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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 medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Oppat completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oppat include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Oppat has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Oppat is 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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Boules is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. His hospital/clinic 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 specializes in vascular surgery. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. He is especially interested in leg ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Nolan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally 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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His 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. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardwell honors. Dr. Cardwell graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his 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. 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. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His clinical interests encompass 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 obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naman takes.

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

Dr. Julia Greer is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Dr. Greer honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Russian State Medical University, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. She is conversant in Russian. She is professionally affiliated with 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 is an internist and pediatrician. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Naman is especially interested in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine 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 Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Naman is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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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 attended medical school at Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for his residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Soo has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soo accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Soo speaks 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's area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Dr. Sargent attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of hearing loss, dizziness, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Sargent's professional affiliations include 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Markel's areas of expertise consist of knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. John Providence Health System. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Markel takes. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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

Dr. William Higginbotham sees patients in Southfield, MI and Brighton, MI. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Higginbotham accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. He is 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 medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient ratings for Dr. Machado average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Dr. Machado accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine and Santo Domingo Institute of Technology, he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. 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 is conversant in French. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), prosthetics, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Sircus's professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sircus takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Fadi Eliya practices urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Eliya's training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), cryotherapy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Eliya (or staff) is conversant in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Dr. Eliya's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Roderick Claybrooks specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Southfield, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Novi, MI. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Clinical interests for Dr. Claybrooks include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and spinal pain. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Taylor, Botsford Hospital, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Ted Schwartzenfeld specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy and practices in Madison Heights, MI, Farmington, MI, and Warren, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Schwartzenfeld honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Schwartzenfeld's professional affiliations include 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)

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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.