We found 297 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery near Eastpointe, MI.

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Dr Sanjay Batra MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 4.87 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Detroit, MI

Dr. Sanjay Batra's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Batra has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Batra (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Hurley Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr Luis Gabriel Camero MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
23715 Little Mack Avenue; Suite 100
Saint Clair Shores, MI

Dr. Luis Camero, who practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Roseville, MI, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Camero's areas of expertise include fistula, minimally invasive surgery, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Camero completed residency programs at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Camero speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Fistula, Esophagus Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery ... (Read more)

David Lorelli MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
22201 Moross; Suite 150 Professional Building 2
Detroit, MI

Dr. David Lorelli is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Lorelli include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, ultrasound (sonogram), and endovascular surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endovascular Su ... (Read more)

Dr Richard A Berg MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
23829 Little Mack; Suite 200
Saint Clair Shores, MI

Dr. Richard Berg specializes in vascular surgery and practices in Detroit, MI and Saint Clair Shores, MI. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI). Dr. Berg is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Berg has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Youssef S Rizk DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
22201 Moross Road; Suite 150
Detroit, MI

Dr. Youssef Rizk's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Rizk (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Rizk's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, vascular ultrasound, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus and Henry Ford Health System. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rizk completed a residency program at Botsford Hospital. He takes AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Invasive Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Vascul ... (Read more)

Dr Elizabeth Ann Pensler DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
11446 E 13 Mile Road
Warren, MI

Dr. Elizabeth Pensler works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Pensler include minimally invasive surgery, aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Pensler is affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals and Henry Ford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Varicose Veins, Venous Disease, Minimally I ... (Read more)

Robert J Cardwell MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
25599 Kelly Road; Suite A
Roseville, MI

Dr. Robert Cardwell is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. Dr. Cardwell honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Cardwell completed residency programs at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Cardwell's professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI).

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Carotid Artery Surgery, Venous Disease, Lung Cancer

Dr Derek Lyn Hill DO
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Average rating 4.69 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
11446 E 13 Mile Road; Suite C
Warren, MI

Dr. Derek Hill specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in knee problems, knee replacement, and hip surgery. Dr. Hill is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus, and Henry Ford Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Hill attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hill at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hill honors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Surgical Procedures, Knee ... (Read more)

Juan Rene Frontera MD
Specializes in Urology
20952 Twelve Mile Road; Suite 200
St. Clair Shores, MI

Dr. Juan Frontera's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and da vinci surgery. Dr. Frontera is professionally affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Dr. Frontera graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Anna Yulyevna Babushkina MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11900 E 12 Mile Road; Suite 110
Warren, MI

Dr. Anna Babushkina is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Babushkina is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Babushkina completed a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Babushkina include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, joint injections, and arthritis. She takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Babushkina (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Babushkina's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthritis, Sport ... (Read more)

Dr Jacquelyn Nicole Rodriguez MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
11885 East 12 Mile Road; Suite 202a
Warren, MI

Dr. Jacquelyn Rodriguez sees patients in Warren, MI. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and labor and delivery (childbirth). Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez accepts. Before performing her residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Rodriguez attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Infertility, Labor an ... (Read more)

Dr Richard John Ferrara Jr MD
Specializes in Dermatology
Average rating 4.38 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
20045 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Dr. Richard Ferrara's specialty is surgical dermatology. His clinical interests include cancer screening, dermabrasion, and thermage. He is professionally affiliated with Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI). Dr. Ferrara attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Ferrara's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Hour Magazine and "Top Doc" for dermatology.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, YAG Laser Su ... (Read more)

Jukaku Tayeb MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
22201 Moross Road; Professional Buillding Ii, Suite 170
Detroit, MI

Dr. Jukaku Tayeb is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. His areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and kidney transplant. Dr. Tayeb is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and residency at Bon Secours Hospital and Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, Dr. Tayeb (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Kannada. His professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and McLaren Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems

Dr Alberto Julian Aviles MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
Average rating 3.8 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
11900 E 12 Mile Road; Suite 308
Warren, MI

Dr. Alberto Aviles practices plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery in Warren, MI, Novi, MI, and Southfield, MI. Patient reviews placed Dr. Aviles at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Aviles is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Henry Grady Bone III MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Average rating 3.7 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Detroit, MI

Dr. Henry Bone practices adult endocrinology in Detroit, MI and Grosse Pointe, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of paget's disease, osteoporosis, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Bone is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. The average patient rating for Dr. Bone is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bone has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Osteoporosis, Bone Density Test, Urinary Stones, Paget' ... (Read more)

Keith Bellovich DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
22201 Moross Road; Professional Buillding Ii, Suite 170
Detroit, MI

Dr. Keith Bellovich practices adult nephrology. Dr. Bellovich's areas of expertise include the following: holistic medicine, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Amerigroup, and Cofinity. He attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Bellovich is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI).

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Relevant Interests: , 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.

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