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

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

Dr. James Brown, who practices in Detroit, MI, Chesterfield, MI, and Grosse Pointe, MI, is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contact dermatitis, and birthmark removal. Dr. Brown is rated highly by his patients. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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

Dr. Jerome Seid is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Seid include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and palliative care. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seid honors. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Seid's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Roger Abiragi is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abiragi has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abiragi trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Abiragi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. 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

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

Dr. Antonino Colombo practices family medicine in Chesterfield, MI, Ira Township, MI, and New Haven, MI. He has indicated that his clinical interests include holistic medicine and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Colombo takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Szeged Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Italian. He is professionally affiliated with St. John River District Hospital and McLaren Health Care.

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

Dr. Ernesto Raul Drelichman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17700 23 Mile Road; Suite 250
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Ernesto Drelichman practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Drelichman has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drelichman include cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), Medicare Advantage, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Drelichman completed a residency program at Providence Hospital, Southfield. In addition to English, Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Dr. Tariq Sabir, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 402
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Tariq Sabir, who practices in Grosse Pointe, MI, Warren, MI, and East China, MI, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Sabir attended King Edward Medical University for medical school. Dr. Sabir is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Sabir (or staff) speaks Urdu. His hospital/clinic 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

Dr. Sarabjit S Neelam, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17700 23 Mile Road; Suite 250
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Sarabjit Neelam works as an adult gastroenterologist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, Dr. Neelam attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include holistic medicine, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Neelam (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Cynthia Holland Browne, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 103
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Cynthia Browne specializes in radiation oncology. Before performing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Browne attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: holistic medicine, nutrition counseling, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Browne is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Browne (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Richard T Perry, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
45441 Heydenreich
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Richard Perry works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Macomb, MI. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Perry is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Perry attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Dr. John Elliott Boccaccio, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
17700 23 Mile Road; Suite 250
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. John Boccaccio's specialty is general surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, incisional hernia repair, and breast cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Boccaccio is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Boccaccio takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit's residency program. Dr. Boccaccio's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Benjamin S Chen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 301
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Benjamin Chen's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Chen's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of pelvic reconstructive surgery, labor and delivery (childbirth), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen takes. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Chen's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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

Dr. Cheryl Wesen's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Wesen include holistic medicine, breast surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Wesen has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. She is affiliated with 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, Breast Surgery, Holistic Medicine

Dr. Robert Alan Krasnick, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 407
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Robert Krasnick specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in Warren, MI and Macomb, MI. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Krasnick's areas of expertise include back pain, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and neck pain. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Krasnick takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
46591 Romeo Plank Road; Suite 101
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Christopher Provenzano works as an adult nephrologist. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. His professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Provenzano attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Robert Paul McGahey, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
46591 Romeo Plank Road; Suite 112
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Robert McGahey's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. McGahey's clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for his residency. Dr. McGahey is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more.

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

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

Dr. Christopher Zingas works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Zingas include minimally invasive surgery, bunion surgery, and diabetic foot ulcers. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Zingas speaks Greek. Dr. Zingas is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System.

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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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