We found 81 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 physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Detroit VA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital, Dr. Oppat attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Oppat is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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, who practices in Roseville, MI and Warren, MI, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Cardwell 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. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and labor and delivery (childbirth). She is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Rodriguez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then she performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. She is conversant in 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 has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naman honors. Dr. Naman attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic.

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

Dr. Greg Naman specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Ferndale, MI and Detroit, MI. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. 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) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Naman has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity.

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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. Dr. Aviles's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aviles include 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. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency 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 is a neurosurgery specialist in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Dearborn, MI. After attending Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine, Dr. Soo completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soo include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Soo takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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' medical specialty is family medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harris include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Harris is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency.

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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 Southfield, MI, Bingham Farms, MI, and Novi, MI. Dr. Drelichman's areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and travel medicine. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drelichman takes. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Drelichman attended medical school at National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences. She has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.

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

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

Dr. Jefferey Michaelson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Michaelson include knee problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Michaelson takes. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. William Higginbotham specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. Areas of expertise 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is a family medicine physician. Dr. Uddin (or staff) speaks Urdu and Bengali. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Uddin include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Uddin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. After attending MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Uddin honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Machado include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at CETEC University School of Medicine and Santo Domingo Institute of Technology and performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Machado is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Thomas Forbes' specialty is pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Forbes is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Forbes's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Lascelles Pinnock is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pinnock include esophageal cancer, bell's palsy, and neck reconstructive surgery. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pinnock honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Pinnock 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Cutler completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has a special interest in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), holistic medicine, and peptic ulcer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Cutler is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and 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.

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