We found 13 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Humana Bronze near Cypress, TX.

Dr. Mark Menefee Mettauer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mettauer is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in The Woodlands, TX, Cypress, TX, and Houston, TX. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Mettauer's areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. The average patient rating for Dr. Mettauer is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Mettauer speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mettauer welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Krishna Kumar Raman, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
21212 N.w. Freeway; #355
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Krishna Raman specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Cypress, TX, Katy, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Raman's clinical interests encompass diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Raman (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Raman is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Dialysis

Dr. Yamini Bharat Naygandhi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 360
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Yamini Naygandhi works as a general internist in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Dr. Naygandhi is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has a special interest in adolescent issues and physical exams. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Naygandhi graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital, and S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack and then she performed her residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Naygandhi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Physical Exams, Surgical Procedures, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Georgina Loya, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7825 Highway 6 N; Suite 107
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Georgina Loya practices family medicine. Dr. Loya's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Loya is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Loya takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Loya attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Loya's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Loya speaks Spanish. Dr. Loya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Women's Health Issues, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Janette Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13203 Fry Road; Suite 800
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Janette Nguyen is a general internist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include diabetes, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jonathan Bond Staton, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
13611 Skinner Road; Suite 240
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Staton, who practices in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Staton's clinical interests include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Staton graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Tamyra Yvette Comeaux, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
27150 Us Hwy 290; Suite 500
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Tamyra Comeaux works as a general gynecologist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Comeaux honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Morehouse School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Comeaux is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 405
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Debauche is a cardiologist in Cypress, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Debauche accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and a graduate of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Debauche (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Debauche is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Joseph Samuel Iii Montgomery III, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 315
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Montgomery works as a general gynecologist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Montgomery include laparoscopic hysterectomy, pap test, and vaginal prolapse. Dr. Montgomery has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Montgomery is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Dr. Farhina Khan Imtiaz, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
9533 Huffmeister Road; #a
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Farhina Imtiaz specializes in general gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Imtiaz is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in high risk pregnancy. Dr. Imtiaz is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Imtiaz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, High Risk Pregnancy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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Specializes in General Gynecology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 635
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Castillo works as a general gynecologist in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Castillo takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Castillo attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Castillo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Family Medicine
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 360
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Arun Kumar is a family practice physician in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Kumar accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Darbhanga Medical College. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13203 Fry Road; Suite 800
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Hoan Ngo practices general internal medicine. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ngo is conversant in Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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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.