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Dr. Charles Elmer Manner Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Manner specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology and practices in Houston, TX. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Manner include anemia, colon cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Manner honors. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Manner has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Manner speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone marrow aspiration

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sickle Cell Disease, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Leukemia, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $34 - $517
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $168
Dr. David Bruce Sanford, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 1103
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sanford is a cancer surgeon, hematologist, and adult oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sanford include bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Sanford is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Dr. Sanford is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. George Taylor Conklin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Conklin practices adult hematology and adult oncology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: anemia, chemotherapy, and myeloma. Dr. Conklin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Conklin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Myeloma, Hemochromatosis, Physical Exams, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, ... (Read more)

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What is a Bone Marrow Test?

Marrow is the spongy tissue in the center of large bones that makes blood cells. A bone marrow test takes a small sample of bone marrow in order to examine it under a microscope and check for disease. It may be done to diagnose conditions such as anemia, certain infections, or cancers of the blood such as leukemia or lymphoma. It also may be done to see how chemotherapy is affecting the production of blood cells.

A bone marrow test is most often done in the pelvic bone, at the edge of the hip, but it can also be performed in the breast bone or other large bones. The area is cleaned and numbed, and a long needle is inserted into the bone. The next part of the procedure depends on the type of test that is being taken.

There are two kinds of bone marrow tests: aspiration and biopsy. Often both are done at the same time. During an aspiration, the needle simply extracts a small amount of fluid and the cells it contains. If a biopsy is also being performed, a thin hollow tube removes a tiny solid core of tissue to be examined.

Although a bone marrow test is usually performed on an outpatient basis and is relatively quick and safe, there is sometimes some pain during the procedure. It is best to arrange for someone to drive you home afterwards and to take it easy for the next day until you have recovered.