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We found 95 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept TRICARE near Royal Oak, MI.

Dr. William Frank Oppat, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 405
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. William Oppat's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Southfield, MI, Detroit, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. Dr. Oppat's areas of expertise include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Detroit VA Medical Center. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oppat accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Oppat has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Thoracic Problems, Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tamer Nady Boules, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
26850 Providence Drive; Suite 405
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Tamer Boules is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boules include stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Boules completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Kevin Nolan is a specialist in vascular surgery. His areas of expertise consist of leg ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Nolan attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for his residency. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert John Cardwell, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3272 E. 12 Mile Road; Suite 102
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Robert Cardwell is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Roseville, MI and Warren, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardwell include lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. Dr. Cardwell's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. 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.

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

Dr. Takalub Robert Naman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Ted Naman practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics. These areas are among Dr. Naman's clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naman takes. Dr. Naman is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He 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, Hypertension, Weight Loss, Heart Problems, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yuliya Serge Greer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 703
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Julia Greer's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at Russian State Medical University. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for her residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Greer include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Dr. Greer accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She speaks Russian. Her professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Arkon Steve Naman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Greg Naman practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Ferndale, MI and Detroit, MI. Dr. Naman (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Patients gave Dr. Naman an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, Cofinity, and more.

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Dr. Eric Winslow Sargent, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
3555 West 13 Mile; Suite N210
Royal Oak, MI
 

Dr. Eric Sargent's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Dr. Sargent has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sargent include hearing loss, dizziness, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include St. John Hospital and Medical Center and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Sargent attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Dizziness, Hearing Loss, Cochlear Implant

Dr. Teck-Mun Mun Soo, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 215
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo's area of specialization is neurosurgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Soo a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Soo include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Botsford Hospital. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soo accepts. After attending Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine, Dr. Soo completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Spinal Cord Injuries, Spine Surgery Procedures, X-Rays

Dr. David C Markel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26750 Providence Parkway; Suite 201
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. David Markel's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Markel include knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Markel takes. Dr. Markel graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Markel speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Christian Eugenio Machado, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 705
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Christian Machado is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Machado's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended CETEC University School of Medicine and Santo Domingo Institute of Technology and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Machado is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Scott I Sircus, MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 12 Mile Road; Suite 200
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Scott Sircus is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Saint Clair Shores, MI and West Bloomfield, MI. He is conversant in French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sircus include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sircus is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Sircus has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sircus honors.

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All Interests: Prosthetics, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ted H Schwartzenfeld, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
27483 Dequindre Road; Suite 201
Madison Heights, MI
 

Dr. Ted Schwartzenfeld's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartzenfeld include bell's palsy, eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Liposuction, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Higginbotham III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26750 Providence Parkway; Suite 200
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. William Higginbotham is an orthopedic surgeon in Southfield, MI and Brighton, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Higginbotham graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Roderick Claybrooks, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11900 E. 12 Mile Road; Suite 206
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Roderick Claybrooks' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Claybrooks's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and spinal pain. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Claybrooks accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fadi Antwan Eliya, MD
Specializes in Urology
130 Town Center; Suite 200
Troy, MI
 

Dr. Fadi Eliya works as an urologist in Livonia, MI, West Bloomfield, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eliya include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Eliya (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Eliya is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital.

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

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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.