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We found 29 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Aetna near Fairfield, CT.

Dr. Milton Frank Armm, MD
Specializes in Urology
3180 Main Street; Suite 305, Beechmont Building
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Milton Armm specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Armm studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Armm's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Brachytherapy, Urinary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
75 Kings Hwy Cutoff; Suite 100
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Rolf Langeland's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. Dr. Langeland is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors AARP, Anthem, ConnectiCare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Langeland is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Tendonitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Nabil Abdo Atweh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Nabil Atweh practices general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Bridgeport, CT, Stratford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atweh honors. Dr. Atweh obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Breast Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph A Cuteri, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
226 Mill Hill Avenue; 3rd Floor
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Cuteri practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Bridgeport, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Cuteri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cuteri accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
75 King's Hwy Cutoff
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. John Awad works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Awad's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Awad's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Osteoporosis, Lumbar Stenosis, Spine ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Charles Kochan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Kochan trained at New Britain General Hospital for his residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kochan takes. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Hospital Care, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Critical Care
Department of Anesthesia; Perry 3, Bridgeport Hospital
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Charles Watson is an anesthesiologist and intensivist in Bridgeport, CT, Stratford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Watson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Anesthesia, Heart Problems, Pain Management

Dr. David F Bindelglass, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
75 Kings Hwy Cutoff; Suite 100
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. David Bindelglass works as an orthopedist in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Clinical interests for Dr. Bindelglass include hip replacement, arthritis surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Bindelglass takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Dr. Bindelglass attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Bindelglass is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Revision Surgery, Fractures, Arthritis, Total Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Neal Fischbach works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Fischbach completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Fischbach's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Fischbach speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fischbach's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Stewart Cory Gross, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2660 Main Street; Suite 311
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Stewart Gross is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Xochicalco University. His residency was performed at St. Vincent's Hospital. Dr. Gross's areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Gross is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Gross welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Tendonitis, Laparoscopic Surgery, Fractures, Carpal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Gilead Lancaster specializes in adult cardiology. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Lancaster (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lancaster is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
226 Mill Hill Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Stuart Zarich's specialty is adult cardiology. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Zarich is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Syncope, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
310 Mill Hill Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Richard Garvey, who practices in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast surgery. Dr. Garvey honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Garvey speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Wounds, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradford Stephen Chervin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2600 Post Road
Southport, CT
 

Dr. Bradford Chervin is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Southport, CT and New Haven, CT. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chervin's education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chervin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Tinnitus, Tumor, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1305 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Edward Tuohy works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Trumbull, CT. Dr. Tuohy is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tuohy welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Syncope, Women's Heart Disease, Carotid Artery ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
267 Grand Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Harold Sauer is a reproductive endocrinologist, obstetrician, and gynecologist in New Haven, CT and Bridgeport, CT. Dr. Sauer's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Anastomosis, Laser Treatment, in Vitro Fertilization

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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.