We found 10 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Railroad Medicare near Utica, MI.

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Dr. Juan Rene Frontera-Castillo, MD
Specializes in Urology
11051 Hall Road; Suite 200
Utica, MI
 

Dr. Juan Frontera's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Frontera's areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and da vinci surgery. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frontera takes. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Frontera's residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, X-Rays, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Cynthia Holland Browne, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 103
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Cynthia Browne is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Rochester, MI, Grosse Pointe, MI, and Warren, MI. Dr. Browne (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Her areas of expertise include holistic medicine, nutrition counseling, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Browne attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
11900 E. 12 Mile Road; Suite 205
Shelby Twp, MI
 

Dr. Christopher Provenzano, who practices in Shelby Township, MI, Warren, MI, and East China, MI, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Provenzano's areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. He is affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Provenzano is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Clifford L Weldon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
43200 Dequindre Road; Suite 105
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Clifford Weldon practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at CETEC University School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dr. Weldon's medical residency was performed at Orlando Regional Medical Center. His clinical interests include heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive cardiology. He honors AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Weldon is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Anthony J Kawa, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
46591 Romeo Plank Road; Suite 133
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Anthony Kawa works as an adult cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kawa include heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Dr. Kawa honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. David Bryan Butcher, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
45640 Schoenherr Road
Utica, MI
 

Dr. David Butcher is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Butcher include kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and electrocardiogram (EKG). He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Butcher completed a residency program at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Butcher's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Dr. Gary B Langnas, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
44199 Dequinre; Suite 518
Madison Heights, MI
 

Dr. Gary Langnas' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Madison Heights, MI and Troy, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, heart problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave Dr. Langnas an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Langnas is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, X-Rays

Dr. Bnan A Razoky, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
34764 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Bnan Razoky works as an internist and geriatrician in West Bloomfield, MI and Sterling Heights, MI. Her clinical interests include pap test, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Razoky is in-network for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, Cofinity, and more. She attended the University of Mosul College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Razoky (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Arabic, and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. Dr. Razoky is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Brian V Guz, MD
Specializes in Urology
11051 Hall Road; Suite 200
Utica, MI
 

Dr. Brian Guz is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Guz's areas of expertise include the following: female urologic disorders and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Hospital and Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Henry Ford Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Guz's residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Female Urologic Disorders

Dr. Marc Oliver Gosselin, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
46591 Romeo Plank Road; Suite 133
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Marc Gosselin is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Gosselin's areas of expertise include heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and echocardiogram (echo). He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Gosselin is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and 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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