Dr. Rahul Naithani

Dr. Rahul Naithani

Haemato Oncologist

   Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital , New Delhi, India

  12+ Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Conditions treated by Dr Rahul Naithani

Here are some of the many kinds of issues that patients are affected with treated by Dr. Rahul Naithani.:

  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AMI)
  • Congenital Neutropenia
  • Hematological Disorders
  • Various Autoimmune Diseases
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Spinal Injury
  • Thalassemia

It is managing the treatment of blood disorders and of the lymphatic system that is done by a Hematologist. Leukemia, Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma (bone marrow, lymph nodes, or white blood cells cancer) are the three types of cancers for which you must visit a Hematologist. Also, sickle cell anemia, thalassemia and anemia are the conditions for which hematologist is the right answer.

Signs and Symptoms treated by Dr Rahul Naithani

We have outlined here some of the signs and symptoms which mean that a visit to Hematologist is needed.

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Hemophilia
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma

Night sweats, fever and continuing fatigue are signs that all is not well with the patient and he might have a condition that a Hematologist can help treat.. Symptoms like shortness in breathing and weight loss that cannot be unexplained away by natural reasons can be a direction for you to visit a hematologist. Kindly see a hematologist as soon as possible if you are having some of these symptoms.

Operating hours of Dr Rahul Naithani

Are you looking to consult and/or get operated upon by Dr. Rahul Naithani? Then please visit from 9 am to 6 pm from Monday to Saturday and 9 am to 1 pm on Sunday. The skills and expertise of the doctor in the specialty is an added bonus with vast experience and indepth education.

Popular Procedures performed by Dr. Rahul Naithani

The patients are being operated upon with the following popular procedures by Dr. Rahul Naithani.

  • Bone Marrow Transplant

Blood related conditions are what are treated by the doctor and the procedures revolve around the same. Abnormal tissue is removed through cold, lasers, heat or chemicals and the procedures so performed are called Ablation therapy. Also, when bone marrow transplant or blood transfusion is to be performed then Hematologists come into the picture.

Past Experience

  • Consultant - The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) Toronto
  • Princess Margaret Hospital
  • Toronto
  • Canada
  • Cosnultannt - St Jude Children’s Hospital
  • Memphis
  • Tennessee
  • US

Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • MS
CERTIFICATIONS (3)
  • Best Presentation Award in European school of Oncology conference in 2008.
  • Meena Dhamija Award by Association of physicians of India-Delhi state chapter in 2007
  • Second prize by the Indian society of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine in 2006
MEMBERSHIPS (1)
  • Indian Society of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine (ISHTM)
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.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What area of specialization does Dr. Rahul Naithani have?
Dr. Rahul Naithani is specialized in India and of the most sought after doctors in Transplant Surgeon.
Does Dr. Rahul Naithani offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Rahul Naithani have?
Dr. Rahul Naithani is one of the most sought after specialists in India and has over 12+ Years years of experience.
FAQ's Related to Hematologist
What does a Hematologist do?

Several blood and lymphatic system related disorders are researched upon and diagnosed by a Hematologist. Related medical treatment and procedures for blood, bone marrow and lymphatic system are the responsibility of a Hematologist. In maintaining the health conditions and interpreting the results of different tests, it is the Hematologists who work with several specialists. Sepsis, which is actually a reaction to an infection and Hemophilia, a name for a genetic blood clotting disorder are managed and treated by a Hematologist as well.

What are the tests required before and during consultation for a Hematologist?

The tests required before and during consultation for a Hematologist are as follows:

  • White Blood Cells (WBC) Testing
  • Red Blood Cells (RBC) Testing
  • Blood Glucose Testing
  • Cholesterol Testing
  • Hematocrit and Platelets
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency Testing
  • Mono Screening
  • Full Blood Count Testing
  • Hemoglobin Testing
  • Arranging a Blood Test

To keep a check on how well the treatments, medications are working and also the details of the bleeding disorders or clotting disorders, Prothrombin time and Partial thromboplastin time tests are performed. All three blood cells related characteristics and numbers are monitored through a test called as a complete blood count. When it comes to monitoring and diagnosing the various conditions that can affect the bone marrow like blood disorders, bone marrow disorders, some cancers and infections in the bone marrow, bone marrow biopsy really helps.

When should you go to see a Hematologist?

Post tests and consultation with your primary care physician you could be referred to a Hematologist if the doctor realises that your conditions are linked to blood, bone marrow or lymphatic system. Also, when you have anemia, which means low red blood cells or sickle cell anemia, sickle shaped red blood cells then too it warrants a visit or a consultation with a Hematologist. A referral to a Hematologist is imminent when you are suffering from either leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma (bone marrow, lymph nodes, or white blood cells) cancers It is wise to not let your symptoms worsen or linger before you go to see this specialist.

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