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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duy is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy and a graduate of Charleston Area Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Duy is professionally 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's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pan's areas of expertise include amputation, peripheral bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pan accepts. Dr. Pan attended Taipei Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Pan (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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 practices adult pulmonology in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Soni (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Chinese. Clinical interests for Dr. Soni include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Soni's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He graduated from King George Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Soni trained at James J. Peters VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Gandhi (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Gandhi is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Gandhi obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Gandhi's practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Thind obtained his medical school training at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and Government Medical College, Patiala and performed his residency at SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis. In addition to English, Dr. Thind (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Thind's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He welcomes 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's specialties are adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Westminster, CA. Dr. Alkhouli (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Alkhouli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Alkhouli completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. The average patient rating for Dr. Alkhouli is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alkhouli honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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 is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sapra takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He trained at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Sapra (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Sapra 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

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

Dr. Paul Maistros is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Maistros's areas of expertise include the following: sleep study, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sleep apnea. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Maistros (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Greek. Dr. Maistros is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Huey Lin is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Santa Ana, CA. Dr. Lin has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Kaohsiung Medical University and then he performed his residency at Martland Hospital, Norwalk Hospital, and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He 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. Lalita Hemant Pandit, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 467
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Lalita Pandit is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Pandit has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Pandit focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She graduated from the University of Mumbai, the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, and Grant Medical College and then she performed 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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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Bruce Friedman's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Friedman's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient ratings for Dr. Friedman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman accepts. 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. Dr. Friedman 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)

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

Dr. Robert Woodhouse is a radiation oncology specialist in Fountain Valley, CA and Anaheim, CA. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and UCLA Health. Dr. Woodhouse is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Woodhouse attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Woodhouse (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu for medical school, Dr. Swaroop completed his residency training at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swaroop include heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Swaroop is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Swaroop (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Rallabhandi Sankaram's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Sankaram's areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, transplant surgery procedures, and dialysis. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sankaram takes. He attended Guntur Medical College and Andhra Medical College and then went on to complete his residency 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

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

Dr. Joginder Jodhka's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jodhka graduated from Panjab University, Chandigarh, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, and Government Medical College, Bellary. Dr. Jodhka trained at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Jodhka (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally 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

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

Dr. Prakash Bondade works as a pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bondade include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bondade accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bondade attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Bondade (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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.