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We found 221 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Humana near Roseville, MI.

Dr. Sanjay Batra, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
22151 Moross Road
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Sanjay Batra's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Detroit, MI, Flint, MI, and Port Huron, MI. Dr. Batra (or staff) speaks Hindi. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and heart surgery. Dr. Batra's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Hurley Medical Center. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Batra trained at MetroHealth Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Batra average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Batra accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP).

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Surgery

Dr. Luis Gabriel Camero, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
25810 Kelly Road; Suite 1
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Luis Camero, who practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Roseville, MI, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Camero's areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Camero is conversant in Spanish. 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. Richard Albin Berg, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
23829 Little Mack; Suite 200
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Richard Berg's area of specialization is vascular surgery. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Berg accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Youssef Said Rizk, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
22201 Moross Road; Suite 150
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Youssef Rizk specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Detroit, MI and Clinton Township, MI. Dr. Rizk (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. Rizk has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and vascular disease. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. Before performing his residency at Botsford Hospital, Dr. Rizk attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
25599 Kelly Road; Suite A
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Claude Lees is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in Roseville, MI. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and heart surgery. Dr. Lees honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Lees attended the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. Dr. Lees speaks French. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Heart Surgery

Dr. Robert John Cardwell, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
25599 Kelly Road; Suite A
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Robert Cardwell is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon in Roseville, MI and Warren, MI. He has a special interest in lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. Dr. Cardwell's professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Cardwell attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Cardwell is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Carotid Artery Surgery, Venous Disease, Lung Cancer

Dr. Juan Rene Frontera-Castillo, MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 E 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Juan Frontera's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, kidney problems, and da vinci surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Frontera attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Frontera's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Sami Elias Al Assmar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13251 E 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Sami Asmar's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Asmar (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. These areas are among Dr. Asmar's clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Dr. Asmar's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Dr. William Kemp Johnston III, MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 E 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. William Johnston is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Johnston's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnston takes. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Dr. Derek Lyn Hill, DO
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
11446 E 13 Mile Road; Suite C
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Derek Hill's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hill completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, knee replacement, and hip surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hill accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Jukaku Shamsuddin Mohamed Tayeb, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18001 E 10 Mile Road; Suite 1
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Jukaku Tayeb specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Tayeb's professional affiliations include Centura Health, St. John River District Hospital, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Tayeb trained at Bon Secours Hospital and Beaumont Hospitals for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Tayeb (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Kannada.

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Dr. Laris Edgar Galejs, MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Laris Galejs' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Galejs honors Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. He is conversant in Latvian. Dr. Galejs is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital.

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Dr. Valal Koruthu George, MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 E 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Valal George specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Utica, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. George include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and kidney problems. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. George completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. George (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Dharti Sheth Zelmanski, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
21000 12 Mile Road; Suite 112
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Dharti Sheth works as a general surgeon in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Shelby Township, MI. These areas are among Dr. Sheth's clinical interests: breast surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery. She is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Sheth completed her residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Sheth (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Dr. Nicolas Atif Marsheh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13251 E 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Nicolas Marsheh's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Marsheh attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Providence Hospital. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, electrocardiogram (EKG), and preventive care. Dr. Marsheh is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and AARP. Dr. Marsheh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Muthanna Louis Louis, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
17717 Masonic Boulevard
Fraser, MI
 

Dr. Muthanna Louis works as a hospitalist in Fraser, MI, Sterling Heights, MI, and Detroit, MI. He is a graduate of Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital's residency program. In his practice, Dr. Louis focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Louis (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) 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.