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
22151 Moross Road
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Sanjay Batra's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Batra's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. In addition to English, Dr. Batra (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Batra is professionally 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, who practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Roseville, MI, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Camero trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Camero'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. Richard Albin Berg, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
23829 Little Mack; Suite 200
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Richard Berg works as a vascular surgeon. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include 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. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Berg attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rizk trained at Botsford Hospital for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Rizk (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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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Invasive Procedures, Ultrasound, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Cardwell specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. Dr. Cardwell accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Cardwell's hospital/clinic 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. Juan Rene Frontera-Castillo, MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 E 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Juan Frontera is an urologist in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Utica, MI, and Rochester, MI. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Frontera focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and da vinci surgery. Dr. Frontera's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Frontera obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Jukaku Tayeb's medical specialty is adult nephrology. His clinical interests encompass kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and kidney transplant. His professional affiliations include Centura Health, St. John River District Hospital, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Dr. Tayeb accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Tayeb's education and training includes medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and residency at Bon Secours Hospital and Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Tayeb (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Kannada.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13251 East 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Sami Asmar's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Asmar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Asmar include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. Dr. Asmar is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. Before completing his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center, Dr. Asmar attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Asmar an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

Dr. Muthanna Louis is a hospitalist. Clinical interests for Dr. Louis include 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. After attending Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Louis completed his residency training at Providence Hospital. Dr. Louis (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Derek Hill practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hill average 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, knee replacement, and hip surgery. Dr. Hill's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. Dr. Hill speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Michael Dural Castillo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
25910 Kelly Road; Suite B
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Michael Castillo specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Shelby Township, MI, East China, MI, and Roseville, MI. These areas are among Dr. Castillo's clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), heart problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Castillo attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He completed his residency training at DMC Harper University Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
Fraser, MI
 

Dr. Judith Schartenberg specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Schartenberg attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schartenberg include glaucoma, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. She is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Alberto Julian Aviles, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
11900 E 12 Mile Road; Suite 308
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Alberto Aviles' medical specialty is plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Aviles's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and body contouring. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Aviles's professional affiliations include St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Robert Provenzano, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18001 10 Mile Road; Suite 1
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Robert Provenzano is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Provenzano include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Provenzano's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). Before completing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Provenzano attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Provenzano has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Centura Health, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and St. John's Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hypertension, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

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