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

Dr. William Oppat is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. Patient reviews placed Dr. Oppat at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Oppat completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Detroit VA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Kevin Nolan is a vascular surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: leg ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Nolan takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He 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 professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

Dr. Tamer Boules works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Dr. Boules's clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Boules attended the University of Michigan Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. Dr. Cardwell's areas of expertise include lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Cardwell's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit).

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

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

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo practices neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Soo include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Patients gave Dr. Soo an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Soo attended medical school at Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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

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

Dr. William Higginbotham is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Brighton, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Higginbotham include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Genesys Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System for residency. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Higginbotham honors.

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Dr. Bobbi Diana Edwards, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
24901 Northwestern Highway; Suite 214
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Bobbi Edwards is a surgical dermatology specialist in Southfield, MI. She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Edwards include cancer screening, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and acne. Dr. Edwards is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Edwards obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital.

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All Interests: Cancer Screening, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Eczema, Botox Injection, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julia Greer works as a gastroenterologist. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. Dr. Greer honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Greer attended medical school at Russian State Medical University. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Takalub Robert Naman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
911 E 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Ted Naman works as an internist and general pediatrician. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naman honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Arkan S Naman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
911 E 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Greg Naman's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Ferndale, MI and Detroit, MI. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Naman include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Naman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Harvey Mark Lefkowitz
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
641 W 9 Mile Road; Suite A
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Harvey Lefkowitz's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among Dr. Lefkowitz's clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, foot reconstruction, and growth plate injuries. The average patient rating for Dr. Lefkowitz is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Dr. Lefkowitz (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, German, and Yiddish. Dr. Lefkowitz's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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All Interests: Foot Surgery, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Surgery, Ankle Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann Marie P Palaganas, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
26393 Dequindre Road
Madison Heights, MI
 

Dr. Ann Palaganas specializes in family medicine. Dr. Palaganas's clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palaganas honors.

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Dr. Vilma S Drelichman, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
22301 Foster Winter Drive 2nd Floor; Suite 200
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Vilma Drelichman's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Her areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and travel medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Drelichman attended National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Drelichman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Travel Medicine, X-Rays

Specializes in Ophthalmology
14555 Levan; Suite E-101
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Mark Rubinstein's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rubinstein's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Patient ratings for Dr. Rubinstein average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Implant Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Stefano Matthew Militello
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
3701 E. 13 Mile Road
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Stefano Militello works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. For his residency, Dr. Militello trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, cryosurgery, and laser surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Militello takes. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cryosurgery, Laser Surgery, X-Rays

Dr. Paul Alan Benson, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1964 West 11 Mile Road; Suite 1
Berkley, MI
 

Dr. Paul Benson works as a family practitioner. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Benson has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and HIV/AIDS. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus. Dr. Benson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, HIV/AIDS, X-Rays

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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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