We found 78 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Beech Street near Ferndale, MI.

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Dr. William Frank Oppat, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 405
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. William Oppat works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: leg ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. Patients gave Dr. Oppat an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Oppat is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Detroit VA Medical Center.

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Dr. Robert J Cardwell, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3272 E. 12 Mile Road; Suite 102
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Robert Cardwell practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. Dr. Cardwell takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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

Dr. Teck-Mun Mun Soo, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 215
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo's specialty is neurosurgery. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is especially interested in spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Soo's professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He attended Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Patient ratings for Dr. Soo average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Soo is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Soo has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. William Higginbotham III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26750 Providence Parkway; Suite 200
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. William Higginbotham practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Brighton, MI. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Higginbotham takes. Dr. Higginbotham obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Genesys Health System.

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

Dr. Alberto Julian Aviles, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
22250 Providence Drive; 300
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Alberto Aviles specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery and practices in Warren, MI, Novi, MI, and Southfield, MI. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aviles include eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and body contouring. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aviles is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Souheil E Saba, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
22250 Providence Drive; Suite #705
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Souheil Saba is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saba is especially interested in heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and angioplasty. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Dr. Saba (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, French, and Italian.

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Dr. Takalub Robert Naman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
911 E 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Ted Naman works as an internist and pediatrician. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Naman include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Naman's professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Dr. Naman is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic.

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Dr. Arkan S Naman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
911 E 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Greg Naman specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Naman include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Naman attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, he speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic.

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Dr. Sang Curtis Lee, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
44199 Deqindre Road; Suite 423
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Sang Lee is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include menopause, labor and delivery (childbirth), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Seoul National University College of Medicine. He trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for residency. Dr. Lee is conversant in Korean.

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Dr. Vilma S Drelichman, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
22301 Foster Winter Drive; Suite 200, Second Floor
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Vilma Drelichman's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drelichman include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and travel medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. After attending National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Drelichman completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Drelichman has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. She is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Travel Medicine, X-Rays

Stefano Matthew Militello
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
3701 E. 13 Mile Road
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Stefano Militello's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. For his residency, Dr. Militello trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, cryosurgery, and laser surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Militello takes. Dr. Militello is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus, and Henry Ford Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cryosurgery, Laser Surgery, X-Rays

Dr. Michael Thomas Keefe, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
18430 Livernois
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Michael Keefe's specialty is adult nephrology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. Dr. Keefe is professionally affiliated with Garden City Hospital, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Keefe's residency was performed at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Harvey Mark Lefkowitz
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1550 N. Milford Road; Suite 203-a
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Harvey Lefkowitz's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Ferndale, MI, Milford, MI, and Commerce Township, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetic foot ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. Dr. Lefkowitz's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lefkowitz's training includes a residency program at Detroit Receiving Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Lefkowitz (or staff) speaks Hebrew, German, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Sarabjit S Neelam, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
33340 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Sarabjit Neelam's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Neelam completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. These areas are among Dr. Neelam's clinical interests: holistic medicine, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). On average, patients gave Dr. Neelam a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Neelam (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Frederick Ludwig Jardon, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 440
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Frederick Jardon's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of strabismus, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Jardon accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. He speaks German. Dr. Jardon is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Dinesh John Telang, MD
Specializes in Urology
31157 Woodward Avenue
Royal Oak, MI
 

Dr. Dinesh Telang is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, incontinence, and da vinci surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Telang takes. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Dr. Telang is affiliated with McLaren Health Care, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus, and Henry Ford Health System.

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