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 practices general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oppat include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Detroit VA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Oppat has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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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 specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Roseville, MI and Warren, MI. Before completing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Cardwell attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cardwell include lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. His professional 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. Jacquelyn Nicole Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
44199 Dequindre Road; Suite 423
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Jacquelyn Rodriguez specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include 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. 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. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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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's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He practices in Detroit, MI, Ferndale, MI, and Livonia, MI. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He has indicated that his clinical interests include 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 studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naman accepts Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Greg Naman's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Naman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Naman include 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. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic.

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

Dr. William Higginbotham works as an orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Higginbotham include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Genesys Health System and St. John Providence Health System. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Higginbotham graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System.

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

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

Dr. Alberto Aviles is a plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Aviles's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and body contouring. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Aviles honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Aviles trained at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo practices neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Soo accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. Dr. Soo trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Soo speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland 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 family medicine physician. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Harris completed his residency training at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harris include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Harris is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Vilma Drelichman is an adult infectious disease specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and travel medicine. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center. She attended medical school at National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Drelichman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drelichman honors. She has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Redwan Uddin practices family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Uddin is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Uddin is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Uddin's education and training includes medical school at MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Uddin (or staff) speaks Urdu and Bengali.

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

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

Dr. Alan Cutler works as an adult gastroenterologist in Farmington, MI, Southfield, MI, and Warren, MI. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), holistic medicine, and peptic ulcer. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Cutler performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Christian Machado is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. In Dr. Machado's practice, he is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of CETEC University School of Medicine and Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Machado speaks Spanish. Dr. Machado is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Souheil Saba's medical specialty is adult cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Saba (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Italian. Dr. Saba's areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Dr. Saba's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network.

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Dr. Thomas Joseph Forbes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
16001 West Nine Mile Road
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Forbes is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Detroit, MI, Clinton Township, MI, and Rochester, MI. Dr. Forbes has a special interest in heart problems and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Forbes attended Creighton University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. Jefferey Eric Michaelson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 200
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Jefferey Michaelson is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Brighton, MI. Patient ratings for Dr. Michaelson average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Michaelson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Michaelson is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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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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