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Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. David Sanford practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery), adult hematology, and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, anemia, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanford attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Sanford welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone marrow aspiration

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Luis T. Campos M. D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
average rating 4.08 stars (3 ratings)
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Luis Campos is an adult hematologist and oncologist in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX. After completing medical school at National University of San Agustin and Cayetano Heredia University, he performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Graduate Hospital. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and chemotherapy. Dr. Campos's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Campos include: Texas Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Oncologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone marrow aspiration

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

William S. Velasquez M. D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. William Velasquez is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and bone marrow aspiration. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Velasquez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Velasquez graduated from National University of San Marcos.

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Relevant Interests: , bone marrow aspiration

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Genitourinary Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Skin Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

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Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $34 - $517
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $12 - $164
Alex P. Nguyen M. D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alex Nguyen is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nguyen is especially interested in colon cancer, bone marrow aspiration, and blood disorders. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone marrow aspiration

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Blood Disorders

Dr. Ronjay Rakkhit M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ronjay Rakkhit's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Rakkhit's areas of expertise include colon cancer, chemotherapy, and breast cancer. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Rakkhit trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bone marrow aspiration

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer

Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bushra Cheema is a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. She studied medicine at Nishtar Medical College. Her clinical interests include colon cancer, biopsy, and chemotherapy. Dr. Cheema accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone marrow aspiration

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Biopsy, ... (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.
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