We found 82 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Beech Street near Ferndale, MI.

Dr. William Frank Oppat, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 405
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. William Oppat is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Southfield, MI, Detroit, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. On average, patients gave Dr. Oppat a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. Dr. Oppat has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Detroit VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laser Treatment, Aneurysm, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert John Cardwell, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3272 E. 12 Mile Road; Suite 102
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Robert Cardwell is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. Dr. Cardwell accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete 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 Hospital and Medical Center, 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. William Higginbotham III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26750 Providence Parkway; Suite 200
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. William Higginbotham is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Higginbotham honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Genesys Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Knee Pain, Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Teck-Mun Mun Soo, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 215
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo sees patients in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soo include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Soo's professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Dr. Soo accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Spinal Cord Injuries, Spine Surgery Procedures, X-Rays

Dr. Jacquelyn Nicole Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
44199 Dequindre Road; Suite 423
Warren, MI
 

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

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All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Infertility, Labor ... (Read more)

Dr. Takalub Robert Naman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Ted Naman specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Detroit, MI, Ferndale, MI, and Livonia, MI. Dr. Naman's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He takes Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, Cofinity, and more. Dr. Naman's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic.

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Dr. Arkon S Naman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Greg Naman is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Naman include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Naman attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Naman (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Naman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Souheil E Saba, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
22250 Providence Drive; Suite #705
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Souheil Saba practices adult cardiology in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. Dr. Saba has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and angioplasty. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Saba attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Providence Hospital, Southfield. In addition to English, Dr. Saba (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Italian. Dr. Saba is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Alberto Julian Aviles, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
22250 Providence Drive; 300
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Alberto Aviles practices plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery in Warren, MI, Novi, MI, and Southfield, MI. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Aviles's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and body contouring. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Aviles 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. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Harris, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23077 Greenfield; Suite 195
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Sean Harris' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Harris's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. Harris performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Mary C Ferris, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
4845 E 14 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Mary Ferris is a Sterling Heights, MI physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Ferris has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetes, gynecological problems, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ferris is conversant in Greek. She is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. She is accepting new patients.

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Neal A Mozen
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
18161 W 13 Mile Road; Suite D2
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Neal Mozen's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mozen's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, holistic medicine, and diabetic foot ulcers. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Mozen trained at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals for residency. Dr. Mozen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Orthotics, Nutrition Issues, Foot Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Vilma S Drelichman, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
22301 Foster Winter Drive; Suite 200, Second Floor
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Vilma Drelichman is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. After attending National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Drelichman completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In her practice, Dr. Drelichman focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and travel medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Drelichman is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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

Dr. M. Bassem Hosein Dekelbab, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
3535 W 13 Mile Road; 707
Royal Oak, MI
 

Dr. M. Bassem Dekelbab practices pediatric endocrinology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dekelbab takes. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dekelbab completed a residency program at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He is conversant in Arabic.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Alan F Cutler, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16001 W 9 Mile Road; 3rd Fl Fisher Building
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Alan Cutler specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cutler include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), holistic medicine, and peptic ulcer. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Cutler attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Dr. Christian E Machado, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 705
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Christian Machado is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Dr. Machado is professionally affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Machado graduated from CETEC University School of Medicine and Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. For his professional training, Dr. Machado completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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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