We found 91 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept TRICARE near Royal Oak, MI.

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

Dr. Tamer Boules' areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. These areas are among Dr. Boules's clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Boules attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Boules accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Varicose Veins, Stent Placement, Carotid Artery ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Oppat's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Oppat include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. Dr. Oppat's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Detroit VA Medical Center. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital, Dr. Oppat attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Thoracic Problems, Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laser Treatment, ... (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 education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Nolan's areas of expertise include leg ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nolan accepts. 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 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. Yuliya Serge Greer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 703
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Julia Greer practices adult gastroenterology. She speaks Russian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Greer include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. Dr. Greer's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. She attended Russian State Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Ted Naman sees patients in Detroit, MI, Ferndale, MI, and Livonia, MI. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Naman is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Naman performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic.

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Naman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, Cofinity, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks 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. 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. Dr. Markel is especially interested in knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Markel's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Soo takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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 following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Botsford 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 is a medical specialist in otology and neurotology. He has a special interest in hearing loss, dizziness, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sargent takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sargent is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is 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. Vilma S Drelichman, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
22301 Foster Winter Drive 2nd Floor; Suite 200
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Vilma Drelichman works as an adult infectious disease specialist. After attending National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Clinical interests for Dr. Drelichman include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and travel medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Drelichman is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gappy (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Gappy's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Gappy performed his residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jefferey Eric Michaelson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 200
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Jefferey Michaelson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Michaelson include knee problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Michaelson studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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

Dr. William Higginbotham's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Higginbotham attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Genesys Health System and St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. Bobbi Edwards sees patients in Southfield, MI. Her medical specialty is surgical dermatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Edwards is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Edwards include cancer screening, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and acne. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Henry Ford Hospital.

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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. Patients gave Dr. Machado an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Machado include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Machado attended medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine and Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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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