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We found 328 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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and heart surgery. Dr. Batra accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Batra (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Batra is professionally 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 sees patients in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Roseville, MI. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Camero accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, he 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 is a vascular surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Berg's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berg 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and vascular disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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 foreign languages: Arabic and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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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. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital for his residency. Dr. Lorelli's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and ultrasound (sonogram). He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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

Dr. Claude Lees practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery in Roseville, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lees include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and heart surgery. Dr. Lees is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Lees graduated from the University of Glasgow School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is conversant in French.

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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. His 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. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardwell honors. Dr. Cardwell graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his 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 is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Pensler include minimally invasive surgery, aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She accepts Medicare insurance. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Her professional 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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Frontera's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, kidney problems, and da vinci surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Frontera is affiliated with 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Asmar is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Asmar include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Dr. Asmar's professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Asmar obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Dr. Asmar (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Johnston include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Johnston's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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 obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Warren, MI. Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and labor and delivery (childbirth). She is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Derek Hill's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Hill is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, knee replacement, and hip surgery. Dr. Hill's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Hill is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. His medical residency was performed at Bon Secours Hospital and Beaumont Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tayeb include kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Tayeb accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tayeb (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Kannada. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health, St. John River District Hospital, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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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 in Howell, MI, Brighton, MI, and Novi, MI. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Galejs's areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Galejs honors. In addition to English, Dr. Galejs speaks Latvian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital.

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Dr. Janice Marie Spears, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11900 East 12 Mile Road; Suite 307
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Janice Fields is an adult gastroenterology specialist. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. In her practice, Dr. Fields focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Fields has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity. Dr. Fields's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland 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.