We found 101 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept AARP near Novi, MI.

Dr. William Frank Oppat, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 405
Novi, 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 Parkway; Suite 405
Novi, 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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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Varicose Veins, Stent Placement, Carotid Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin David Nolan, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 405
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Kevin Nolan is a vascular surgery specialist in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of leg ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Dr. Nolan honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency.

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Dr. Teck-Mun Mun Soo, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 215
Novi, 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
Novi, 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
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 530
Novi, 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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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian J. Kolender, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
5807 West Maple Road; Suite 171
West Bloomfield Township, MI
 

Dr. Brian Kolender's specialties are general practice and preventive medicine. These areas are among Dr. Kolender's clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. The average patient rating for Dr. Kolender is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Michael J Redmond, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
16826 Newburgh Road
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Michael Redmond's specialty is surgical dermatology. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, holistic medicine, and rosacea. Dr. Redmond's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Laser Resurfacing, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janice M Spears, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 510
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Janice Fields practices adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fields include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Fields is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Carrie Fenton Fenton, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
39475 Lewis Drive; Suite 130
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Carrie Leff's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; she sees patients in Novi, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leff include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Henry Ford Health System. Before performing her residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Leff attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Bethany Bethany Clary, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
28455 Haggerty; Suite 100
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bethany Clary is a family medicine practitioner. Her areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. Dr. Clary is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Henry Ford Health System. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Providence Hospital. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Clary is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Souheil E Saba, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite C202
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Souheil Saba practices adult cardiology in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. Dr. Saba has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and angioplasty. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Saba attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Providence Hospital, Southfield. In addition to English, Dr. Saba (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Italian. Dr. Saba is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Rola S Bokhari-Panza I, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 310
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Rola Bokhari-Panza is a Novi, MI physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She has indicated that her clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Bokhari-Panza is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. She accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Bokhari-Panza (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Allergies, Food Allergy, Lung Problems, Rhinitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neetu Gandhi, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
39575 W 10 Mile Road; Suite 208
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Neetu Sharma specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharma include holistic medicine, kidney stones, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Anibal Drelichman, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
47601 Grand River; Suite 2 South
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Anibal Drelichman is an adult oncologist and medical oncologist in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Bingham Farms, MI. After completing medical school at National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at DMC Harper University Hospital. Dr. Drelichman has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Drelichman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Alberto Julian Aviles, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite B223
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Alberto Aviles practices plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery in Warren, MI, Novi, MI, and Southfield, MI. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Aviles's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and body contouring. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Aviles 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. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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