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We found 319 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery near Eastpointe, MI.

Dr. Sanjay Batra, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
22151 Moross Road
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Sanjay Batra, who practices in Detroit, MI, Flint, MI, and Port Huron, MI, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at MetroHealth Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Clinical interests for Dr. Batra include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and heart surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and more. In addition to English, Dr. Batra (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Hurley Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Surgery

Dr. Luis Gabriel Camero, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
25810 Kelly Road; Suite 1
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Luis Camero's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Roseville, MI. For his residency, Dr. Camero trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Camero include minimally invasive surgery, lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Camero is conversant in Spanish. He 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. Richard Albin Berg, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
23829 Little Mack; Suite 200
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Richard Berg is a vascular surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Berg's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Youssef Said Rizk, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
22201 Moross Road; Suite 150
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Youssef Rizk specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Detroit, MI and Clinton Township, MI. Dr. Rizk has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and vascular disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Botsford Hospital. Dr. Rizk (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French.

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Dr. David Ralph Lorelli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
22201 Moross; Suite 150 Professional Building 2
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. David Lorelli's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lorelli include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and ultrasound (sonogram). Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lorelli honors. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Robert John Cardwell, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
25599 Kelly Road; Suite A
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Robert Cardwell specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Cardwell's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. His professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Carotid Artery Surgery, Venous Disease, Lung Cancer

Dr. Elizabeth Ann Pensler, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
11446 E 13 Mile Road
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Elizabeth Pensler specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Pensler is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Pensler's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Juan Rene Frontera-Castillo, MD
Specializes in Urology
Michigan Institute of Urology, Pc, 20952 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
St. Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Juan Frontera's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Frontera's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, kidney problems, and da vinci surgery. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frontera honors. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. 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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Dr. Sami Elias Al Assmar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13251 E 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Sami Asmar's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Asmar include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Asmar accepts. Before performing his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center, Dr. Asmar attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Asmar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Jacquelyn Nicole Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
11885 East 12 Mile Road; Suite 202a
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Jacquelyn Rodriguez's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and labor and delivery (childbirth). She honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Jukaku Shamsuddin Mohamed Tayeb, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18001 E 10 Mile Road; Suite 1
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Jukaku Tayeb is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Tayeb's clinical interests include kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. He completed his residency training at Bon Secours Hospital and Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Tayeb (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Kannada. Dr. Tayeb's professional affiliations include Centura Health, St. John River District Hospital, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Blood Pressure Problems, Bloodless ... (Read more)

Dr. William Kemp Johnston III, MD
Specializes in Urology
13251 East 10 Mile Road; Suite 200
Warren, MI
 

Dr. William Johnston's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Johnston's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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Dr. Muthanna Louis Louis, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
17717 Masonic Boulevard
Fraser, MI
 

Dr. Muthanna Louis' area of specialization is hospital medicine (hospitalist). In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Louis is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital's residency program. Dr. Louis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Derek Lyn Hill, DO
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3100 Cross Creek Parkway; Suite 150
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Derek Hill's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hill average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and hip surgery. Dr. Hill accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hill is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Alberto Julian Aviles, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
11900 E 12 Mile Road; Suite 308
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Alberto Aviles' specialties are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He practices in Warren, MI, Novi, MI, and Southfield, MI. Dr. Aviles's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Aviles is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Laris Edgar Galejs, MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Laris Galejs is an urologist. Dr. Galejs is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Galejs include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Latvian. Dr. Galejs is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital.

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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.