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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 is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mettauer completed residency programs at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mettauer include 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. Dr. Mettauer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mettauer is professionally affiliated with 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 Other, Adult Nephrology
21212 N.w. Freeway; #355
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Krishna Raman is a nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raman include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raman takes. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Raman (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Loya's average rating from Dr. Loya's patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Loya has indicated that Dr. Loya's clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Loya is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Loya accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Loya attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Loya trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Loya speaks Spanish.

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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 practices general internal medicine. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, she performed 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 honors 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. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nguyen's office for an appointment.

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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 a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Naygandhi has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Naygandhi include adolescent issues and physical exams. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She 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. Dr. Naygandhi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Naygandhi's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Debauche is a cardiologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Debauche takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Debauche (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Debauche is professionally 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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Comeaux an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Morehouse School of Medicine and performed her 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. Jonathan Bond Staton, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
13611 Skinner Road; Suite 240
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Staton sees patients in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Staton has a special interest in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Montgomery's clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, pap test, and vaginal prolapse. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Montgomery 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's area of specialization is family medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school 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 specializes in general internal medicine. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Ngo speaks Vietnamese. 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 works as a general gynecologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Imtiaz is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. She attended Morehouse School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Imtiaz is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Imtiaz 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, 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, who practices in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. He has received a 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Castillo attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Castillo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Castillo is professionally 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.