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Average ER Wait Times

Wesley Medical Center

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Wesley Pediatric ER

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Wesley West ER & Diagnostic Center

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Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER

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Surgical Procedures for Nutritional Anemia

Although blood loss from surgery can itself cause iron deficiency anemia, there are no surgical procedures for treating or managing nutritional anemia. Some rare, non-nutritional forms of anemia are treated, or even cured, by splenectomy (removal of the spleen).

Revision Information

  • Anemia—differential diagnosis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: Updated January 21, 2016. Accessed September 15, 2016.

  • Decreased erythropoiesis. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: Updated May 2013. Accessed September 15, 2016.