We found 8 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Beech Street near Long Beach, CA.

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5122 Marina Pacifica Drive S; #18
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Guy Lemire practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lemire include hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and heart valve surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemire attended medical school at Laval University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lemire's training includes a residency program at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. Dr. Lemire (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Surgery, Corneal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E 28th Street; Suite 418
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Eknath Deo's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and breast issues. Dr. Deo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Community Hospital Long Beach. Dr. Deo is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Deo attended Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College for medical school. Dr. Deo (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Breast Issues

Specializes in Urology, Other
701 E 28th Street; #319
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Barton Wachs works as an urologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Wachs average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wachs include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and prostate procedures. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Wachs speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlantic Urology Medical Group, Lakewood Hospital, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
3711 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 700
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Miriam Mackovic-Basic's specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Mackovic-Basic (or staff) speaks Croatian, Spanish, and Serbo-Croatian. She is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Mackovic-Basic's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mackovic-Basic obtained her medical school training at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine and performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mackovic-Basic's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
433 E. Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ayal Willner is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Willner has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Willner average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Willner performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Willner (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Filipino, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2801 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Mitchell Katz is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Orange, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Katz include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Aurora Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Katz's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1703 Termino Avenue; #107
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Siamak Rouzroch practices general internal medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, pain management, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Rouzroch is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rouzroch is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Rouzroch (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Persian.

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All Interests: Arthritis, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Pain Management

Specializes in Family Medicine
4856 Bellflower Boulevard
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Eric Chang's area of specialization is family medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and influenza (flu). Dr. Chang is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Chang speaks Chinese.

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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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