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We found 92 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 is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Oppat is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. Dr. Oppat has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Detroit VA Medical Center.

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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, who practices in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Commerce Township, MI, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Boules's areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Boules attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Varicose Veins, Stent Placement, Carotid Artery ... (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 specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Cardwell's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. His professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo.

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

Dr. Kevin David Nolan, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 405
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Kevin Nolan practices vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include leg ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Nolan accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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

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

Dr. Ted Naman's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. His clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naman is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Naman completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following 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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Dr. Yuliya Serge Greer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 703
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Julia Greer is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Novi, MI and Southfield, MI. She graduated from Russian State Medical University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greer include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She speaks Russian. Her hospital/clinic 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 sees patients in Ferndale, MI and Detroit, MI. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. In his practice, Dr. Naman focuses on diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Naman is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Naman graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an otologist and neurotologist in Farmington, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Saint Clair Shores, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sargent include hearing loss, dizziness, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sargent average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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

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

Dr. David Markel, who practices in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Brighton, MI, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Markel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Markel speaks French. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. John Providence Health System.

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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. Dr. Soo speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. His clinical interests encompass spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Hospital and Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Botsford Hospital. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for his residency. Dr. Soo is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Soo accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Musib Shafik Gappy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3161 Hilton Road
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Musib Gappy specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and preventive care. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Gappy completed his residency training at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. Dr. Gappy (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Gappy's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Preventive Care, Echocardiogram, Endocrine ... (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. Dr. Higginbotham takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. He is professionally affiliated with Genesys Health System 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 a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Machado include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Dr. Machado is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Machado accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine and Santo Domingo Institute of Technology and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Scott Sircus practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sircus speaks French. His clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sircus accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
23411 John R Road
Hazel Park, MI
 

Dr. Iyad Alosachie's specialty is general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at Providence Hospital, Dr. Alosachie attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. In Dr. Alosachie's practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and general care. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alosachie (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Arabic, and French. His professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Michael John Jacobs, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 700
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Michael Jacobs specializes in general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacobs is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacobs's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and thyroid surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Providence Hospital for residency. Dr. Jacobs has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Jacobs (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with 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.