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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 surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. His clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Leport average 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leport takes. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Leport (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Guy Lemire sees patients in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Lemire's areas of clinical interest consist of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and heart valve surgery. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. He is not currently accepting new patients. He graduated from Laval University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal. In addition to English, Dr. Lemire (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duy is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy and a graduate of Charleston Area Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Duy is professionally 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Francis attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Francis include minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Francis honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). She is open to 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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Ali is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Ali performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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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's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He practices in Fountain Valley, CA. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Sound Shore Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Abraham's clinical interests include wedge resection, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks French and Tamil. Dr. Abraham 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's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among Dr. Berman's clinical interests: breast surgery and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Iyengar include minimally invasive surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Iyengar graduated from 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 practices adult pulmonology in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Soni (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Chinese. Clinical interests for Dr. Soni include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Soni's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He graduated from King George Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Soni trained at James J. Peters VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Ayal Willner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
10861 Cherry Street; #303
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Ayal Willner's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Willner (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Filipino, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Willner include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Willner is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Willner's training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Willner is open to new patients.

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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 areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. These areas are among Dr. Le's clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le honors. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Le is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Le's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He has an open panel.

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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). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mahdad include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, pain management, and headache. Dr. Mahdad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Mahdad graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Mahdad (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Thind obtained his medical school training at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and Government Medical College, Patiala and performed his residency at SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis. In addition to English, Dr. Thind (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Thind's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He welcomes 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 in Fountain Valley, CA and Westminster, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Tran's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Tran's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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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 practices in Westminster, CA. Dr. Alkhouli (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Alkhouli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and HealthCare Partners IPA - South Coast. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Alkhouli completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. The average patient rating for Dr. Alkhouli is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alkhouli honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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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. He attended medical school at the University of Mumbai, Topiwala National Medical College, and Grant Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Jhangiani completed residency programs at Kaiser Permanente and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jhangiani include leukemia, lung cancer, and anemia. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jhangiani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. In addition to English, Dr. Jhangiani (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with 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.