We found 171 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's area of specialization is vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include stent placement (stenting), peripheral artery disease (PAD), and vascular ultrasound. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Dr. Reddy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Reddy speaks Telugu.

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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 specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Southfield, MI, Detroit, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. On average, patients gave Dr. Oppat a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. Dr. Oppat has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Other
26850 Providence Drive; Suite 405
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Tamer Boules, who practices in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Commerce Township, MI, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boules include stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boules honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Boules attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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

Dr. William Higginbotham is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Higginbotham honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Genesys Health System.

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

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo sees patients in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soo include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Soo's professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Dr. Soo accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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

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

Dr. Julia Greer specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Greer is conversant in Russian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Greer include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. She is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Greer attended medical school at Russian State Medical University. She takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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 sees patients in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Macomb, MI. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Dr. Drelichman's areas of expertise include cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Drelichman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), Medicare Advantage, and more. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. 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), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He takes Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, Cofinity, and more. Dr. Naman's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic.

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

Dr. Greg Naman is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Naman include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Naman attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Naman (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Naman's 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. Bobbi Diana Edwards, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
24901 Northwestern Highway; Suite 214
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Bobbi Edwards is a physician who specializes in surgical dermatology. Her clinical interests include cancer screening, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and acne. Dr. Edwards's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Edwards attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

Dr. Geoffrey Gladstone is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He works in Southfield, MI, Saint Clair Shores, MI, and Rochester, MI. Dr. Gladstone is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and collagen injections. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Genesys Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Patient ratings for Dr. Gladstone average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gladstone is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Dr. George L Blum, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
31500 Telegraph Road; Suite 105
Bingham Farms, MI
 

Dr. George Blum works as a general pediatrician. Patient ratings for Dr. Blum average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, acne, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, he speaks Hungarian. Dr. Blum's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Acne, Skin Issues, Spirometry, General Care, Asthma

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

Dr. George Murakawa, who practices in Troy, MI, is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology. Dr. Murakawa attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: birthmark removal, rosacea, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Japanese. Dr. Murakawa is affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Dr. Alsaadi is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Milton J Stern
Specializes in Podiatry
29355 Northwestern Highway; Suite 110
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Milton Stern works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Southfield, MI. His areas of expertise include holistic medicine, diabetic foot ulcers, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stern has received the distinction of Board Certified with American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Stern is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
31500 Telegraph; Suite 100
Bingham Farms, MI
 

Dr. Barry Feldman's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feldman include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and holistic medicine. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Feldman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Henry Ford 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.

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