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's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mettauer honors. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Krishna Kumar Raman, MD
Specializes in Nephrology, Other
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 355
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Krishna Raman is a nephrologist in Cypress, TX, Katy, TX, and Houston, TX. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Dr. Raman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Raman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Janette Nguyen practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese. Her clinical interests include diabetes, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Georgina Loya is a family medicine physician in Houston, TX. Dr. Loya speaks Spanish. Dr. Loya has a special interest in women's health issues. Dr. Loya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Loya's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient reviews placed Dr. Loya at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Loya honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Debauche practices adult cardiology. Dr. Debauche (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Debauche attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation.

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Staton is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Cypress, TX. Dr. Staton obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His clinical interests include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Staton is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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

Dr. Tamyra Comeaux's medical specialty is general gynecology. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Comeaux has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Comeaux accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Yamini Naygandhi's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Before completing her residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Naygandhi attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. In her practice, Dr. Naygandhi focuses on adolescent issues and physical exams. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Naygandhi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Naygandhi is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Hoan Ngo is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Ngo studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Montgomery is a medical specialist in general gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, pap test, and vaginal prolapse. Dr. Montgomery is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Montgomery performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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

Dr. Arun Kumar specializes in family medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar accepts. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Farhina Imtiaz, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Imtiaz include high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Before performing her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Imtiaz attended Morehouse School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Imtiaz is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Castillo is a specialist in general gynecology. He works in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Castillo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He 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 Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Castillo is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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

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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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