We found 9 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Total Health Care Commercial near Brighton, MI.

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Dr. Laith Anastas Farjo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2305 Genoa Business Park Drive; Suite 170
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Laith Farjo is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Brighton, MI. Dr. Farjo is conversant in Hmong. His areas of expertise include hip arthroscopy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Advanced Orthopedics (Plano, TX). He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Farjo trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. The average patient rating for Dr. Farjo is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Farjo has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. William Kemp Johnston III, MD
Specializes in Urology
12660 Ten Mile Road
South Lyon, MI
 

Dr. William Johnston is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Livonia, MI, Howell, MI, and Saint Clair Shores, MI. Dr. Johnston's clinical interests include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Garden City Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Dr. Johnston trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency.

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Dr. Rebecca M Studinger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1021 Karl Greimel Drive; Suite 99
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Rebecca Studinger is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Studinger attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Studinger trained at Providence Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: laser resurfacing, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and lymphedema. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Studinger is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Bipin Pratapchandra Desai, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
136 Kissane Avenue; Suite A
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Bipin Desai is a general pediatrician. Dr. Desai graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and B.J. Medical College, Pune. For his professional training, Dr. Desai completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Clinical interests for Dr. Desai include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Attention Deficit Disorder, Asthma

Dr. Michael Rock Raphael, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
205 West Grand River; Suite 200
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Michael Raphael is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raphael include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, celiac disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raphael takes. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Botsford Hospital.

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Dr. Joseph Vito Giannola, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7575 Grand River; Suite 210
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Giannola specializes in family medicine and practices in Livonia, MI and Brighton, MI. Dr. Giannola studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at Providence Hospital for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Giannola include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Giannola's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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Dr. Stephen Willard Bishop, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
9912 E. Grand River; Suite 1000
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Stephen Bishop works as a family medicine physician in Livonia, MI and Brighton, MI. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Providence Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Bishop focuses on labor and delivery (childbirth) and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bishop accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. John B Rasor, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
7960 Grand River Road; Suite 160
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. John Rasor practices family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rasor include migraine, cryotherapy, and holter monitoring. Dr. Rasor is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Livingston and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rasor honors. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Joseph Morgan Seymour, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2305 Genoa Business Park Drive; Suite 160
Brighton, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Seymour is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Seymour trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hearing test, and thyroid surgery. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Seymour's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston.

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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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