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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Mettauer include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Mettauer has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Mettauer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Raman attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Raman (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Georgina Loya works as a family practitioner in Houston, TX. Dr. Loya is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Loya has indicated that Dr. Loya's clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Loya's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Loya graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then Dr. Loya performed Dr. Loya's 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. 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's clinical interests include diabetes, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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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 his practice, Dr. Staton focuses on throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Staton is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Yamini Naygandhi specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Naygandhi's clinical interests include adolescent issues and physical exams. 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. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital, and S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. Dr. Naygandhi trained at Jersey City Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Naygandhi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Naygandhi is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Debauche is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Debauche (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Debauche's education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Debauche has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Debauche takes.

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

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

Dr. Tamyra Comeaux's specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Comeaux's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Morehouse School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Comeaux is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Montgomery's areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, pap test, and vaginal prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Montgomery average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Arun Kumar works as a family practice physician. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Kumar is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. He graduated from Darbhanga Medical College. Dr. Kumar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Hoan Ngo's specialty is general internal medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ngo studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He speaks Vietnamese. He is 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 practices general gynecology in Houston, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Imtiaz's clinical interests include high risk pregnancy. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. She graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Imtiaz a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Imtiaz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Dr. Castillo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Castillo is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Castillo attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Castillo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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