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Dr. William Frank Oppat M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 405
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. William Oppat is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Oppat include leg ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Oppat's professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Detroit VA Medical Center. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Oppat completed residency programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. Dr. Oppat is rated highly by his patients. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Cardwell specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Roseville, MI and Warren, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cardwell include lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. Dr. Cardwell is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is affiliated with 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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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Carotid Artery Surgery, Venous Disease, Lung Cancer

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

Dr. William Higginbotham's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Higginbotham include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Higginbotham is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. He is professionally affiliated with Wayne State University, 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 M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
average rating 3.8 stars (5 ratings)
22250 Providence Drive; 300
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Alberto Aviles is a specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Aviles's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aviles accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Teck Mun Soo MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
average rating 4 stars (102 ratings)
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 215
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo sees patients in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. He studied medicine at Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for his residency. Dr. Soo's areas of expertise include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Soo is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Brain Problems, Spinal Cord Injuries, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Souheil Saba MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
average rating 4.75 stars (4 ratings)
22250 Providence Drive; Suite #705
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Souheil Saba specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Howell, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saba include heart problems, nuclear cardiology, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Saba's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saba graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Providence Hospital, Southfield for his residency. Dr. Saba (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, French, and Italian. Dr. Saba is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Nuclear Stress Test, Nuclear Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Ted Robert Naman MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
average rating 2.61 stars (11 ratings)
911 East 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Ted Naman works as an internist and general pediatrician in Detroit, MI and Ferndale, MI. Dr. Naman's areas of expertise include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Naman completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Greg S. Naman MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
average rating 4.04 stars (6 ratings)
911 East 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Greg Naman specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Ferndale, MI and Detroit, MI. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Naman has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Naman speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hypertension, Diabetes

Dr. Vilma 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. Her areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and travel medicine. Dr. Drelichman's professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She obtained her medical school training at National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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

Dr. Stefano Matthew Militello D.P.M.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
3701 E. 13 Mile Road
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Stefano Militello specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Macomb, MI and Warren, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, cryosurgery, and laser surgery. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Militello's residency was performed at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. His professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Dr. Militello welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Harvey Mark Lefkowitz D.P.M.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (3 ratings)
1550 N. Milford Road; Suite 203-a
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Harvey Lefkowitz practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Lefkowitz (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, German, and Yiddish. Dr. Lefkowitz's clinical interests include diabetic foot ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. For his residency, Dr. Lefkowitz trained at Detroit Receiving Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Sarabjit Neelam MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 3.66 stars (3 ratings)
33340 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Sarabjit Neelam works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Neelam (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Neelam include holistic medicine, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). Dr. Neelam is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Neelam a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Frederick Jardon specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Southfield, MI, Northville, MI, and Novi, MI. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Jardon's clinical interests include strabismus, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is conversant in German. Dr. Jardon is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, Strabismus, Eye ... (Read more)

Dinesh John Telang MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 5 stars (8 ratings)
31157 Woodward Avenue
Royal Oak, MI
 

Dr. Dinesh Telang works as an urologist in Roseville, MI, Royal Oak, MI, and Clinton Township, MI. The average patient rating for Dr. Telang is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, incontinence, and da vinci surgery. His professional affiliations include McLaren Health Care, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Dr. Telang is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Sean Harris M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 4.65 stars (3 ratings)
23077 Greenfield; Suite 195
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Sean Harris' medical specialty is family medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Harris is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Harris is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI).

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Mubashir Sabir MD
Specializes in General Surgery
27483 Dequindre Road; Suite 204
Madison Heights, MI
 

Dr. Mubashir Sabir works as a general surgeon. He is especially interested in obesity, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sabir takes. Dr. Sabir attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Providence Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sabir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Sabir is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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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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