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We found 20 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 physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Duy attended medical school at Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. His residency was performed at Charleston Area Medical Center. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Duy takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is conversant in 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 in Santa Ana, CA. Dr. Pan (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pan include amputation, peripheral bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Pan graduated from Taipei Medical University. His training includes a residency program at Interfaith Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Pan a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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's specialty is adult pulmonology. His education and training includes medical school at King George Medical University and residency at James J. Peters VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). His clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Soni accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Soni (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Chinese. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He has an open panel.

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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 a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Gandhi is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Gandhi attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gandhi (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Satinder Swaroop, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 353
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Satinder Swaroop specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Fountain Valley, CA and Orange, CA. His average patient rating is 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 Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu and then went on to complete his residency at Maryland General Hospital and Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. Dr. Swaroop has received professional recognition including the following: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association. Dr. Swaroop (or staff) speaks 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. 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 attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alkhouli include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alkhouli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast.

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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 works as a neurologist in Fountain Valley, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep study, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Maistros takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Kaiser Permanente for his residency. Dr. Maistros (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Greek. He 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. Ranjan Kumar Sapra, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 405
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ranjan Sapra's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Sapra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hungarian, Hindi, and Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Sapra include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sapra is 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sapra is an in-network provider 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

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

Dr. Surinder Thind is a Fountain Valley, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thind (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Thind is accepting new patients.

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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 works as an urologist in Santa Ana, CA. Dr. Lin has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Lin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of Kaohsiung Medical University. His residency was performed at Martland Hospital, Norwalk Hospital, and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Lin (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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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 works as a hematologist and oncologist. She attended medical school at the University of Mumbai, the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, and Grant Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Pandit trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Pandit's clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Pandit's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Pandit (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. She is professionally 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 is a radiation oncology specialist in Fountain Valley, CA and Anaheim, CA. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and UCLA Health. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woodhouse accepts. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Woodhouse trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Dr. Woodhouse (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. John Kelly practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fountain Valley, CA. His clinical interests include knee problems, hip replacement, and knee replacement. Dr. Kelly's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. TriWest, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelly honors. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kelly (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Kelly is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Joginder Jodhka is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Jodhka is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Jodhka attended medical school at Panjab University, Chandigarh, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, and Government Medical College, Bellary. Dr. Jodhka (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Jodhka is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Bruce Friedman practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Fountain Valley, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Friedman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include bronchitis, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Friedman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Friedman has received professional recognition including the following: 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 works as a nephrologist in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Sankaram (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. In his practice, Dr. Sankaram focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, transplant surgery procedures, and dialysis. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He attended medical school at Guntur Medical College and Andhra Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sankaram honors.

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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.