We found 167 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept MultiPlan near Lathrup Village, MI.

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

Dr. Pritham Reddy is a vascular surgery specialist in Novi, MI, Southfield, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. He is conversant in Telugu. These areas are among his clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), peripheral artery disease (PAD), and vascular ultrasound. Dr. Reddy's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy takes.

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

Dr. William Oppat is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. Patient reviews placed Dr. Oppat at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Oppat completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Detroit VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laser Treatment, Aneurysm, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tamer Boules works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Dr. Boules's clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for 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 Michigan, Dr. Boules attended the University of Michigan Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo practices neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Soo include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Patients gave Dr. Soo an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Soo attended medical school at Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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

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

Dr. William Higginbotham is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Brighton, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Higginbotham include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Genesys Health System. He 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. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Higginbotham honors.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Knee Pain, Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Patrick Lino Montico, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
30055 Northwestern Highway; 30
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Michael Montico is a family medicine physician and sports medicine specialist. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Providence Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and general care. Dr. Montico is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Montico is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Bobbi Diana Edwards, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
24901 Northwestern Highway; Suite 214
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Bobbi Edwards is a surgical dermatology specialist in Southfield, MI. She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Edwards include cancer screening, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and acne. Dr. Edwards is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Edwards obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital.

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All Interests: Cancer Screening, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Eczema, Botox Injection, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julia Greer works as a gastroenterologist. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. Dr. Greer honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Greer attended medical school at Russian State Medical University. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Ernesto Raul Drelichman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16001 W. Nine Mile Rd. Fisher; Building - 3rd Floor
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Ernesto Drelichman's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Macomb, MI. Patient ratings for Dr. Drelichman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Drelichman include cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Drelichman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit). He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Drelichman completed a residency program at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Dr. Takalub Robert Naman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
911 E 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Ted Naman works as an internist and general pediatrician. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naman honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Martha Mary Rumschlag, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 500
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Martha Rumschlag is a family medicine physician in South Lyon, MI and Southfield, MI. Dr. Rumschlag graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Rumschlag completed Dr. Rumschlag's residency training at Franklin Square Hospital Center. Dr. Rumschlag is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, alternative medicine, and preventive care. Dr. Rumschlag has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Rumschlag's patients. Dr. Rumschlag is an in-network provider for McLaren Health Plan, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rumschlag is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Lawrence Mark Eilender, MD
Specializes in Neurology
26400 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 170
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Lawrence Eilender specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Southfield, MI. Dr. Eilender's areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and neurological disorders. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Henry Ford Health System. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Eilender honors AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Alberto Julian Aviles, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
22250 Providence Drive; 300
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Alberto Aviles is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and body contouring. Dr. Aviles is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aviles accepts. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Aviles speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Souheil Saba is an adult cardiology specialist in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. Patients gave Dr. Saba an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Dr. Saba accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Dr. Saba (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Italian.

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Dr. Geoffrey J Gladstone, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2387 S. Linden; Suite A
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Geoffrey Gladstone specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Gladstone trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and collagen injections. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gladstone takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gladstone's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Genesys Health System, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit).

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Dr. Arkan S Naman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
911 E 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Greg Naman's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Ferndale, MI and Detroit, MI. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Naman include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Naman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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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