Lipoprotein apheresis is a nonsurgical therapy that removes low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and Lipoprotein(a) from the blood. Lipoprotein apheresis is a one and a half to three hours long procedure where the plasma portion of the blood, which contains cholesterol, is separated and run through a machine that removes the LDL.

Lipoprotein apheresis can be prescribed for patients with FH, HoFH and high Lp(a). Lipoprotein apheresis can be performed as early as 3 years of age.

Since the cholesterol will rebound 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


ALABAMA

Alabama Medical Group
Dr. Clare Carney
101 Memorial Hospital Drive
Mobile, AL 36608
251-410-3146
https://www.alabamamedicalgroup.com/

 


 

ARIZONA

Mayo Clinic
Dr. Jill Adamski
5777 East Mayo Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85054
480-342-0103
https://www.mayoclinic.org/

 

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
Dr. Thomas Hirose
24407 Calle De La Louisa. Suite 100
Laguna Hills, CA 92653-7609
949-581-0555
949-581-8000
info@TMAservice.com
www.lowercholesterolsafely.net

 

Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Ellen Clapper
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
310-423-5339
https://www.cedars-sinai.org/

 

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

 

Kaiser Permanente
Dr. Lee Roland
4700 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90227
323-783-1377
https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/

 

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

 

UC San Diego Medical Center
Dr. Amber Sanchez
9400 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
858-249-3037
a6sanchezhealth@ucsd.edu
https://health.ucsd.edu/

 

Transfusion Medicine Associates SF
Dr. Thomas Hirose
851 Burlway Road, #308
Burlingame, CA 94010-1720 (San Francisco Area)
650-347-9200
info@TMAservice.com
www.lowercholesterolsafely.net

 

Transfusion Medicine Associates
Dr. Thomas Hirose
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
www.uchealth.org/Pages/Services/Weight-and-Metabolism/LDL-Apheresis.aspx

 

University of Colorado Hospital
Dr. Marc Cornier
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora CO 80045
720-848-6515
https://www.uchealth.org/

 


 

CONNECTICUT

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

 

Hartford Hospital
85 Jefferson Street
Hartford CT 06102
Lisa Lombardi
860-545-0594
https://hartfordhospital.org/

 


 

DELAWARE

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

 


 

FLORIDA

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

 

Millennium Physician Group
Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Center
John Diaz, MD
800 Goodette Road
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

 

Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville)
4500 San Pablo Road; Apheresis Unit
Mayo Building 3-104S
Jacksonville FL 32224
904-956-3312
www.mayoclinic.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

 

The Medical Center, Inc. dba Amos B Cancer Center
1831 5th Avenue
Columbus GA 31904

 


 

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/

 

DaVita Lincoln Park Dialysis
2484 N Elston Avenue
Chicago IL 60647
1-800-424-6589
www.davita.com/

 


 

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

 

Fresenius Indy (St. Vincent’s Hospital)
2001 West 86th Street; 2nd floor
Indianapolis IN 46260
317-338-6735

 


 

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
www.kumc.edu

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Children's Hospital Boston
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617-355-6000
www.childrenshospital.org

 

Partners Hospital (Massachusetts General Hospital)
Corrigan Minehan Heart Center
32 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
866-MGH-8910
www.massgeneral.org

 


 

MARYLAND

Johns Hopkins Hospital
550 North Broadway, Suite 810
Baltimore MD 21231
410-955-5035
www.hopkinsmedicine.org

 


 

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
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
Reception: Lobby A
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
734-647-7321
1-888-287-1082
www.med.umich.edu

 

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

 

Allina Health (Abbott Northwestern Hospital)
800 East 28th Street
Minneapolis MN 55407
763-780-8810
https://www.allinahealth.org/abbott-northwestern-hospital

 


 

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
www.wuphysicians.wustl.edu/physician2.aspx?PhysNum=742

 


 

MISSISSIPPI

Flowood River Oaks HMA Medical Group
200 Key Drive
Madison MS 39110
615-605-2085

 


 

NEBRASKA

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

 

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

 


 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Mary P. McGowan, MD, FNLA
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756
603 650-2929
www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org

 

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

 

University of New Mexico
2211 Lomas Blvd NE; Infusion Center
Albuquerque NM 87106
505-272-2111
https://hsc.unm.edu/health/locations/unm-hospital.html

 

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, NY 10021
212-746-6972
www.rogosin.org

 


 

NORTH CAROLINA

University of North Carolina
Lipid Prevention Clinic
300 Meadowmont Village Circle
Suite 313
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
984-974-7244
www.uncmedicalcenter.org/uncmc/care-treatment/heart-vascular

 


 

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
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/

 

Ohio State University Medical Center
410 West 10th Avenue
Columbus OH 43210
614-293-8836
https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/

 


 

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

 

PENNSYLVANIA

The Heart Group's Preventive Cardiology and Apheresis Clinic
217 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-544-8300
www.lancastergeneralhealth.org
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 Spruce St, Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA19104
215-662-3942
www.pennmedicine.org
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
420 South Fifth Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
484-628-8010
https://reading.towerhealth.org/services/blood-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.vumc.org

 


 

TEXAS

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

 

Cardiovascular Health Solutions
207 W 5th Street
Ferris TX 75125
972-842-3016
www.cardiovascularhealthsolutions.com

 

Dallas VA Medical Center – VA North Texas Health Care System
4500 S Lancaster Road
Dallas TX 75216
214-742-8387
www.northtexas.va.gov

 

Parkland Memorial Hospital
5201 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas TX 75235
214-590-4622
www.parklandhospital.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
www.utahlipidcenter.com
http://hstrial-eliotbrinton.homestead.com/

 


 

VIRGINIA

Virginia Nephrology Group
3930 Walnut St
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
(703) 246-9246
www.vanephrology.com

 

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
1250 East Marshall Street
Richmond VA 23298
804-828-9000
www.vcuhealth.org

 

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
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
206-520-5000
www.uwmedicine.org
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

 


 

WYOMING

Campbell County Health
501 South Burma Avenue
Gillette WY 82716
307-688-2682
https://www.cchwyo.org/

Canada


ALBERTA

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

 


 

QUEBEC

Laval University Hospital
CHUQ CHUL, 2705 Boulevard Laurier
Quebec City PQ G1V4G2, Canada
418-654-2106
https://iucpq.qc.ca/en

 


 

ONTARIO

University of Western Ontario (Victoria Hospital)
800 Commissioners Road E
London ON N6C 6B5, Canada
519-685-8500
https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/cns/about_us/hospital_facilities.html

 

The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Canada
416-813-1500
https://www.sickkids.ca/AboutSickKids/Contact-Us/index.html