We found 175 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 specialty is vascular surgery. He speaks Telugu. These areas are among Dr. Reddy's clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), peripheral artery disease (PAD), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Reddy graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors.

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

Dr. Tamer Boules' areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. These areas are among Dr. Boules's clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Boules attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Boules accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Oppat include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. Dr. Oppat's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Detroit VA Medical Center. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital, Dr. Oppat attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Julia Greer practices adult gastroenterology. She speaks Russian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Greer include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. Dr. Greer's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. She attended Russian State Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Ted Naman sees patients in Detroit, MI, Ferndale, MI, and Livonia, MI. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Naman is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Naman performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Naman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, Cofinity, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks 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. Walter John Cukrowski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
14555 Levan Road; Suite E101
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Walter Cukrowski is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Southfield, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Livonia, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Cukrowski include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Cukrowski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Cukrowski is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Hurley Medical Center.

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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 an internist in Southfield, MI and Livonia, MI. He speaks Arabic. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Alsaadi's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia, Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. He attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Alsaadi accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 physician who specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and collagen injections. Dr. Gladstone accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Dr. Gladstone speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Genesys Health System.

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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. Dr. Markel is especially interested in knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Markel's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. John Providence Health System.

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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' medical specialty is plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Aviles's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and body contouring. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Aviles's professional affiliations include St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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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 him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Soo takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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 following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with 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. George L Blum, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
31500 Telegraph Road; Suite 105
Bingham Farms, MI
 

Dr. George Blum's specialty is general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Blum's areas of expertise include 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. Dr. Blum studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in Hungarian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System.

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

Dr. Angela Unitis Unitis, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 408
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Angela Marras' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Marras include labor and delivery (childbirth), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marras accepts. Before completing her residency at Providence Hospital, Dr. Marras attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. George Murakawa's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology, dermatological immunology, and dermatopathology; he sees patients in Troy, MI. Dr. Murakawa attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). These areas are among his clinical interests: birthmark removal, rosacea, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Murakawa takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is conversant in Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Edward Adeed Yousif, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 250
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Edward Yousif is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Yousif is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, gastroscopy, and stomach problems. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yousif is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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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