We found 218 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
22201 Moross Road; Suite 356
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Sanjay Batra's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Batra's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). Before completing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Batra attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Batra (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Hurley Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Luis Camero practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Roseville, MI. For his professional training, Dr. Camero completed residency programs at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Camero has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Youssef Rizk practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Detroit, MI and Clinton Township, MI. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, vascular ultrasound, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Rizk accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Botsford Hospital, Dr. Rizk attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rizk (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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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 specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Roseville, MI and Warren, MI. Before completing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Cardwell attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cardwell include lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. His professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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

Dr. Richard A Berg, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
23829 Little Mack; Suite 200
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Richard Berg's specialty is vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Berg is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Muthanna Louis is a specialist in hospital medicine (hospitalist). In addition to English, Dr. Louis (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Louis is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Louis attended medical school at Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Louis trained at Providence Hospital. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Juan Frontera practices urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Frontera include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and da vinci surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Sean Harris, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25990 Crocker Boulevard
Harrison Township, MI
 

Dr. Sean Harris is a family medicine physician. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Harris completed his residency training at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harris include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Harris is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. James A Brown, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
22151 Moross Road; Suite 234
Grosse Pointe, MI
 

Dr. James Brown, who practices in Detroit, MI, Chesterfield, MI, and Grosse Pointe, MI, is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contact dermatitis, and birthmark removal. Dr. Brown is rated highly by his patients. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Jerome E Seid, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
11885 E. 12 Mile Road; Suite 100a
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Jerome Seid is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Seid include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and palliative care. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seid honors. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Seid's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Alan F Cutler, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
19000 East 12 Mile Road; Suite 307
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Alan Cutler works as an adult gastroenterologist in Farmington, MI, Southfield, MI, and Warren, MI. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), holistic medicine, and peptic ulcer. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Cutler performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Pine Grove Avenue
Fraser, MI
 

Dr. Norbert Czajkowski is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Czajkowski's areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Czajkowski is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Detroit Receiving Hospital and Kresge Eye Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Czajkowski speaks Polish.

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Dr. Akash Rushikumar Sheth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
21000 E 12 Mile Road; Suite 112
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Akash Sheth practices general surgery. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Sheth's areas of expertise consist of breast surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Sheth accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Neurology
25195 Kelly Road; Suite B
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Alicia Lumley's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lumley include visual evoked potential test, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and auditory evoked potential test. Dr. Lumley honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Brian Anthony Barbish, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
18303 East 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Brian Barbish is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Roseville, MI and Clinton Township, MI. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Dr. Barbish attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, electrocardiogram (EKG), and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Barbish accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Jukaku Tayeb's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and kidney transplant. Dr. Tayeb takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Bon Secours Hospital and Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Tayeb attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Tayeb (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Kannada. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, St. John River District Hospital, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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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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