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 practices general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oppat include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Detroit VA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Oppat has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Tamer Boules specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Boules include stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boules obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His professional affiliations include 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. Kevin David Nolan, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 405
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Kevin Nolan's specialty is vascular surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Nolan attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: leg ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Nolan honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. Julia Greer works as a gastroenterologist in Novi, MI and Southfield, MI. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Greer honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greer graduated from Russian State Medical University. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. She is conversant in Russian.

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

Dr. Ted Naman's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He practices in Detroit, MI, Ferndale, MI, and Livonia, MI. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He has indicated that his clinical interests include 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 studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naman accepts Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Greg Naman's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Naman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Naman include 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. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic.

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

Dr. William Higginbotham works as an orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Higginbotham include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Genesys Health System and St. John Providence Health System. He honors 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.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Knee Pain, Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Markel practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Markel's areas of clinical interest consist of knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. John Providence Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo practices neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Soo accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. Dr. Soo trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Soo speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Eric Sargent's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. His areas of expertise include hearing loss, dizziness, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sargent has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sargent honors. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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 is an adult infectious disease specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and travel medicine. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center. She attended medical school at National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Drelichman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drelichman honors. She has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Musib Gappy is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and echocardiogram (echo). He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gappy's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Gappy (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Echocardiogram, Endocrine Diseases, X-Rays

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

Dr. Mark Rubinstein is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Rubinstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rubinstein's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rubinstein studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency.

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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. Her clinical interests include cancer screening, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and acne. Dr. Edwards's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Edwards is affiliated with 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 cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. In Dr. Machado's practice, he is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of CETEC University School of Medicine and Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Machado speaks Spanish. Dr. Machado is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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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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