Immunosuppressive Therapy Oncologist Consultation
Specialty physician consultation – 1-hour examination and assessment with related review and treatment recommendations.
Immunosuppressive therapy or deliberately induced immunosuppression is generally done to prevent the body from rejecting an organ transplant, treating graft-versus-host disease after a bone marrow transplant, or for the treatment of auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or Crohn’s disease.
This is typically done using drugs but may involve surgery (splenectomy), plasmapheresis, or radiation.
When an organ is transplanted, the immune system of the recipient will most likely recognize it as foreign tissue and attack it.
The destruction of the organ will, if untreated, end in the death of the recipient. Immunosuppressive drugs or immunosuppressive agents are drugs that inhibit or prevent the activity of the immune system.
The total cost of immunosuppressive therapy oncologist consultation includes a one-hour consultation with a specialist.
Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.