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. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic kidney failure, renal angioplasty, and amputees. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Oppat honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Oppat's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Detroit VA Medical Center.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laser Treatment, Aneurysm, Laser ... (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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors 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. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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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 sees patients in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. His medical specialty is vascular surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Nolan's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

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

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo's area of specialization is neurosurgery. After completing medical school at Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. His areas of expertise include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Soo average 4.0 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 speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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

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

Dr. William Higginbotham practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Brighton, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Higginbotham studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. Dr. Higginbotham is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Genesys Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Knee Pain, Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julia Greer specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Greer's areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greer honors. She obtained her medical school training at Russian State Medical University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. She is conversant in Russian. She is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Mark Arbit, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
8391 Commerce Road; Suite 107
Commerce Township, MI
 

Dr. Steven Arbit is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and electrodiagnostic medicine specialist. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Arbit include electrophysiological (EP) study, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and pain management. Dr. Arbit's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arbit is in-network for Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Crittenton Hospital Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Electromyography, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto Julian Aviles, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite B223
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Alberto Aviles works as a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon in Warren, MI, Novi, MI, and Southfield, MI. Dr. Aviles's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Aviles include eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and body contouring. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aviles accepts. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Aviles speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Souheil E Saba, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite C202
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Souheil Saba is a cardiologist in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. Dr. Saba is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital, Southfield's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and angioplasty. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Saba (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Angiogram, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Johnston's area of specialization is 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), Garden City Hospital, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Johnston attended medical school at Albany Medical College.

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

Dr. Jamal A Zarghami, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite C202
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Jamal Zarghami is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. Dr. Zarghami has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, holter monitoring, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at Providence Hospital for his residency. Dr. Zarghami speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Holter Monitoring, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Jay Warren, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 510
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bradley Warren is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Warren's areas of expertise include the following: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Botsford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Endoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

Dr. Martin William Jenter, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 355
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Martin Jenter specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks German. Clinical interests for Dr. Jenter include arthroscopic surgery, revision knee arthroplasty, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Jenter is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Dr. Jenter attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Priority Health, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy Lynn Opperer Brode, DO
Specializes in Urology
25500 Meadowbrook Road; Suite 225
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Amy Brode's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass endourologic procedures, female urologic disorders, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Brode is affiliated with McLaren Health Care, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. She accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brode is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Botsford Hospital, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Brode speaks Hebrew.

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Dr. Rebecca M Studinger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite B129
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Rebecca Studinger works as a plastic surgeon. Her areas of expertise include laser resurfacing, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and lymphedema. Dr. Studinger's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Studinger completed a residency program at Providence Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

Dr. Janice Fields practices adult gastroenterology in Farmington, MI, Warren, MI, and Novi, MI. Her clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fields is in-network for Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fields is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Her professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, 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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