We found 9 providers matching therapeutic apheresis and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Kansas City, KS.

Showing 1-9 of 9
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Mazin Mohammad Chaab Dimachkie, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; # Ms 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mazen Dimachkie sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialties are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. He accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dimachkie graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dimachkie (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , plasmapheresis

All Interests: Myositis, Electromyography, Intraoperative Monitoring, Neuromuscular Disorders, Biopsy, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. David Joseph Ernst, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 510
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. David Ernst's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Ernst's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ernst's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , plasmapheresis

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maureen H Sheehan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Medical Plaza North Lower Level Suite 510
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Maureen Sheehan works as an adult hematologist and oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheehan include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. She is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. Dr. Sheehan is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Butterworth Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , plasmapheresis

All Interests: Research, Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick M Moriarty, MD
Specializes in Clinical Pharmacology, Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3008
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Patrick Moriarty's specialty is clinical pharmacology. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. These areas are among Dr. Moriarty's clinical interests: atherosclerosis, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and metabolic syndrome. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending the University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moriarty has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , LDL apheresis

All Interests: Metabolic Syndrome, Clinical Trials, Chest Pain, Research, LDL Apheresis, Hypertension, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard J Barohn, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Richard Barohn is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: visual evoked potential test, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. Dr. Barohn is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Barohn is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , plasmapheresis

All Interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Myositis, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Amna Ilahe, MD
Specializes in Nephrology, Other
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3002, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Amna Ilahe, who practices in Wichita, KS and Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in nephrology (kidney disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: hypokalemia, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Dr. Ilahe is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Ilahe completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Ilahe (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , plasma exchange

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Transplant Procedures, Plasma Exchange, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Aditi Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3002, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Aditi Gupta is an adult nephrologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and transplant procedures. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and residency at Westchester Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Hindi.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , plasmapheresis

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Transplant Procedures, Renal Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Manoj K Mittal, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Manoj Mittal's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: general neurology, myasthenia gravis, and stroke. Dr. Mittal is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Mittal's education and training includes medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , plasmapheresis

All Interests: Syncope, Headache, General Neurology, Intraoperative Monitoring, Neuromuscular Disorders, Intensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee R Rosterman, DO
Specializes in Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Lee Rosterman is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: myasthenia gravis, stroke, and plasmapheresis. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Rosterman performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , plasmapheresis

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Neuromuscular Disorders, Behavior Problems, Heart Problems, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

What is Therapeutic Apheresis?

Patients who have blood disorders, certain kidney problems, metabolic disorders, or autoimmune disorders need to have components of their blood removed regularly to stay healthy. This procedure is called therapeutic apheresis. In therapeutic apheresis, the part of the blood that is causing symptoms is removed, and the remaining blood is returned to the body. While it does not cure disease, apheresis can reduce symptoms and keep patients healthier and more comfortable.

Therapeutic apheresis can be used to remove the following blood components:

  • Plasma, which is the clear fluid that makes up most of the blood. Often, removed plasma is replaced with donor plasma or saline to keep blood pressure stable.
  • Red blood cells, which cells carry oxygen. When red blood cells are removed, they are often replaced with donor cells to maintain oxygen levels.
  • White blood cells, which help fight infection. These are typically removed in patients with leukemia or patients with a high number of white blood cells.
  • Platelets, which help the blood to clot. If there are too many platelets in the blood, they are removed to avoid problems with bleeding.
In addition, apheresis is occasionally used to remove the small number of stem cells that circulate in the blood stream from bone marrow.

During the procedure, a tube is connected to a vein via a needle in the arm or, in patients who need frequent apheresis, a mainline catheter. The blood is pumped to a machine, where it spins in a centrifuge. Distinct components of blood spin to different areas on the centrifuge because of their specific characteristics, such as weight. After separation, the machine discards the targeted blood component and pumps the remaining blood back into the body.

Treatment can take several hours, and, depending on the diagnosis, may need to be repeated regularly. Apheresis is not particularly painful, but lower blood levels may cause temporary symptoms such as tingling in the fingers and toes, dizziness, or fatigue.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.