Patients with HoFH often take a combination of medications to lower the cholesterol level in their blood. But, there are times when even those medications do not work. In those cases, lipoprotein apheresis can be performed as early as 3 years of age. Lipoprotein apheresis is a one and a half to three hours long procedure that removes LDL-C from the blood.

Since the cholesterol will build up again over time, this procedure is done every week to every other week. It is very safe and most patients are tolerant. However, it can mean that patients might miss school or work and may have to drive a long distance because there are only 60 lipoprotein apheresis centers in the U.S.

The following is a list of lipoprotein apheresis sites in the United States and Canada.


United States



ALASKA

Diabetes and Lipid Clinic of Alaska
2841 DeBarr Road
Building A, Suite 43
Anchorage, AK 99508
907-274-7847
info@diabetesalaska.com
www.diabetesalaska.com


ARIZONA

Mayo Clinic
13400 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
480-301-8000
www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide/arizona

CALIFORNIA

School of Medicine University of California, Irvine
Heart Disease Prevention Program Division of Cardiology
112 Sprague Hall
Irvine, CA 92697
949-824-5561
www.heart.uci.edu

Transfusion Medicine Associates
24421 Calle De La Louisa. Suite 100
Laguna Hills, CA 92653-7609
949-458-1288
info@TMAservice.com
www.lowercholesterolsafely.net

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, Third Floor, A3600
Los Angeles, CA 90048
1-800-CEDARS-1 (1-800-233-2771)
groupheartcenter@cshs.org
www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Heart-Institute/index.aspx


UC San Diego Medical Center
200 W. Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
619-543-5977
health.ucsd.edu/specialties/apheresis/Pages/ldl-apheresis.aspx


Transfusion Medicine Associates
24445 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 206
Torrance, CA 90505-6562
310-373-5700
info@TMAservice.com
www.lowercholesterolsafely.net

COLORADO

University of Colorado Hospital
Ana Tandberg, RN
Aurora/Denver, CO
720-848-6515
ana.tandberg@uch.edu
www.uchealth.org/Pages/Services/Weight-and-Metabolism/LDL-Apheresis.aspx


CONNECTICUT

Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102
860-545-0594
www.harthosp.org/heart/LDL/default.aspx?cHT=apheresis


DELAWARE

Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
1600 Rockland Rd.
Wilmington DE 19803
302-651-4426
www.nemours.org/locations/nemours-dupont.html


FLORIDA

Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Preventive and Integrative Cardiology
Seth J. Baum, MD, FACC, FACPM, FAHA, FNLA
7900 Glades Road, Suite 400
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
561-488-5535
lipids@preventivecardiologyinc.com

www.preventivecardiologyinc.com/about-us/dr-seth-j-baum/


Florida LDL Apheresis Center

2300 Glades Rd, East Tower, #200
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561-338-8884
www.floridaapheresis.com


Millenium Physician Group
Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Center
John Diaz, M.D.
671 Goodlette Road N, Ste. 200

Naples, FL 34102
239-263-8222
www.millenniumphysician.org


Florida Blood Services
9900 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
(727) 568-2101
www.oneblood.org


GEORGIA

Emory University
1365 Clifton Road, NE
2nd Floor Bldg A
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
404-778-7777
www.emoryhealthcare.org

Emory University
550 Peachtree Street NE
6th floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
404-686-4411
www.emoryhealthcare.org


ILLINOIS

Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
847-570-2000
www.northshore.org/locations/our-hospitals/evanston-hospital/

Loyola University Medical Center
Binh An P. Phan, MD, and Phillip J. DeChristopher, MD, PhD
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL 60153
888-584-7888
www.loyolamedicine.org/heart-vascular/ldl-apheresis

ITxM Diagnostics
Life Source
Chicago, Illinois
http://www.lifesource.org/us/about-lifesource/itxm/

INDIANA

Indiana University
Amale Lteif, M.D. and Christine Diene
Endocrinology
1120 W. Michigan Street
CL459
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-274-1339
www.medicine.iupui.edu/endc


IOWA

University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Byron Vandenberg, MD
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
800-777-8442
www.uihealthcare.org/content.aspx?id=233899


IDAHO

St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
1055 N. Curtis Road
Boise, ID 83706
208-367-2121
inquiries@sarmc.org
www.saintalphonsus.org


KANSAS

University of Kansas Medical Center
Patrick M Moriarty, MD, FACC, FACP
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-6057
913-588-5000
pmoriart@kumc.edu
www.kumc.edu


MASSACHUSETTS

Children’s Hospital Boston
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617-355-6000

www.childrenshospital.org

Massachusetts General Hospital
Corrigan Minehan Heart Center
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
866-MGH-8910
www.massgeneral.org/heartcenter/services/treatmentprograms.aspx?id=1235


MAINE

Metabolic Leader
71 US Route 1, Suite J
Scarborough, ME 04074-9375
207-396-6433
www.metabolicleader.com


MICHIGAN

University of Michigan/Cardiovascular Medicine at Domino’s Farms
Domino’s Farms
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
Reception: Lobby A
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
734-647-7321
1-888-287-1082
www.med.umich.edu/cvc/services/site_preventive/index.html


Huron Valley Sinai Hospital
1 William Carls Drive
Commerce, MI 48382
248-937-3440
hvraddept@dmc.org
www.hvsh.org/cardiology

Healthy Heart Cardiology
3181 Prairie Street SW, Suite 112
Grandville, MI 49418
616-780-7015
ask@healthyheart.md
healthyheart.md/healthy_heart/contact.htm


William Beaumont Hospital
3601 W. Thirteen Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073
800-328-8542
https://www.beaumont.edu/heart/about-heart-vascular-services/

