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

Dr. Guy Gerard Lemire, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5122 Marina Pacifica Drive S; #18
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Guy Lemire is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. These areas are among Dr. Lemire's clinical interests: 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 Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Laval University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. Dr. Lemire (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Lemire has a closed panel.

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Dr. Eknath A Deo, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
701 E 28th Street; Suite 418
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Eknath Deo is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Deo average 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Deo's practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and breast issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Deo obtained his medical school training at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College and performed his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Deo (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Barton Harris Wachs, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
701 E 28th Street; #319
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Barton Wachs is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wachs's areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and prostate procedures. His professional affiliations include Atlantic Urology Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Wachs's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wachs takes. Dr. Wachs's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Miriam H Mackovic Basic, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
3711 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 700
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Miriam Mackovic-Basic sees patients in Lakewood, CA, Long Beach, CA, and San Pedro, CA. Her medical specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. In Dr. Mackovic-Basic's practice, she is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Mackovic-Basic attended medical school at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mackovic-Basic (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Croatian, Spanish, and Serbo-Croatian. Her professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Ayal Willner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
433 E. Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ayal Willner's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Willner (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Filipino, and Spanish. Dr. Willner's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Willner attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Willner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Siamak Rouzroch, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1703 Termino Avenue; #107
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Siamak Rouzroch practices general internal medicine in Long Beach, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rouzroch include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, pain management, and arthritis. Dr. Rouzroch takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rouzroch completed residency programs at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Rouzroch (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Rouzroch's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mitchell Haven Katz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2801 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Mitchell Katz's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Katz include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Katz is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Aurora Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Katz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Specializes in Family Medicine
4856 Bellflower Boulevard
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Eric Chang's specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Chang's areas of expertise include the following: immunization (preventive vaccines), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and influenza (flu). He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chang accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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