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

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

Dr. Christopher Zingas sees patients in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Grosse Pointe, MI, and Macomb, MI. His medical specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Zingas speaks Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, bunion surgery, and diabetic foot ulcers. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Zingas is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Zingas has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Gregory McIntosh is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Macomb, MI, Livonia, MI, and Novi, MI. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. McIntosh is affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital and Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Urologic Disorders

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

Dr. Leonidas Moschouris' area of specialization is general pediatrics. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Moschouris's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Moschouris attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He speaks Greek.

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

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

Dr. James Brown is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contact dermatitis, and birthmark removal. Dr. Brown has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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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Dr. Thomas Giancarlo, DO
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Pain Medicine, Neurophysiology
19699 East Old; 8 Mile Road
Clinton Township, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Giancarlo is a specialist in vascular neurology, pain medicine, and neurophysiology. He is conversant in Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, sleep apnea, and stroke. Dr. Giancarlo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care. Dr. Giancarlo studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Botsford Hospital and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Giancarlo is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Ernesto Drelichman is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Macomb, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Drelichman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), Medicare Advantage, and more. Before performing his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield, Dr. Drelichman attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Drelichman is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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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 is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Grosse Pointe, MI and Macomb, MI. In Dr. Wesen's practice, she is particularly interested in holistic medicine, breast surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Her professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Wesen attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She 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

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

Dr. Christopher Provenzano is an adult nephrologist in Shelby Township, MI, Warren, MI, and East China, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Provenzano include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Provenzano's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care.

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

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

Dr. Roger Abiragi sees patients in New Baltimore, MI and Roseville, MI. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Abiragi (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Abiragi include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Abiragi completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abiragi accepts. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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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 practices obstetrics in Clinton Township, MI, Chesterfield, MI, and Detroit, MI. Dr. White has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: labor and delivery (childbirth), non-invasive procedures, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital. Dr. White's hospital/clinic 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, Ultrasound, Labor and Delivery, Non-Invasive Procedures

Dr. Julie Marie Surhigh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 303
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Julie Surhigh specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Detroit, MI, Macomb, MI, and Grosse Pointe, MI. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She trained at Beaumont Hospitals for her residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Surhigh include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Surhigh has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. 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, X-Rays

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

Dr. Kami Kveton sees patients in Macomb, MI and Saint Clair Shores, MI. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for residency. In her practice, Dr. Kveton focuses on labor and delivery (childbirth) and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Kveton's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kveton accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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. 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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and palliative care. Dr. Seid accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Seid attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Seid's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Jeffrey Scott Falk, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 306
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Falk is a medical specialist in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Falk include breast surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and breast cancer. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Falk'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. Kathleen Ann Rheaume, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Chesterfield, MI
 

Dr. Kathleen Rheaume's specialty is family medicine. She attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Rheaume's medical residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Rheaume include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rheaume is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her 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. Sherilyn Josephine Russell, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Endocrinology
46591 Romeo Plank; Suite 131
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Sherilyn Russell's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Russell is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals.

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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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