Benign Hematology / Anemia
Hematology is the study of blood in health and disease, including problems with the red and white blood cells. Our world-renowned pediatric hematologists specialize in treating children with blood conditions such as:
- Iron deficiency anemia
- Aplastic Anemia
Children with rare diseases of the complement system, such as Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) and Paroxsysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH), can lead to complications and failures of different organs. Our team diagnoses and treats these disorders in children.
Sickle Cell / Thalassemia
Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Healthy red blood cells are round and move through blood vessels to carry oxygen to all parts of the body. Red blood cells in children with sickle cell disease become hard and sticky, and get caught while traveling through small blood vessels, clogging the blood flow.
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder caused when the body doesn’t make enough hemoglobin, an important protein of red blood cells.
A vascular anomaly is a kind of birthmark caused by a disorder of the vascular development not always present at birth. This is caused by a defect in the child’s blood vessels that can affect capillaries, arteries, veins, lymphatics or a combination of these.
Hemangiomas and vascular malformations are the two major groups of vascular anomalies and requirement different treatment.
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Research
As the only academic medical center in San Antonio and South Texas, UT Health San Antonio is home to a wide range of specialists skilled in treating children with any form of cancer or blood disorder.
Our physicians work with several multidisciplinary research institutes to provide cutting-edge clinical care for childhood cancers.
Additionally, our physicians collaborate with other world-renowned physicians to review and find solutions for the most complex cases.
We can provide access to an entire team of providers, including fellows, nurse practitioners, nurse coordinators, psychologists, social workers, genetic counselors, child life specialists and translators.
Children diagnosed with cancer or blood disorders continue to receive treatment from our staff after 18 years of age.
For appointments or to refer a patient call 210-450-7337
UT Health Physicians
Pediatric Specialty Office
Westgate Medical Center (Corner of Medical & Babcock)
5282 Medical Drive, Suite 170
San Antonio, TX 78228