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We found 19 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Secure Horizons near Fountain Valley, CA.

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

Dr. Nguyen Duy is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among Dr. Duy's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Duy's medical residency was performed at Charleston Area Medical Center. He speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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

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

Dr. Kwei-Min Pan practices general surgery and vascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Pan is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include amputation, peripheral bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Taipei Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Interfaith Medical Center for residency. Dr. Pan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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

Dr. Viney Soni works as an adult pulmonologist. Dr. Soni's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Soni is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at King George Medical University, he performed 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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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Radhakrishan S Gandhi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 360
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Radhakrishan Gandhi is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Gandhi's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gandhi's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Gandhi attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Gandhi (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Thind's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and Government Medical College, Patiala. For his residency, Dr. Thind trained at SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis. Dr. Thind (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Thind's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Hassan Alkhouli specializes in adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Westminster, CA. Dr. Alkhouli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Alkhouli's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast. Dr. Alkhouli graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Alkhouli takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Sapra (or staff) speaks Hungarian, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sapra is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. After attending All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Dr. Sapra's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Paul Maistros' specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Maistros is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maistros include sleep study, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sleep apnea. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Maistros (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Greek. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Lalita Pandit's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Pandit's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Mumbai, the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, and Grant Medical College. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Pandit (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Pandit is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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 Santa Ana, CA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Kaohsiung Medical University. Dr. Lin trained at Martland Hospital, Norwalk Hospital, and Touro Infirmary for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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

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

Dr. Robert Woodhouse practices radiation oncology. His clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Woodhouse obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Woodhouse (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Woodhouse is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and UCLA Health.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Satinder Swaroop practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Fountain Valley, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Swaroop is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Swaroop's clinical interests: heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He graduated from Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu. Dr. Swaroop's medical residency was performed at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Swaroop (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Swaroop is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Bruce Fred Friedman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 255
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Friedman is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. He works in Fountain Valley, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Friedman's areas of expertise include the following: bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Friedman is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Friedman include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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

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

Dr. Rallabhandi Sankaram is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Sankaram's areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, transplant surgery procedures, and dialysis. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Guntur Medical College and Andhra Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sankaram (or staff) is conversant in 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

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

Dr. Joginder Jodhka's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Jodhka (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. In his practice, Dr. Jodhka focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He graduated from Panjab University, Chandigarh, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, and Government Medical College, Bellary and then he performed his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Jodhka takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 167
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Prakash Bondade's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bondade include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Bondade average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Bondade (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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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.