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We found 325 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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Detroit, MI, Flint, MI, and Port Huron, MI. Dr. Batra (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Batra's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and heart surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Batra attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and more.

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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 practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. For his residency, Dr. Camero trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Camero has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Camero takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Camero speaks Spanish. Dr. Camero 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's area of specialization is vascular surgery. Before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Berg attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Berg takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. His professional 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. Youssef Said Rizk, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
22201 Moross Road; Suite 150
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Youssef Rizk works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and vascular disease. Dr. Rizk is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. He honors AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rizk graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency 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 is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and ultrasound (sonogram). Dr. Lorelli is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lorelli takes. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Lorelli attended Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
25599 Kelly Road; Suite A
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Claude Lees is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Roseville, MI. Dr. Lees is conversant in French. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and heart surgery. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital. He attended the University of Glasgow School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Robert Cardwell's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Roseville, MI and Warren, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. Dr. Cardwell honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Cardwell's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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

Dr. Derek Lyn Hill, DO
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
22401 Foster Winter Drive
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Derek Hill practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hill include knee problems, knee replacement, and hip surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Henry Ford Health System. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hill completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Hill average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more.

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

Dr. Juan Frontera specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Frontera has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, kidney problems, and da vinci surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Frontera attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Frontera'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. Sami Elias Al Assmar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13251 E 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Sami Asmar's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Asmar include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Asmar's training includes a residency program at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Dr. Asmar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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

Dr. William Johnston's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnston include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Johnston's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart.

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Dr. Thomas Giancarlo II, DO
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Pain Medicine, Neurophysiology
19699 East Eight Mile Road
St. Clair Shores, 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. Dr. Giancarlo's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, sleep apnea, and stroke. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as 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. He is conversant in Italian.

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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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Her clinical interests include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and labor and delivery (childbirth). Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She accepts 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.

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Dr. Eric Winslow Sargent, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 101
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Eric Sargent practices otology and neurotology. Dr. Sargent's areas of expertise include hearing loss, dizziness, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sargent is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Dizziness, Hearing Loss, Cochlear Implant

Dr. Nicolas Atif Marsheh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13251 E 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Nicolas Marsheh's specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, electrocardiogram (EKG), and preventive care. Dr. Marsheh takes Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, AARP, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Marsheh completed a residency program at Providence Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Marsheh (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Marsheh 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 is a specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He works in Warren, MI, Novi, MI, and Southfield, MI. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Aviles include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Aviles is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Aviles honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Aviles completed residency programs at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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.