We found 55 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan near Plymouth, MI.

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Dr. Walter John Cukrowski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
14555 Levan Road; Suite E-101
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Walter Cukrowski is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Southfield, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Livonia, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Cukrowski include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Cukrowski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Cukrowski is professionally 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. Ambujam R Krishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
15140 Levan Road; Suite 40
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Ambujam Krishnan works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Livonia, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krishnan include leukemia, lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krishnan attended Gandhi Medical College and Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center for residency. Dr. Krishnan (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Providence Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Krishnan's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Ali Mohammad Alsaadi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17876 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Ali Alsaadi is an internist in Southfield, MI and Livonia, MI. He speaks Arabic. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Alsaadi's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia, Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. He attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Alsaadi accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. William Kemp Johnston III, MD
Specializes in Urology
14800 Farmington Road; Suite 103
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. William Johnston practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Novi, MI, Livonia, MI, and Howell, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnston include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnston accepts. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Johnston is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laris Edgar Galejs, MD
Specializes in Urology
14800 Farmington Road; Suite 103
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Laris Galejs is an urologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Galejs's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital. He takes Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Galejs speaks Latvian.

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Dr. Harvey L Leo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1600 S Canton Center Road
Canton, MI
 

Dr. Harvey Leo practices pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Leo's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leo include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, bronchoscopy, and asthma. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for his residency. Dr. Leo speaks Cantonese. Dr. Leo is affiliated with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, St. John Providence Health System, and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Eczema, Bronchoscopy, Allergies, Food Allergy, Asthma

Dr. Anna Yulyevna Babushkina, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36622 5 Mile Road; Suite 101
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Anna Babushkina practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Warren, MI and Livonia, MI. Dr. Babushkina's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, joint injections, and arthritis. Her professional affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. She takes AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Babushkina completed a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Babushkina (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alison Kay Granados, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
15474 Haggerty Road
Plymouth, MI
 

Dr. Alison Granados is an adult infectious disease specialist. Her clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Granados is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Gregory Victor McIntosh, MD, DO
Specializes in Urology
14800 Farmington Road; Suite 108
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Gregory McIntosh is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Macomb, MI, Livonia, MI, and Novi, MI. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. McIntosh is affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital and Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
37595 7 Mile Road; Suite 320
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tulin-Silver's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Tulin-Silver's clinical interests include drug allergy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and asthma. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Tulin-Silver's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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

Dr. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
14800 Farmington Road; Suite 103
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Eliya is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Livonia, MI, West Bloomfield, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. Dr. Eliya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital. Dr. Eliya studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kevin G Deighton, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
37595 7 Mile Road; Suite 210
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Kevin Deighton is a family practitioner in Livonia, MI and Brighton, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Deighton include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Providence Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Michael Redmond is a specialist in surgical dermatology. He works in Livonia, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: contact dermatitis, holistic medicine, and rosacea. Dr. Redmond is rated highly by his patients. He accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Redmond is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Farid Jano, MD
Specializes in Urology
20200 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Farid Jano specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jano include cancer surgery, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and prosthetics. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Jano is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital for his residency. Dr. Jano is conversant in Arabic.

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Dr. Nasser Taghavi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
522 W. Commerce
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Nasser Taghavi practices general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in substance abuse, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and ultrasound (sonogram). The average patient rating for Dr. Taghavi is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Providence Hospital and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Taghavi speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
37595 7 Mile Road; Suite 210
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Jacqueline Appiah is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Appiah include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia, St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford 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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