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We found 167 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Cigna near Walled Lake, MI.

Dr. William Frank Oppat, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1 William Carls Drive; Suite 230
Commerce Township, MI
 

Dr. William Oppat is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital, Dr. Oppat attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oppat include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. Patient reviews placed Dr. Oppat at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oppat takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He 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
1 William Carols Drive; Suite 230
Commerce Township, MI
 

Dr. Tamer Boules is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Kevin Nolan's specialty is vascular surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in leg ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Nolan is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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).

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Yuliya Serge Greer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 350
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Julia Greer is an adult gastroenterologist. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and upper endoscopy. Dr. Greer is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Russian State Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Greer speaks Russian. Her 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, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. William Kemp Johnston III, MD
Specializes in Urology
25500 Meadowbrook Road; Suite 225
Novi, MI
 

Dr. William Johnston is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Johnston's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnston takes. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bethany Bethany Clary, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
28455 Haggerty; Suite 100
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bethany Clary specializes in family medicine and practices in Novi, MI. Patient reviews placed Dr. Clary at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clary accepts. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Providence Hospital for residency. Dr. Clary's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Women's Health Issues, General Care

Dr. Laris Edgar Galejs, MD
Specializes in Urology
620 Byron Road; Suite 1201
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Laris Galejs' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Galejs honors Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. He is conversant in Latvian. Dr. Galejs is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janice Marie Spears, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 510
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Janice Fields is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Fields average 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fields include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She honors Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Fields's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Suzan Mokhayesh Mokhayesh, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2300 Haggerty Road; Suite 2140
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Suzan Syed's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Syed attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at The Toledo Hospital. She has indicated that her clinical interests include holistic medicine and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Syed has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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All Interests: Holistic Medicine, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Alternative Medicine

Dr. Rola S Bokhari-Panza I, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 310
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Rola Bokhari-Panza works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Bokhari-Panza (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Bokhari-Panza include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Dr. Bokhari-Panza is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Bokhari-Panza a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Allergies, Food Allergy, Lung Problems, Rhinitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David C Markel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26750 Providence Parkway; Suite 200
Novi, MI
 

Dr. David Markel is an orthopedic surgeon in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Brighton, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Markel include knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Markel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in French.

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Dr. Hanna Michel El-Khouri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
18181 Oakwood Boulevard; Suite 205
West Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Hanna Khouri's specialty is pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of newborn care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and fetal echocardiography. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khouri honors. Dr. Khouri's education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Garden City Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. His education and training includes medical school at Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Soo is especially interested in spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Soo is 3.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soo accepts. Dr. Soo has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Soo's professional affiliations include 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. Srikar T Reddy, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
51619 Ten Mile Road; 4-serve Family Medicine
South Lyon, MI
 

Dr. Srikar Reddy's area of specialization is family medicine. He speaks French. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise include anti-aging, behavioral medicine, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System. He attended Saba University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. He takes Amerigroup, AARP, Cofinity, and more.

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Dr. Daniel Marc Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
39475 Lewis Drive; Suite 130
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Daniel Rosenberg's medical specialty is general internal medicine and general pediatrics. These areas are among Dr. Rosenberg's clinical interests: newborn care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Botsford Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Christian Eugenio Machado, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite C202
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Christian Machado's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Machado has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Machado takes. After attending CETEC University School of Medicine and Santo Domingo Institute of Technology for medical school, he completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. 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.