normally available promptly, so you and your consultant won’t have to wait long for a full diagnosis.
Once this diagnosis is confirmed, your consultant can present you with your evidence-based treatment plan, and this is a good time to raise any questions you may have.
All options will be explained clearly and concisely to you, allowing you to make an informed decision on how you would like to proceed.
Whether it be to the Webster Suite for chemotherapy or to our on-site pharmacy to pick up a prescription, your consultant will signpost you to the relevant treatment to get started as soon as possible.
If symptoms of anaemia or fatigue have been concerning you, why not book a consultation with one of our haematologists today? Our consultants can outline all treatment options for you promptly, arranging any necessary diagnostic scans, treatment and surgery if required.
For peace of mind and expert care, please contact Ridgeway to book an appointment now.
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.
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