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We found 180 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 surgeon and vascular surgeon. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital, Dr. Oppat attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oppat include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. Patient reviews placed Dr. Oppat at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oppat takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is 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 medical specialist in vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include 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 takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Reddy 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 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 medical specialty is general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Naman include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Naman accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Naman's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Heart Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Mohammad Alsaadi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
26206 W. 12 Mile Road; Suite 105
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Ali Alsaadi works as a general internist in Southfield, MI and Livonia, MI. These areas are among Dr. Alsaadi's clinical interests: 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Alsaadi speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with 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 gastroenterologist. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and upper endoscopy. Dr. Greer is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Russian State Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Greer speaks Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Greg Naman's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He practices in Ferndale, MI and Detroit, MI. In addition to English, Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Naman completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Heart Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Walter Cukrowski is an ophthalmologist in Southfield, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Livonia, MI. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Cukrowski attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Cukrowski 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. David C Markel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26750 Providence Parkway; Suite 201
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. David Markel is an orthopedic surgeon in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Brighton, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Markel include knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Markel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in French.

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

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

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. His education and training includes medical school at Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Soo is especially interested in spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Soo is 3.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soo accepts. Dr. Soo has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Soo's professional affiliations include 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. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Harris average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Harris is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Harris takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Higginbotham's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Genesys Health System and St. John Providence Health System. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. Dr. Higginbotham takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Christian Machado's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Machado has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Machado takes. After attending CETEC University School of Medicine and Santo Domingo Institute of Technology for medical school, he completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Sircus specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI and West Bloomfield, MI. He speaks French. His clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sircus's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sircus is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Prosthetics, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alberto Aviles specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aviles include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated Dr. Aviles highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aviles honors. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Aviles trained at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
130 Town Center; Suite 200
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Eliya practices urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eliya include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Eliya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read 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.