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We found 6 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Priority Health near Howell, MI.

Dr. Laris Edgar Galejs, MD
Specializes in Urology
620 Byron; Howell Specialty Clinic Suite 1201
Howell, MI
 

Dr. Laris Galejs is an urologist in Howell, MI, Brighton, MI, and Novi, MI. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Galejs's areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Galejs honors. In addition to English, Dr. Galejs speaks Latvian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital.

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Dr. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
620 Byron; Suite 1201
Howell, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Eliya practices urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Eliya's training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Eliya (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Eliya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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Dr. Mark David Rojewski, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1200 Byron Road
Howell, MI
 

Dr. Mark Rojewski's specialty is family medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Rojewski is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rojewski is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Douglas E Mc Learon, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1200 Byron Road
Howell, MI
 

Dr. Douglas McLearon's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. McLearon studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. McLearon focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. McLearon is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Warren Russell Garr, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1200 Byron Road
Howell, MI
 

Dr. Warren Garr specializes in family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Garr is affiliated with St. John's Hospital. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Robert Peter Camara, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1200 Byron Road
Howell, MI
 

Dr. Robert Camara is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Camara's clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Camara's education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with 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.