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We found 176 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 is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Oppat is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. Dr. Oppat has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Detroit VA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Pritham Reddy is a physician who specializes in vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include stent placement (stenting), peripheral artery disease (PAD), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Telugu.

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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, who practices in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Commerce Township, MI, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Boules's areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Boules attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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

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

Dr. Ted Naman's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. His clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naman is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Naman completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following 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 sees patients in Southfield, MI and Livonia, MI. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Alsaadi include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Alsaadi completed his residency training at Providence Hospital. 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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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julia Greer is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Novi, MI and Southfield, MI. She graduated from Russian State Medical University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greer include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She speaks Russian. Her hospital/clinic 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 sees patients in Ferndale, MI and Detroit, MI. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. In his practice, Dr. Naman focuses on diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Naman is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Naman graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Walter Cukrowski specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Southfield, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Livonia, MI. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Cukrowski is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cukrowski studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Alberto Aviles' specialties are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He practices in Warren, MI, Novi, MI, and Southfield, MI. Dr. Aviles's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Aviles is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Angela Marras is a Southfield, MI physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Marras's areas of expertise include labor and delivery (childbirth), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence 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, who practices in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Brighton, MI, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Markel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Markel speaks French. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Nagashree Hanumantharaya Hanumanthatayappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 202
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Nagashree Chandrashekar specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Southfield, MI. In her practice, Dr. Chandrashekar focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Priority Health, and more. Before performing her residency at Providence Hospital, Dr. Chandrashekar attended Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Chandrashekar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Kannada and Hindi. Dr. Chandrashekar is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Women's Health Issues

Dr. William Brian Blessed, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
22255 Greenfield Road; Suite 350
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. William Blessed sees patients in Southfield, MI and Grand Blanc, MI. His medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Dr. Blessed graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital. His clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with 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. Dr. Soo speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. His clinical interests encompass spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Hospital and Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Botsford Hospital. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for his residency. Dr. Soo is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Soo accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Sean Harris is a family practice physician in Southfield, MI and Harrison Township, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Harris include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Musib Shafik Gappy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3161 Hilton Road
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Musib Gappy specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and preventive care. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Gappy completed his residency training at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. Dr. Gappy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Gappy's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital 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.