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We found 83 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's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Oppat completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oppat include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Oppat has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Oppat is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Detroit VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Thoracic Problems, Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laser Treatment, ... (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'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. Takalub Robert Naman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Ted Naman's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Naman is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Naman obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naman takes.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Heart Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacquelyn Nicole Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
44199 Dequindre Road; Suite 423
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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All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Infertility, Labor ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Greg Naman is an internist and pediatrician. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Naman is especially interested in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Naman completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Naman is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Heart Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Dr. Soo attended medical school at Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for his residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Soo has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soo accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Soo speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Botsford Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Sean Harris is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Harris's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Harris trained at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Harris is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. William Higginbotham III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26750 Providence Parkway; Suite 200
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. William Higginbotham sees patients in Southfield, MI and Brighton, MI. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Higginbotham accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. He is affiliated with Genesys Health System and St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. Redwan Uddin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
9740 Conant
Hamtramck, MI
 

Dr. Redwan Uddin specializes in family medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Uddin is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uddin takes. His education and training includes medical school at MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Uddin (or staff) speaks Urdu and Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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

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

Dr. Christian Machado is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient ratings for Dr. Machado average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Dr. Machado accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine and Santo Domingo Institute of Technology, he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Machado is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alberto Aviles works as a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Aviles is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Aviles is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Alan Cutler is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Farmington, MI, Southfield, MI, and Warren, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Cutler include holistic medicine, peptic ulcer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Upper Endoscopy, Intestinal Problems, Holistic ... (Read more)

Dr. Marcel Elias Zughaib, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
22250 Providence Drive; #705
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Marcel Zughaib specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Zughaib (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Zughaib is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital. He accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Ted H Schwartzenfeld, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
27483 Dequindre Road; Suite 201
Madison Heights, MI
 

Dr. Ted Schwartzenfeld specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy and practices in Madison Heights, MI, Farmington, MI, and Warren, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Schwartzenfeld honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Schwartzenfeld's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Liposuction, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wassim Elias Nona, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
22250 Providence Drive; Suite #705
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Wassim Nona works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Nona has a special interest in heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and heart surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Nona's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Nona (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Heart Surgery, Cardiac ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Souheil Saba specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and angioplasty. Dr. Saba is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saba takes. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital, Southfield's residency program. Dr. Saba (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, French, and Italian.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Angiogram, ... (Read more)

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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.