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 practices general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oppat include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Detroit VA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Oppat has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Pritham Reddy practices vascular surgery in Novi, MI, Southfield, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include stent placement (stenting), peripheral artery disease (PAD), and vascular ultrasound. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Reddy studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. Dr. Reddy's 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, Varicose Veins, Stent Placement, Carotid Artery ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tamer Boules specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Boules include stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boules obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. Julia Greer works as a gastroenterologist in Novi, MI and Southfield, MI. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Greer honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greer graduated from Russian State Medical University. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. She is conversant in Russian.

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

Dr. Ted Naman's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He practices in Detroit, MI, Ferndale, MI, and Livonia, MI. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He has indicated that his clinical interests include 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 studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naman accepts Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Naman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Naman include 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. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic.

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

Dr. Walter Cukrowski practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Southfield, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Livonia, MI. Dr. Cukrowski's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Hurley Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cukrowski honors. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Cukrowski's residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Ali Alsaadi's specialty is general internal medicine. He speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Alsaadi include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System. Before performing his residency at Providence Hospital, Dr. Alsaadi attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Geoffrey Gladstone's area of specialization is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Gladstone an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gladstone 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Dr. Gladstone attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Botox Injection, CO2 Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Higginbotham works as an orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Higginbotham include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Genesys Health System and St. John Providence Health System. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Higginbotham graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Markel's areas of clinical interest consist of knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. John Providence Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Aviles's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and body contouring. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Aviles honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He attended medical school at 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.

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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. His areas of expertise include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Soo accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. Dr. Soo trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Soo speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland 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 medicine physician. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Harris completed his residency training at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harris include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Harris is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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

Dr. George Blum specializes in general pediatrics. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, acne, and asthma. The average patient rating for Dr. Blum is 5.0 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blum honors. He is conversant in Hungarian. Dr. Blum is professionally affiliated with 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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Southfield, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marras include labor and delivery (childbirth), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Marras trained at Providence Hospital. Dr. Marras is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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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