Dr Eleni Mayson
 
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Haematology is the specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of blood diseases. It deals with a variety of blood diseases, both related to blood cancers (malignant) or unrelated to cancer (non-malignant). It is a specialty which lends itself to collaboration, and haematologists are often able to assist other doctors to care for patients with a blood-related problem.

As a haematologist, I have skills which enable me to diagnose and treat all blood diseases. I use my laboratory skills to perform and interpret a variety of tests and use my clinical skills to treat your condition. Broadly speaking, the blood diseases I treat include:

 

MALIGNANT DISEASES

  • Leukaemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Bone marrow disorders including myelodysplasia, aplastic anaemia
  • Myeloproliferative disorders including chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), polycythaemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythaemia (ET), myelofibrosis (PMF)
  • Autologous bone marrow transplant
  • Allogeneic bone marrow transplant (accessed via haematologists at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney)
 

NON-MALIGNANT DISEASES

  • Red cell disorders including anaemia, inherited red cell disorders (eg: thalassaemia), vitamin B12/ folate deficiencies, haemolytic anaemias

  • Iron disorders including iron deficiency anaemia and iron infusion administration, iron overload states including haemochromatosis

  • Platelet disorders including immune thrombocytopaenia (ITP), von Willebrand disease (vWD)

  • Clotting conditions including perioperative blood clots, inherited clotting disorders, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary emboli (PE)

  • Bleeding conditions including haemophilia, clotting factor deficiencies

  • Anticoagulant management (management of patients on blood thinning medication) and reversing the bleeding effect of blood thinning medication

  • Obstetric haematology (management of women with blood problems during pregnancy and birth)

  • Blood transfusion issues including the best use of blood products, patient blood management, administration of intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIg)

  • Perioperative management of patients with blood issues around the time of surgery

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

  • You will need a referral from your GP or another specialist before you can be reviewed
  • You will be contacted by clerical staff to arrange an appointment for review either in Sydney or Griffith
  • If you are from Griffith and need urgent review, you will be asked to come to Sydney.  You may be eligible for assistance from IPTAAS (Isolated Patients Transport and Accommodation Assistance Scheme) Learn More →
  • What to bring to your first appointment:
    • A valid referral (please note, referrals can expire. GP referrals last 12 months, specialist referrals last 3 months)
    • Medicare card
    • DVA card and/or health insurance card or details as appropriate
    • Your latest blood results
    • Any other relevant investigations including imaging, reports from other doctors etc