Dr. Kyoo Hyung Lee

Dr. Kyoo Hyung Lee

Transplant Surgeon - Hematologist

  Asan Medical Centre, Seoul, South Korea

  22 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Kyoo Hyung Lee is one of the finest Transplant Surgeon in South Korea. He is an experienced Hematologist in the South Korea. The Medical practitioner has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the South Korea. The physician is currently working as a Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Specialist, Asan Medical Centre, South Korea. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • Doctor of Medicine: Catholic University of Korea
  • Master of Medicine: Catholic University of Korea
  • Bachelor of Medicine: Seoul National University

qualified. Dr. Kyoo Hyung Lee has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

The hospitals include:

  • Professor in Hematology, UUCM AMC
  • Associate Professor in HematoOncology, UUCM AMC
  • Assistant Professor in HematoOncology, UUCM AMC
  • Clinical Instructor in HematoOncology, UUCM AMC
  • Junior Faculty Associate at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Fellowship in Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Wright State University, Ohio, USA
  • Residency in Pathology, Saint Vincent Hospital, Massachusetts, USA

Dr. Kyoo Hyung Lee has more than 22 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Transplants
RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (7)
  • Prognostic impact of lymphocyte subpopulations in peripheral blood after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for hematologic malignancies.
  • The detailed kinetics of cytomegalovirus-specific T cell responses after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: 1 year follow-up data.
  • Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for lymphoma: baseline and posttransplant prognostic factors.
  • Clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with chronic disseminated candidiasis who need adjuvant corticosteroid therapy.
  • Prognostic significance of recurrent additional chromosomal abnormalities in adult patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
  • Prospective Randomized Comparison of Idarubicin and High-Dose Daunorubicin in Induction Chemotherapy for Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
  • Reduced-Intensity Conditioning with Busulfan, Fludarabine, and Antithymocyte Globulin for Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation from Unrelated or Haploidentical Family Donors in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Remission.
Procedures
Bone Marrow Transplant

Stem cell transplant is one modern technology that is undergoing rapid improvements. It is said these days that instead of investing in various life insurance policies that are making the rounds in the market, to secure the future and precious life of your child go for stem cell technologies. This can later cure him or her from any life threatening terminal disease like cancer. Stem cell transplant has been used in recent times as a cure for cancer, but the technique is different from the stem cell bank that is maintained these days for new born.

 

Who needs a stem cell transplant?

The bone marrow which is part of the bones is responsible for making blood cells. It is soft and spongy tissue lodged inside the bone having hematopoietic stem cells. These cells either turn into bone marrow cells or can turn into any other kinds of cells or the blood cells. But there are certain forms of cancers that can keep these cells from developing normally.

A patient is recommended to get a blood as well as bone marrow stem cell transplant if they are in a condition which prevents the body from producing new healthy blood cells. Some of the conditions and diseases that prevent the bone marrow from doing so are given below:

  • Cancers like Myeloma, breast cancer, leukemia, Lymphoma may require stem cell transplant
  • Blood diseases which may require are sickle cell anemia, aplastic anemia and thalassemia
  • There are immune deficiency diseases like the congenital neutropenia, severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome, chronic granulomatous disease may demand a stem cell transplant.

The oncologist or hematologist shall decide for a stem cell transplant for a patient depending upon overall age and health, severity of the diseases and other treatment possibilities.

 

What is a stem cell transplant?

So the stem cell transplant is a kind of treatment to treat blood disorders or any types of cancer. Even blood diseases are also treated with transplants. Previously patients had to undergo a bone marrow transplant due to the fact that stem cells are collected from the bone marrow. But today stem cells get collected from the blood. And for this particular reason they are now called stem cell transplants. Nowadays stem cell therapies are used to combat hair loss and many other aesthetic related issues.

Some of the different types of stem cell treatments available are discussed below

Autologous transplant: These kinds of transplants are known as auto transplant. This kind of transplant has the scope  of very high dose chemotherapy paired with autologous stem cell rescue. In this process usually the doctors treat the cancel and then make use of the stem cells from the patient itself. From the blood, stem cells are collected and the health care team then freezes it. These cells are usually placed back in the blood after thawing them in the frozen state post the chemotherapy. The cells take almost 24 hours to reach the bone marrow and start multiplying to give rise to healthy blood cells.

Allogenic transplantation: This is better known as an allo transplant medically. In this case stem cells are obtained from another individual. But this individual needs to be someone with whom the bone marrow of the patient matches. Due to presence of proteins in white blood cells called the human leukocyte antigens (HLA) it is important that bone marrow matching takes place. The most compatible stem cell donor will have the HLA matching with that of the patient.

But the process of matching can also give rise to a very severe condition named graft versus host disease or GVHD but then it is not very likely. In this kind of a disease the healthy cells obtained from transplantation will start attacking the cells of the patients. In such cases siblings are considered to be the best match. And if they are not available then some other close family member can also work. Once the donor is fixed then the patient starts receiving chemotherapy session with or without radiotherapy. The other person’s stem is then placed in a vein via a tube. These cells unlike the previous ones are not frozen so they can be given immediately after the completion of chemotherapy.

There can be two types of Allo transplantation depending upon the age, condition and the disease that is being addressed:

The first kind is ablative where high dose of chemotherapy is used and in the second kind milder doses of chemotherapy is employed.

When the assigned health care team is unable to find a matched adult donor then are other options that must be considered like the Umbilical cord blood transplant and these days cancer centers all around the globe make use of cord blood.

Parent child transplant and haplotype mismatched transplant: In these kinds of transplants which are commonly employed the match found is 50% instead of 100% and the donor can be a parent, child or brother and sister.

Frequently Asked Questions
What area of specialization does Dr. Kyoo Hyung Lee have?
Dr. Kyoo Hyung Lee is specialized in South Korea and of the most sought after doctors in Transplant Surgeon.
Does Dr. Kyoo Hyung Lee offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Kyoo Hyung Lee have?
Dr. Kyoo Hyung Lee is one of the most sought after specialists in South Korea and has over 22 Years years of experience.
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