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We found 178 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept MultiPlan near Lathrup Village, MI.

Dr. William Frank Oppat, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 405
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. William Oppat's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Southfield, MI, Detroit, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. Dr. Oppat's areas of expertise 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. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oppat accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Oppat has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. Pritham Pingli Reddy, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 405
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Pritham Reddy is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. His areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), peripheral artery disease (PAD), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Reddy attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Varicose Veins, Stent Placement, Carotid ... (Read more)

Dr. Tamer Nady Boules, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
26850 Providence Drive; Suite 405
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Tamer Boules is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boules include stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Boules completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Takalub Robert Naman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Ted Naman practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics. These areas are among Dr. Naman's clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naman takes. Dr. Naman is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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. Ali Mohammad Alsaadi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
26206 W. 12 Mile Road; Suite 105
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Ali Alsaadi's specialty is general internal medicine. After attending the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Providence Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Alsaadi include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia, Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Yuliya Serge Greer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 703
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Julia Greer's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at Russian State Medical University. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for her residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Greer include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Dr. Greer accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She speaks Russian. Her professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. Greg Naman practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Ferndale, MI and Detroit, MI. Dr. Naman (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Patients gave Dr. Naman an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, Cofinity, and more.

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Dr. Walter John Cukrowski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
14555 Levan Road; Suite E101
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Walter Cukrowski is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Cukrowski completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. In his practice, Dr. Cukrowski focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Hurley Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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. On average, patients gave Dr. Soo a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Soo include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Botsford Hospital. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soo accepts. After attending Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine, Dr. Soo completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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

Dr. George Joji Murakawa, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
255 Kirts Boulevard
Troy, MI
 

Dr. George Murakawa is a pediatric dermatologist, dermatological immunologist, and dermatopathologist in Troy, MI. Dr. Murakawa's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, psoriasis, and injectable fillers. He accepts Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, Cofinity, and more. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Murakawa speaks Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. David C Markel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26750 Providence Parkway; Suite 201
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. David Markel's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Markel include knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Markel takes. Dr. Markel graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Markel speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. Sean Harris practices family medicine in Southfield, MI and Harrison Township, MI. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Harris is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Harris obtained his medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. William Higginbotham is an orthopedic surgeon in Southfield, MI and Brighton, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. 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. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. William Michael Leuchter, MD
Specializes in Neurology
26400 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 170
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. William Leuchter specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Southfield, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leuchter include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, headache, and brain problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Leuchter graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Leuchter's residency was performed at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital and the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Headache, Brain Problems, Neurological Disorders

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

Dr. Christian Machado is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Machado's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended CETEC University School of Medicine and Santo Domingo Institute of Technology and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Machado is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Scott I Sircus, MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Scott Sircus is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Saint Clair Shores, MI and West Bloomfield, MI. He is conversant in French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sircus include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sircus is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Sircus has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sircus honors.

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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.