On 12 April 2019, MedTours Global organised a workshop on Bone Marrow Transplant, where renowned Dr. Rahul Bhargava, Haemato-Oncologist and Stem-Cell Transplant Physician from Fortis Hospital, New Delhi had shown his gracious presence at MedTours Global. He is having an experience of more than 15 years. He is known for patient-centric and result oriented in several treatments in the field of Haematology.
He holds a degree of MBBS, MD in Medicine and DM in Clinical Haematology from AIIMS which is a reputed medical university of India. His zeal of learning more about haematology took him to pursue post DM fellowship in Leukaemia and Bone Marrow Transplant. Dr. Bhargava is a first stem cell transplant surgeon in India in Multiple Sclerosis. He has performed more than 1000 transplants and is known for the Best Stem Cell Transplant Surgeon in haploidentical transplant cases which is a type of Bone Marrow Transplant.
The workshop started with a very simple and most important question, what is Bone Marrow Transplant exactly? According to Dr. Bhargava, Bone marrow is a machine of producing blood cells in our body. It is a tissue from where the white blood cells and red blood cells produced. When the body is lacking with blood cells then it gives birth to different types of cancer in our blood. Our main doubt was; is Bone Marrow Transplant a surgery? Over this he answered, Bone marrow transplant is not a surgery but it’s a simple blood transfusion procedure. As this treatment is given to those patients who are suffering from different types of blood cancer diseases. Most of the blood cancers are called as hematologic cancer which starts from bone marrow only.
There are several types of blood cancer which are as follows:
He further stated that diagnosis is done on prior basis to determine the severity of the disease. Chemotherapy is performed before undergoing treatment. According to Dr. Bhargava, Bone Marrow Transplant is of two types:
According to Dr. Rahul Bhargava, the major causes of blood cancers are:
Stay in hospital
Stay in the hospital depends on different factors which are as follows:
Dr. Bhargava also mentioned about the diseases which can be treated by Bone Marrow Transplant are as follows:
After discussing several cases with Dr. Bhargava he mentioned that generally patients gets covered from blood cancers within 3 months but in case if recovery is not done properly because of non-acceptability of body or mismatch then GVHD (Graft versus host disease) will occur post treatment.
Though it is one of the most complicated procedures but with precise expertise of best hands it’s a life changing medical procedure.