We found 303 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery near Eastpointe, MI.

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

Dr. Youssef Rizk's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Detroit, MI and Clinton Township, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, vascular ultrasound, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rizk attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Botsford Hospital. Dr. Rizk (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Rizk is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Sanjay Batra, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
22201 Moross Road; Suite 356
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Sanjay Batra is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Detroit, MI, Flint, MI, and Port Huron, MI. Dr. Batra has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Batra include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Batra attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Batra (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Batra is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Hurley Medical Center.

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

Dr. Luis Camero works as a heart surgeon and chest surgeon in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Roseville, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Camero include fistula, minimally invasive surgery, and lung cancer. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Camero takes. For his residency, Dr. Camero trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Camero speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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All Interests: Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Trachea Problems, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Esophageal Surgery, Bloodless ... (Read more)

Dr. David R 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 in Detroit, MI and Shelby Township, MI. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, ultrasound (sonogram), and endovascular surgery. His professional affiliations include McLaren Health Care and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Dr. Lorelli graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital for his residency. Dr. Lorelli is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has a special interest in lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardwell takes. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Cardwell completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Cardwell's professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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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, who practices in Detroit, MI, Warren, MI, and East China, MI, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Pensler include minimally invasive surgery, aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Pensler's education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals and Henry Ford Hospital. She is affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus.

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Dr. Richard A Berg, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
23829 Little Mack; Suite 200
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Richard Berg works as a vascular surgeon. Dr. Berg's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Derek Hill's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Hill studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, knee replacement, and hip surgery. Dr. Hill's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hill's professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus, and Henry Ford Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jukaku Tayeb's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and kidney transplant. Dr. Tayeb is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, St. John River District Hospital, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Bon Secours Hospital and Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Tayeb attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Tayeb (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Kannada.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Juan Frontera is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Frontera's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and da vinci surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Frontera speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus, and Henry Ford Health System.

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

Dr. Anna Yulyevna Babushkina, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11900 East 12 Mile Road; Suite 110
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Anna Babushkina's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She practices in Warren, MI and Livonia, MI. Dr. Babushkina's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, joint injections, and arthritis. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Babushkina accepts. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Babushkina (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Babushkina is affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jacquelyn Rodriguez practices general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Rodriguez's clinical interests: menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and labor and delivery (childbirth). She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Livonia, MI, Howell, MI, and Saint Clair Shores, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Johnston honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Garden City Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
25779 Kelly Road; Suite C
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Mukhtar Khan sees patients in Roseville, MI. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and echocardiogram (echo). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. After completing medical school at Khyber Medical College, Dr. Khan performed his residency at Franklin Square Hospital Center and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Pashto, and Persian. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Richard John Ferrara Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
20045 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
 

Dr. Richard Ferrara's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, cancer screening, and rosacea. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ferrara takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Hour Magazine and "Top Doc" for dermatology. Dr. Ferrara's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Kristen Foley Panozzo, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
11270 E. 13 Mile; Suite 4
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Kristen Panozzo works as a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Panozzo's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Panozzo is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Women's Health Issues, X-Rays

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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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