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We found 63 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Blue Preferred Plus near Chesterfield, MI.

Dr. Hanna Michel El-Khouri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
1030 Harrington; Suite 101
Mt. Clemens, MI
 

Dr. Hanna Khouri is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiology. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Khouri completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Michigan. His areas of expertise include newborn care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and fetal echocardiography. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Garden City Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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Dr. Thomas Giancarlo, DO
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Pain Medicine, Neurophysiology
19699 East Old; 8 Mile Road
Clinton Township, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Giancarlo's areas of specialization are vascular neurology, pain medicine, and neurophysiology; he sees patients in Clinton Township, MI, Saint Clair Shores, MI, and Utica, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Giancarlo include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, sleep apnea, and stroke. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Giancarlo's education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at Botsford Hospital and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Brain Problems, Sleep Apnea, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Victor McIntosh, MD, DO
Specializes in Urology
19991 Hall Road; Suite 201
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Gregory McIntosh's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include McLaren Health Care, Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. McIntosh is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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Dr. Christopher Nicholas Zingas, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
45441 Heydenreich
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Christopher Zingas works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Macomb, MI. Dr. Zingas's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, bunion surgery, and diabetic foot ulcers. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Zingas speaks Greek. Dr. Zingas's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Bunion Surgery, Hammer ... (Read more)

Dr. Leonidas Petros Moschouris, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
25650 Kelly Road; Suite 13
New Baltimore, MI
 

Dr. Leonidas Moschouris works as a general pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moschouris include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Moschouris attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Moschouris speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Pulmonary Function Test, Allergies, Asthma

Dr. James Arthur Brown, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
30030 Twenty Three Mile Road
Chesterfield, MI
 

Dr. James Brown works as a dermatologist in Detroit, MI, Chesterfield, MI, and Grosse Pointe, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contact dermatitis, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sarcoidosis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Acne, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerome Edwin Seid, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11885 East 12 Mile Road; Suite 100a
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Jerome Seid's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Seid include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and palliative care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Seid accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Seid has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. Kathleen Ann Rheaume, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23 Mile Road
Chesterfield, MI
 

Dr. Kathleen Rheaume is a family medicine practitioner in Chesterfield, MI and New Baltimore, MI. Dr. Rheaume's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. She is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Chad Richard White, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
Comprehensive Women's Care; 30030 23 Mile
Chesterfield, MI
 

Dr. Chad White is a general OB/GYN in Clinton Township, MI, Chesterfield, MI, and Detroit, MI. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. White include labor and delivery (childbirth), non-invasive procedures, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. White's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Kami Michele Kefalonitis, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
46591 Romeo Plank; Suite 225
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Kami Kveton works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Macomb, MI and Saint Clair Shores, MI. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kveton's areas of expertise include labor and delivery (childbirth) and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kveton obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. Her professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Labor and Delivery

Dr. Cheryl Ann Wesen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 306
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Cheryl Wesen is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In her practice, Dr. Wesen focuses on holistic medicine, breast surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Wesen takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Wesen has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Raymond Thomas Quasarano, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
Comprehensive Women's Care; 30030 23 Mile
Chesterfield, MI
 

Dr. Raymond Quasarano's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Quasarano an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include labor and delivery (childbirth), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and pregnancy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Quasarano speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Angela May Messina, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Comprehensive Women's Care; 30030 23 Mile
Chesterfield, MI
 

Dr. Angela Messina specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Messina highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in labor and delivery (childbirth), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and pregnancy. Her professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Messina accepts. Before performing her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Messina attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Labor and Delivery, Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Christopher Robert Provenzano, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 404
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Christopher Provenzano is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Provenzano include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Provenzano accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals.

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Dr. Roger R Abiragi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
25650 Kelly Road; Suite 13
New Baltimore, MI
 

Dr. Roger Abiragi's medical specialty is general pediatrics. In his practice, Dr. Abiragi focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Abiragi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Abiragi is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Antonino Guiseppe Colombo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
51086 Fairchild; Suite B
Chesterfield, MI
 

Dr. Antonino Colombo works as a family practice physician in Chesterfield, MI and Ira Township, MI. He is especially interested in holistic medicine and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John River District Hospital and McLaren Health Care. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colombo accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Szeged Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Italian.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Holistic Medicine, X-Rays

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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.