We found 165 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Oppat at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John Providence Health System, and Detroit VA Medical Center. Dr. Oppat takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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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 practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boules include stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Kevin Nolan's area of specialization is vascular surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in leg ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nolan attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Novi, MI and Southfield, MI. Dr. Greer attended Russian State Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Her areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. She accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Greer is conversant in Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. William Johnston is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Novi, MI, Livonia, MI, and Howell, MI. Dr. Johnston's clinical interests include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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

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

Dr. Suzan Syed practices family medicine. Dr. Syed's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Syed include holistic medicine and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Syed attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Toledo Hospital for residency. She speaks Spanish. Her professional 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. Bethany Bethany Clary, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
28455 Haggerty; Suite 100
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bethany Clary's specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Clary is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Clary include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. Dr. Clary is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Providence Hospital. 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. Alberto Julian Aviles, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite B223
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Alberto Aviles' specialties are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He practices in Warren, MI, Novi, MI, and Southfield, MI. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Aviles is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. On average, patients gave Dr. Aviles a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
37595 Seven Mile Road; Suite 320
W. Bloomfield, MI
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tulin-Silver's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tulin-Silver include drug allergy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and Botsford Hospital. Dr. Tulin-Silver graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tulin-Silver at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Laris Galejs' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Cofinity. Dr. Galejs graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. He speaks Latvian. Dr. Galejs's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, and Botsford Hospital.

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

Dr. Janice Fields is an adult gastroenterology specialist. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Fields has indicated that her clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fields's hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Rola Bokhari-Panza is a pediatric allergist and immunologist. Dr. Bokhari-Panza has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and pulmonary function test (PFT). She is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bokhari-Panza accepts. She attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Bokhari-Panza completed residency programs at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Bokhari-Panza (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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

Dr. David Markel's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Markel include knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Markel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Markel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in French. He is 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
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo specializes in neurosurgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Soo is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, and Botsford Hospital. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Soo attended Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. Dr. Soo has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Soo speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Spinal Cord Injuries, Spine Surgery Procedures, X-Rays

Dr. Hadi Sawaf, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 520
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Hadi Sawaf sees patients in Grosse Pointe, MI and Novi, MI. His medical specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Sawaf's areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and bone marrow aspiration. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sawaf trained at Henry Ford Hospital for his residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Bone Marrow Aspiration

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. In addition to English, he speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include anti-aging, behavioral medicine, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, St. John Providence Health System, and Henry Ford Health System. After completing medical school at Saba University School of Medicine, Dr. Reddy performed his residency at Mount Carmel Health System. He is in-network for Amerigroup, AARP, Cofinity, and 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.