We found 100 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept AARP near Novi, MI.

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

Dr. Tamer Boules is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. Dr. Boules's areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. William Frank Oppat, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 405
Novi, MI
 

Dr. William Oppat is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Detroit VA Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital, Dr. Oppat attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Oppat is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Thoracic Problems, Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laser Treatment, ... (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. These areas are among Dr. Nolan's clinical interests: leg ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Nolan attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. Julia Greer specializes in adult gastroenterology. She attended Russian State Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Her areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. Dr. Greer takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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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. He practices in West Bloomfield, MI and West Bloomfield Township, MI. He is especially interested in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kolender is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kolender is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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

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

Dr. Janice Fields specializes in adult gastroenterology. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Fields's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fields is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, AARP, Cofinity, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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 is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Bokhari-Panza's clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Her professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. She takes AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Bokhari-Panza completed her residency training at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Bokhari-Panza (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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

Dr. Bethany Clary is a family medicine practitioner in Novi, MI. In her practice, Dr. Clary focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System. Before completing her residency at Providence Hospital, Dr. Clary attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

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. Dr. Aviles's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aviles include 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. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency 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
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo is a neurosurgery specialist in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Dearborn, MI. After attending Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine, Dr. Soo completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soo include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Soo takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic 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. Edward Adeed Yousif, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 510
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Edward Yousif's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yousif include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, gastroscopy, and stomach problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Yousif is in-network for AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Yousif speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
37595 Seven Mile Road; Suite 320
W. Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tulin-Silver is a specialist in adult allergy & immunology. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tulin-Silver include drug allergy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and asthma. Dr. Tulin-Silver is rated highly by his patients. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tulin-Silver honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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Dr. Vilma S Drelichman, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite 2s
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Vilma Drelichman is an adult infectious disease specialist in Southfield, MI, Bingham Farms, MI, and Novi, MI. Dr. Drelichman's areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and travel medicine. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drelichman takes. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Drelichman attended medical school at National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences. She has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Travel Medicine, X-Rays

Dr. Roberto Mauro Gamarra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 510
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Roberto Gamarra, who practices in South Lyon, MI, Farmington, MI, and Novi, MI, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Gamarra accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gamarra trained at Providence Hospital. Dr. Gamarra (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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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's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Drelichman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and Medicare Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drelichman attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Daniel Marc Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
39475 Lewis Drive; Suite 130
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Daniel Rosenberg practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Rosenberg's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, general care, and ultrasound (sonogram). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenberg is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence 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.

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