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Dr. Ernesto Raul Drelichman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
46591 Romeo Plank Road; Suite 107
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Ernesto Drelichman's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Macomb, MI. Patient ratings for Dr. Drelichman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Drelichman include cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Drelichman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit). He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Drelichman completed a residency program at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her clinical interests include holistic medicine, breast surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Wesen accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. She trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Wesen has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. She is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Thomas Carl Hosey
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
253 S Gratiot
Mt. Clemens, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Hosey's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. He practices in Clinton Township, MI, Sterling Heights, MI, and Mount Clemens, MI. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Hosey's practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Harrison Community Hospital and St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Hosey is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit).

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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 and practices in Grosse Pointe, MI, Rochester, MI, and Warren, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Browne include holistic medicine, nutrition counseling, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Browne is professionally affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus. She honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Browne (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Edmund Joseph Kowalchick Jr.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
15715; 15 Mile Road
Clinton Township, MI
 

Dr. Edmund Kowalchick works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Clinton Township, MI. Dr. Kowalchick's areas of expertise include the following: diabetic foot ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kowalchick honors. He trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include McLaren Health Care, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit), and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, X-Rays

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

Dr. Thomas Giancarlo specializes in vascular neurology and neurophysiology and practices in Clinton Township, MI, Utica, MI, and Saint Clair Shores, MI. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, sleep apnea, and stroke. Dr. Giancarlo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), McLaren Health Care, and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Before completing his residency at Botsford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Giancarlo attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He speaks Italian.

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Stefano Matthew Militello
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 204
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Stefano Militello works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. For his residency, Dr. Militello trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, cryosurgery, and laser surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Militello takes. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Christopher Provenzano specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Shelby Township, MI, East China, MI, and Roseville, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Provenzano include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

Dr. Sherilyn Josephine Russell, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Endocrinology
46591 Romeo Plank; Suite 131
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Sherilyn Russell is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in thyroid problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit). Dr. Russell is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Russell is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sarabjit Neelam, who practices in Sterling Heights, MI and Macomb, MI, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Neelam's areas of expertise include the following: holistic medicine, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa for residency. Dr. Neelam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Neelam is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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

Dr. Christopher Zingas is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, bunion surgery, and diabetic foot ulcers. Patient ratings for Dr. Zingas average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zingas has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks Greek. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit) and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Susan J Van Dellen, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 203
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Susan Vandellen practices adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vandellen include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, polymyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Vandellen attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. She is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit).

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Polymyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Vasculitis, X-Rays

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

Dr. Jeffrey Falk is a general surgery specialist. In his practice, Dr. Falk focuses on breast surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and breast cancer. Dr. Falk's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency.

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

Dr. Chad White is a physician who specializes in obstetrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. White include labor and delivery (childbirth), non-invasive procedures, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit), and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. White's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. White accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Labor and Delivery, Non-Invasive Procedures

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

Dr. Kami Kveton is a general OB/GYN in Macomb, MI and Saint Clair Shores, MI. Dr. Kveton graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Her areas of clinical interest consist of labor and delivery (childbirth) and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kveton accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. She is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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

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

Dr. Robert Krasnick works as a physiatrist and pain specialist in Warren, MI and Macomb, MI. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krasnick include back pain, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and neck pain. Dr. Krasnick's professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Dr. Krasnick is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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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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