Finding Providers
loading

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 is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Southfield, MI, Detroit, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Oppat's clinical interests: chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Oppat has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Detroit VA Medical Center.

Read more

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; he sees patients in Roseville, MI and Warren, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. Dr. Cardwell honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed 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's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Naman is 2.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Naman's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Naman accepts Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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

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

Dr. Greg Naman works as a general internist and pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Naman include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Naman honors Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Naman is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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 obstetrician and gynecologist. Her clinical interests include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and labor and delivery (childbirth). Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Infertility, Labor ... (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 specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He works in Warren, MI, Novi, MI, and Southfield, MI. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Aviles 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. Dr. Aviles honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Aviles completed residency programs at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is conversant in Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Soo has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Hospital and Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Botsford Hospital. Dr. Soo graduated from Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. The average patient rating for Dr. Soo is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Soo has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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

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

Dr. Redwan Uddin practices family medicine. In his practice, Dr. Uddin focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Uddin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Bengali.

Read more

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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Dr. Machado is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Machado's education and training includes medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine and Santo Domingo Institute of Technology and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is conversant in Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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

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

Dr. Sean Harris specializes in family medicine and practices in Southfield, MI and Harrison Township, MI. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Harris is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Harris takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Ted Schwartzenfeld is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartzenfeld include bell's palsy, eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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

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

Dr. Souheil Saba's specialty is adult cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Saba include heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and angioplasty. Dr. Saba is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Saba's medical residency was performed at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Dr. Saba (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, French, and Italian.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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

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

Dr. William Higginbotham is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Southfield, MI and Brighton, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Higginbotham include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Higginbotham accepts. Dr. Higginbotham is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System for residency.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Knee Pain, Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Knee ... (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. His areas of clinical interest consist of holistic medicine, peptic ulcer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Cutler accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Cutler attended the University of Michigan Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Zughaib include heart problems and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Zughaib honors AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Zughaib (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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

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

Dr. Thomas Forbes is a pediatric cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Forbes include heart problems, newborn care, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Before completing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Forbes attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Forbes has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and St. John Providence Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Podiatry School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.