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We found 14 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Humana Bronze near Cypress, TX.

Dr. Clifford Mark Kitten, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Kitten's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He practices in Shenandoah, TX, Spring, TX, and Cypress, TX. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include aortic aneurysm, heart valve disease, and valvuloplasty. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kitten takes. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kitten's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in The Woodlands, TX, Cypress, TX, and Houston, TX. He obtained his medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. Clinical interests for Dr. Mettauer include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Dr. Mettauer is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Mettauer is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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. Georgina Loya, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7825 Highway 6 N; Suite 107
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Georgina Loya's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Loya is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Loya 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 obtained Dr. Loya's medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed Dr. Loya's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Loya is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by Dr. Loya's patients. Dr. Loya is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Krishna Raman works as a nephrologist. Dr. Raman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Dr. Raman is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raman accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Raman's office for an appointment.

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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
13203 Fry Road; Suite 800
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Janette Nguyen practices general internal medicine. Dr. Nguyen attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include diabetes, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She 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. She speaks Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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

Dr. Yamini Naygandhi is an internist in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: adolescent issues and physical exams. The average patient rating for Dr. Naygandhi is 3.0 stars out of 5. She 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 Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital, and S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack, she performed her residency at Jersey City Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Naygandhi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Naygandhi is 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

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

Dr. Jonathan Staton practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Staton speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Staton focuses on throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. 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. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Thomas Debauche is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Cypress, TX. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Debauche at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Debauche (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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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 is a general gynecologist. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Comeaux is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her education and training includes medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Montgomery is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, pap test, and vaginal prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Montgomery attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Montgomery honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

Dr. Hoan Ngo practices general internal medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ngo is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He 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 Family Medicine
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 360
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Arun Kumar works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Kumar is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. He is a graduate of Darbhanga Medical College. Dr. Kumar 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, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Farhina Imtiaz's specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Imtiaz speaks Spanish. She is especially interested in high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. She graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Imtiaz has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes 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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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. His medical specialty is general gynecology. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Castillo completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Castillo average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castillo takes. Dr. Castillo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He 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.