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 general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Oppat at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Detroit VA Medical Center. Dr. Oppat takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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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 cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon in Roseville, MI and Warren, MI. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Cardwell performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He has indicated that his clinical interests include 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 accepts. Dr. Cardwell's hospital/clinic 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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and labor and delivery (childbirth). She honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Rodriguez studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish. She is 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 practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Detroit, MI, Ferndale, MI, and Livonia, MI. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Naman's clinical interests encompass diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Greg Naman is a general internist and pediatrician. In Dr. Naman's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity. Dr. Naman attended medical school 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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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' specialties are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He practices in Warren, MI, Novi, MI, and Southfield, MI. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Aviles is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. On average, patients gave Dr. Aviles a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo specializes in neurosurgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Soo is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Botsford Hospital. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Soo attended Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. Dr. Soo has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Soo speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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' specialty is family medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Harris is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Before completing his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Harris attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Thomas Forbes is a pediatric cardiologist in Detroit, MI, Clinton Township, MI, and Rochester, MI. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Forbes's training includes a residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Forbes include heart problems, newborn care, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Forbes is affiliated with 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, Newborn Care

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

Dr. William Higginbotham, who practices in Southfield, MI and Brighton, MI, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Higginbotham include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Higginbotham attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Genesys Health System and St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. Redwan Uddin sees patients in Hamtramck, MI. His medical specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Uddin average 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Uddin accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Uddin graduated from MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Uddin (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Bengali. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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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 specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In Dr. Machado's practice, he is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. Dr. Machado speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Jefferey Michaelson is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Michaelson's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Michaelson attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Michaelson is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Lascelles Pinnock, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
22250 Greenfield Road; Suite 200
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Lascelles Pinnock's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Pinnock's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, bell's palsy, and neck reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Pinnock average 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pinnock honors. Dr. Pinnock attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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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. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Cutler has a special interest in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), holistic medicine, and peptic ulcer. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Sang Curtis Lee, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
44199 Deqindre Road; Suite 423
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Sang Lee is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include menopause, labor and delivery (childbirth), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine. He trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with 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.