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

Dr. Kevin Nolan practices vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include leg ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Nolan accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is professionally affiliated with 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 works as a general practitioner and preventive medicine specialist. In Dr. Kolender's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Kolender attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. Yuliya Serge Greer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 703
Novi, 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. Bethany Bethany Clary, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
28455 Haggerty; Suite 100
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bethany Clary specializes in family medicine and practices in Novi, MI. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Clary completed a residency program at Providence Hospital. Her areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Clary a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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

Dr. Alberto Julian Aviles, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite B223
Novi, 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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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
37595 Seven Mile Road; Suite 320
W. Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tulin-Silver is an allergist and immunologist in West Bloomfield, MI and Livonia, MI. Dr. Tulin-Silver graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is especially interested in drug allergy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and asthma. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tulin-Silver accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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

Dr. Janice Fields specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Farmington, MI, Warren, MI, and Novi, MI. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Fields's practice, she is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity. Dr. Fields attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with 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 physician who specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Bokhari-Panza's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Bokhari-Panza attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Bokhari-Panza (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and 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'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. Srikar T Reddy, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
51619 Ten Mile Road; 4-serve Family Medicine
South Lyon, MI
 

Dr. Srikar Reddy specializes in family medicine and practices in South Lyon, MI and Brighton, MI. His areas of expertise consist of anti-aging, behavioral medicine, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Reddy's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System. He honors Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Saba University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy speaks French.

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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 areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Macomb, MI. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. These areas are among Dr. Drelichman's clinical interests: cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Providence Hospital, Southfield for his residency. Dr. Drelichman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and Medicare Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drelichman takes.

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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 is a general internist and pediatrician in Novi, MI. On average, patients gave Dr. Rosenberg a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenberg include newborn care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Rosenberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Lisa Evette Harston-Ledoux, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
37595 7 Mile Road; Suite 210
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Lisa Harston-Ledoux is an internist. Dr. Harston-Ledoux is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Harston-Ledoux completed a residency program at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Harston-Ledoux focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and general care. Dr. Harston-Ledoux's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia, St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System.

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

Dr. Christian Eugenio Machado, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite C202
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Christian Machado is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Machado include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Dr. Machado is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Machado accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine and Santo Domingo Institute of Technology and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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.