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We found 51 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept MultiPlan near Westminster, CA.

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 is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Lemire's areas of expertise include the following: hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and heart valve surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons. Unfortunately, Dr. Lemire is not currently accepting new patients. After attending Laval University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. In addition to English, Dr. Lemire (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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

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

Dr. Peter Leport specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Leport (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include the following: sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Leport is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Before completing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Leport attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Weight ... (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 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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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. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave Dr. Francis an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Francis is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Francis's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Mir Ali specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Fountain Valley, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ali's areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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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 cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abraham's areas of expertise include the following: wedge resection, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abraham honors. Dr. Abraham graduated from Yale School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Sound Shore Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks French and Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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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 attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is especially interested in breast surgery and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Iyengar has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He graduated from Assam Medical College & Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal.

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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'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. 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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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. Dr. Mahdad graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mahdad include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, pain management, and headache. Patient ratings for Dr. Mahdad average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Mahdad (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Mahdad is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Alan Thai Tran, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
7431 Yoming Street; Suite 206
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Alan Tran is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Tran's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He speaks 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'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. Tam Huu Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; 2600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Tam Le's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Fountain Valley, CA. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Le's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Le's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Le's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Haresh Jhangiani is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. Before performing his residency at Kaiser Permanente and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Dr. Jhangiani attended the University of Mumbai, Topiwala National Medical College, and Grant Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Jhangiani include leukemia, lung cancer, and anemia. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jhangiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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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.