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We found 13 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Humana Silver 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 areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mettauer include 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 takes. 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mettauer is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Raman's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Raman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. His practice 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Naygandhi an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in adolescent issues and physical exams. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Naygandhi is open to new patients. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital, and S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack and then went on to complete 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 works as a family medicine practitioner. In Dr. Loya's practice, Dr. Loya focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Loya's patients gave Dr. Loya an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loya accepts. 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 professional 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include diabetes, adolescent issues, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed her residency training at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nguyen's 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Staton include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Staton is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Staton 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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Dr. Tamyra Yvette Comeaux, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
27150 Us Hwy 290; Suite 500
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Tamyra Comeaux is a general gynecologist. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. After attending Morehouse School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. On average, patients gave Dr. Comeaux a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Debauche is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Debauche (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Debauche is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Debauche trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Debauche is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Cypress, TX, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Montgomery average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Montgomery include laparoscopic hysterectomy, pap test, and vaginal prolapse. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Montgomery accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Farhina Imtiaz is a general gynecologist. Dr. Imtiaz attended Morehouse School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. Her clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy. Patient ratings for Dr. Imtiaz average 3.5 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. Imtiaz accepts. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Imtiaz is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Castillo average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally 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. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Castillo trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Castillo (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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 physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Kumar 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. He graduated from Darbhanga Medical College. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Hindi. 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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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13203 Fry Road; Suite 800
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Hoan Ngo is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Ngo graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of 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.

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Relevant Interests: , bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery

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.