We found 20 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Secure Horizons near Fountain Valley, CA.

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 161
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nguyen Duy specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Duy's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Before performing his residency at Charleston Area Medical Center, Dr. Duy attended Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Duy is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Varicose Veins, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hemorrhoids

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2621 S Bristol Street; Suite 208
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Kwei-Min Pan works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Pan's areas of expertise include amputation, peripheral bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Taipei Medical University and performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Pan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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All Interests: Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Peripheral Bypass Surgery, Amputation, Bloodless ... (Read more)

Dr. Viney Soni, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
9940 Talbert Avenue; Suite 101
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Viney Soni is an adult pulmonology specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. In his practice, Dr. Soni focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended King George Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at James J. Peters VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Soni (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Chinese.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 360
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Radhakrishan Gandhi is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Gandhi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and Blue Shield. Dr. Gandhi has an open panel. He attended Medical College Baroda and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Gandhi (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 353
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Satinder Swaroop is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Swaroop accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Swaroop studied medicine at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu. He completed his residency training at Maryland General Hospital and Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association. Dr. Swaroop (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and UC Irvine Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul A Maistros, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
11160 Warner Avenue; Suite 121
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Paul Maistros' area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has a special interest in sleep study, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Maistros accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Maistros (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Greek.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Study, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Hassan M Alkhouli, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics, Adult Pulmonology
7955 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Hassan Alkhouli sees patients in Westminster, CA. His medical specialties are adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Alkhouli is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Alkhouli attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Alkhouli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Ranjan Kumar Sapra, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 405
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ranjan Sapra, who practices in Fountain Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Sapra graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sapra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hungarian, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Surinder S Thind, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5100
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Surinder Thind's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before performing his residency at SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis, Dr. Thind attended Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school. Dr. Thind's clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Thind (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Thind has an open panel.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Huey C Lin, MD
Specializes in Urology
2621 South Bristol Street; Suite 207
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Huey Lin is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He graduated from Kaohsiung Medical University. He trained at Martland Hospital, Norwalk Hospital, and Touro Infirmary for residency. Dr. Lin is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Incontinence, Vasectomy Reversal, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. John Patrick Kelly, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 300
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. John Kelly works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Fountain Valley, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelly include knee problems, hip replacement, and knee replacement. He accepts TriWest, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Kelly (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Injuries, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Lalita Hemant Pandit, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 467
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Lalita Pandit's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; she sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Pandit's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended the University of Mumbai, the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, and Grant Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Pandit (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. She is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Robert James Woodhouse I, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 115
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Robert Woodhouse's specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Woodhouse include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Woodhouse (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Woodhouse is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and UCLA Health.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Joginder S Jodhka, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 463
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Joginder Jodhka is an adult nephrologist in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Jodhka has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Panjab University, Chandigarh, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, and Government Medical College, Bellary and residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Jodhka (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 255
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Friedman is a physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Friedman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman honors. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Friedman trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Eczema, Bronchitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Bloodless ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite #260
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Rallabhandi Sankaram is an adult nephrology specialist. His clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, transplant surgery procedures, and dialysis. Dr. Sankaram takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Guntur Medical College and Andhra Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Sankaram completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sankaram (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Dialysis, Transplant Surgery Procedures

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What is Bloodless Medicine?

For a variety of reasons, some people feel strongly about refusing blood transfusions and blood products. Bloodless medicine is an emerging medical practice that seeks to provide full medical care, including surgery, for these patients without the use of transfusions.

There are many legitimate reasons why a patient might wish to refuse blood products. Perhaps the most well known are the religious beliefs of certain groups, especially Jehovah’s Witnesses. But religious beliefs are not the only reason someone might choose bloodless medicine. Some of these reasons include:

  • Ethical decisions about the limited supply of blood available
  • Patients with rare blood types may not have access to donor blood
  • Fear of receiving the wrong blood type, which can cause a significant allergic reaction
  • Concerns about infectious diseases that could possibly infect the blood supply, such as HIV, Hepatitis B, Epstein-Barr, or Mad Cow Disease

When it comes to surgery, bloodless medicine succeeds by increasing the amount of red blood cells a patient produces before surgery, replacing any lost blood with fluids, carefully managing the patient’s health during surgery, and meticulously controlling blood loss so that as little bleeding as possible occurs.

Preparation begins by increasing the number of red blood cells the patient produces, so that any loss during surgery will not be as harmful. Patients may be instructed to eat iron-rich foods, given iron supplements, or given medications to increase their hemoglobin. The least invasive surgical procedures available will be chosen, as they require tiny incisions.

During surgery, patients are often positioned on a slope with their head lowered, to protect their brain from any blood loss. Their blood pressure may be lowered and their body temperature raised to reduce bleeding. They may be given 100% oxygen to help a reduced number of red blood cells carry sufficient oxygen to their body. Modern surgical tools are used that cauterize any broken blood vessels as soon as they are cut, in order to minimize blood loss.

Sometimes, a technique known as hemodilution is used. A portion of blood is removed from the patient at the beginning of surgery and replaced with fluids, diluting the blood circulating within the body. If bleeding occurs during surgery, the blood lost is this dilute blood, and not as critical. After surgery, the pure blood is replaced. In some cases blood that is lost during surgery can also be collected, cleaned, and returned to the patient.

Not all surgeries can be performed bloodless, but most can, including:

  • Open heart surgery
  • Liver transplants
  • Urinary tract surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hip and knee replacements
  • Brain surgery

Despite all the precautions taken, during any surgery there is the possibility of unexpected hemorrhage. A hemorrhage, or severe episode of bleeding, can be life threatening without the help of transfused blood. Before any surgical procedure, it is important to make a plan with your physicians about what steps you would like them to take, or not take, in case the unexpected happens.

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