MINNESOTA

Mayo Clinic
200 First St. SW
Rochester, MN 55905
507-284-2111
www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/laboratory-medicine-pathology/minnesota/overview/appointments


MISSOURI

Washington University
660 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-362-3500
www.endo.wustl.edu

Washington University Physicians
Anne Carol Goldberg, MD, FACP
4921 Parkview Place, 5th Floor, Suite C
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-362-3500


NEBRASKA

American Red Cross Midwest Region Blood Services
402-341-2723
www.redcrossblood.org/hospitals/clinical-services/therapeutic-apheresis


University of Nebraska
Diabetes Center, Nebraska Medical Center
Specialty Services Pavilion (SSP), 1st Floor
4345 Emile Street
Omaha, NE 68198
402-559-8700
www.unmc.edu/intmed/divisions/dem/index.html


NEW HAMPSHIRE

Nephrology Associates P.A.
248 Pleasant View Avenue
Concord, NH 03301
603-224-9995

Nephrology Associates P.A.
1750 Elm Street #201c
Manchester, NH 03104
603-641-5800


NEW MEXICO

United Blood Services
1515 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
800-333-8037


NEW YORK

Rogosin Institute/New York Presbyterian Hospital – Comprehensive Lipid Control Center
505 E. 70th Street at York Avenue, 2nd floor
(entrance on 70th Street)
New York, New York 10021
212-746-6972
www.rogosin.org/treatment-areas/treatment-cholesterol-lipid-disorders.php

NORTH CAROLINA

University of North Carolina
Lipid Prevention Clinic
300 Meadowmont Village Circle
Suite 313
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
984-974-7244
www.uncheartandvascular.org/index1006.html?d=1&p=23


OHIO

Hoxworth Blood Center
3130 Highland Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
513-558-1296
www.hoxworth.org/patient-services/therapeutic-apheresis.html

Therapeutic Apheresis Cleveland Clinic
2049 East 100th Street
Cleveland, OH 44195
216-444-2633
216-445-5600
800-223-2273 ext. 55600
ccbmt@ccf.org
www.my.clevelandclinic.org/services/cancer/treatments-procedures/blood-marrow-transplant/contact-us


OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Cardiovascular Associates
Carl J. Rubenstein, MD

4050 West Memorial Road
Third Floor
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
405-608-3800
www.okheart.com


OREGON

Oregon Health and Science University
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239
503 494-8311
feedback@ohsu.edu
www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/index.cfm

PENNSYLVANIA

The Heart Group’s Preventive Cardiology and Apheresis Clinic
217 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-544-8300
lancastergeneralhealth.org/LGH/Our-Services/HeartCenter/Programs/Preventive-Cardiology—Apheresis-Clinic-(1).aspx

The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Don L. Siegel, MD, PhD
Christa Eisenmann, R.N.
3400 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA19104

215-662-3942
siegeld@mail.med.upenn.edu

pathology.uphs.upenn.edu/ClinicalServices/TransfusionMedicine/cs_transmed_aphresis.aspx

ITxM Diagnostics
3636 Blvd Of The Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 209-7270
www.itxmdiagnostics.org

The Reading Hospital and Medical Center Special Blood Collections

Sixth Avenue and Spruce Street, Suite 300
West Reading, PA 19611
484-628-8010
www.readinghealth.org/services/apheresis-center

SOUTH DAKOTA

Regional Medical Clinic-Endocrinology
353 Fairmont Boulevard
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 755-1000
info@regionalhealth.com

www.regionalhealth.com/Our-Locations/Clinics/Regional-Medical-Clinic/Specialties/Family-Cholesterol.aspx

TENNESSEE

Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 936-1450
(615) 322-2465
www.vanderbilthealth.com/cardiovascular/22999

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1211 Medical Center Dr
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 936-1450
(615) 322-2465
www.vanderbilthealth.com/cardiovascular/22999

TEXAS

Cancer Care Centers of South Texas
100 NE Loop 410, Suite 600
San Antonio, TX 78216
210-424-1600
www.cancercaresouthtexas.com


UTAH

The Utah Lipid Clinic – Britton
419 Wakara Way, Suite 207E
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
801-583-8852
After Hours: 801-403-7530
eliot.brinton@utah.edu
www.utahlipidcenter.com


VIRGINIA

Virginia Nephrology Group
3930 Walnut St
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
(703) 246-9246

ITxM Diagnostics
Virginia Blood Services
2825 Emerywood Pkwy
Richmond, VA 23294
(800) 989-4438


WASHINGTON

St. Elizabeth Hospital
1506 S. Oneida Street
Appleton, WI 54915
920-730-6700
920-738-2000
www.affinityhealth.org/Affinity/Services/Cardiology/LDL-Apheresis.htm


Harborview Medical Center Apheresis Department
25 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
206-520-5000
www.uwmedicine.org/locations/endocrinology-diabetes-harborview

WISCONSIN

Blood Center of Wisconsin
638 North 18th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
414-933-5000
bc-info@bcw.edu
www.bcw.edu/bcw/index.htm

Wausau Hospital/Cardiovascular Associates of Northern Wisconsin
333 Pine Ridge Boulevard
Wausau, WI 54401
715-847-2121
Pediatric Cardiology 715-847-2488
aspirus.org/AspirusWausauHospital/Our-Locations/Aspirus-Wausau-Hospital-518.aspx

Canada


ALBERTA

University of Alberta Hospital
Room 1C3.38
8440 112 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2B7  CANADA
780-407-3925
www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/facility.aspx?id=6600&service=5150