We found 11 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Health Net PPO near Long Beach, CA.

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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 specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Lemire has a special interest in hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and heart valve surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Laval University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. Dr. Lemire (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Lemire is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 his practice, Dr. Deo focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and breast issues. Dr. Deo is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College, he performed his residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Deo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Spanish, and Gujarati. His professional affiliations include 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; Suite 319
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Barton Wachs' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and prostate procedures. Dr. Wachs's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wachs is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Atlantic Urology Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael L. L Berman, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2810 Long Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Michael Berman practices gynecologic oncology. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, George Washington University Medical Center, and Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Berman has indicated that his clinical interests include gynecologic cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and biopsy. Dr. Berman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America - Obstetrics & Gynecology; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and America's Top Doctors (Cervical Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Medical Center, and St. Jude Hospital. Dr. Berman welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Miriam Mackovic-Basic is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Lakewood, CA, Long Beach, CA, and San Pedro, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mackovic-Basic at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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 languages: Croatian, Spanish, and Serbo-Croatian. Her professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Ayal Willner is a pediatric otolaryngologist in Long Beach, CA, Los Alamitos, CA, and Irvine, CA. Dr. Willner is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Willner include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Willner's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Willner (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Filipino, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's).

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Dr. Barry Arthur Steinmetz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1760 Termino Avenue; Suite 300
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Barry Steinmetz is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Long Beach, CA and Irvine, CA. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Steinmetz include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Steinmetz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Steinmetz has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Steinmetz (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's).

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Siamak Rouzroch works as an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rouzroch include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, pain management, and arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rouzroch studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs 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. Dr. Rouzroch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and AppleCare Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mitchell Katz's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise 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. Before performing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Katz attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katz's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
4856 Bellflower Boulevard
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Eric Chang's medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Chang speaks Chinese. These areas are among his clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and influenza (flu). He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Chang's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Roger John Epstein, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
1650 Ximeno Avenue; #230
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Roger Epstein sees patients in Long Beach, CA. His medical specialty is psychiatry. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Epstein include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Epstein's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Epstein is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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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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