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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Frontera's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and da vinci surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Frontera speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus, and Henry Ford Health System.

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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 radiation oncology specialist in Grosse Pointe, MI, Rochester, MI, and Warren, MI. Dr. Browne's clinical interests encompass holistic medicine, nutrition counseling, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Browne trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Browne (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus.

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

Dr. Christopher Provenzano's medical specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Provenzano takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Provenzano's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from 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 areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive cardiology. Dr. Weldon is in-network for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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

Dr. David Butcher, who practices in Utica, MI and Detroit, MI, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and electrocardiogram (EKG). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Butcher is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Butcher trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for his residency. His professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Guz include female urologic disorders and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Gosselin's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and echocardiogram (echo). He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gosselin's medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital.

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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' specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Madison Heights, MI and Troy, MI. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, heart problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Langnas at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus and 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Mosul College of Medicine and performed her residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Her areas of expertise include the following: pap test, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Razoky accepts Aetna EPO, Amerigroup, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Razoky (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Arabic, and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. Her professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals 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 specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Macomb, MI. His areas of expertise include heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Dr. Kawa honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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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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