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We found 50 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept MultiPlan near Westminster, CA.

Dr. Peter Cary Leport, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Peter Leport is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Kings County Hospital Center for his residency. Dr. Leport's areas of expertise include sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Leport is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leport (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Leport's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Guy Gerard Lemire, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
12451 Wembley Road; Po Box 6179
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Guy Lemire works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon 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. Dr. Lemire is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Laval University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. Dr. Lemire (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Lemire 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)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 161
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nguyen Duy is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among Dr. Duy's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Duy's medical residency was performed at Charleston Area Medical Center. He speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Varicose Veins, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hemorrhoids

Dr. Kelly Ann M. Francis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kelly Francis is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Francis's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Clinical interests for Dr. Francis include minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Francis speaks Spanish. Dr. Francis is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mir Baquar Ali, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Mir Ali is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Ali (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Ali's clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ali is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Management, Da ... (Read more)

Dr. Reginald G M Abraham, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 258
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Reginald Abraham is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Abraham include wedge resection, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Abraham is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Abraham performed his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Tamil.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Wedge Resection, Esophageal Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel A Berman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 108
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Joel Berman sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Berman graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Berman focuses on breast surgery and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 320
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sridhara Iyengar works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Iyengar's clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iyengar honors. He is a graduate of Assam Medical College & Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Viney Soni, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
9940 Talbert Avenue; Suite 101
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Viney Soni works as an adult pulmonologist. Dr. Soni's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Soni is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at King George Medical University, he performed his residency at James J. Peters VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Soni (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Chinese.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Tam Huu Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; 2600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Tam Le practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Le speaks Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Le completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Le's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology
11160 Warner Avenue; Suite 111
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Mehrdad Mahdad practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Fountain Valley, CA and Santa Ana, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Mahdad average 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, pain management, and headache. Dr. Mahdad takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Mahdad (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Mahdad is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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

Dr. Surinder Thind practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Thind's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and Government Medical College, Patiala. For his residency, Dr. Thind trained at SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis. Dr. Thind (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Thind's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Alan Thai Tran, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
7631 Wyoming Street; Suite 206
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Alan Tran practices plastic surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Tran honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Tran completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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 specializes in adult critical care, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Westminster, CA. Dr. Alkhouli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Alkhouli's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast. Dr. Alkhouli graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Alkhouli takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 6100
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Haresh Jhangiani specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology and practices in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Jhangiani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jhangiani include leukemia, lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Jhangiani is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital. He graduated from the University of Mumbai, Topiwala National Medical College, and Grant Medical College and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jhangiani is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Ranjan Kumar Sapra, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 405
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ranjan Sapra's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Sapra (or staff) speaks Hungarian, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sapra is professionally 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. Dr. Sapra's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to 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.