We found 165 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept MultiPlan near Lathrup Village, MI.

Dr. Pritham Pingli Reddy, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 405
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Pritham Reddy's medical specialty is vascular surgery. He speaks Telugu. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include stent placement (stenting), peripheral artery disease (PAD), and vascular ultrasound. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Reddy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Southfield, MI, Detroit, MI, and Novi, MI. The average patient rating for Dr. Oppat is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: leg ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Oppat honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. Dr. Oppat has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Detroit VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Tamer Nady Boules, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
26850 Providence Drive; Suite 405
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Tamer Boules is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Boules's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Boules takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo works as a neurosurgeon in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soo include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soo accepts. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Soo trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.

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

Dr. William Higginbotham specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Higginbotham honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Genesys Health System.

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Dr. Michael Patrick Lino Montico, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
30055 Northwestern Highway; 30
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Michael Montico practices family medicine and sports medicine in Farmington, MI, Milford, MI, and Novi, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: primary care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Dr. Montico is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Providence Hospital. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Montico honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network.

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Dr. Ernesto Raul Drelichman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16001 W. Nine Mile Rd. Fisher; Building - 3rd Floor
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Ernesto Drelichman's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. Patients gave Dr. Drelichman an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. In addition to English, Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Lawrence Mark Eilender, MD
Specializes in Neurology
26400 W 12 Mile Road; Suite 170
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Lawrence Eilender sees patients in Southfield, MI. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Clinical interests for Dr. Eilender include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and neurological disorders. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eilender is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Neurological Disorders

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

Dr. Alberto Aviles works as a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon in Warren, MI, Novi, MI, and Southfield, MI. On average, patients gave Dr. Aviles a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and body contouring. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Aviles obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. Dr. Saba's areas of expertise include heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and angioplasty. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital, Southfield's residency program. Dr. Saba (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Geoffrey J Gladstone, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2387 S. Linden; Suite A
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Geoffrey Gladstone specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery and practices in Southfield, MI, Saint Clair Shores, MI, and Rochester, MI. Dr. Gladstone has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gladstone include eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and collagen injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Genesys Health System. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gladstone accepts. Dr. Gladstone attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Double Eyelid Surgery, Juvederm, Brow Lift, Facial Problems, Restylane, Radiesse, Ear Lobe Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ted Naman is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Naman 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. Before performing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Naman attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Dr. Robert Steven Singer, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
29255 Northwestern Highway; Suite 200
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Robert Singer's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Singer include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, cosmetic surgery, and laser surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Singer speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Yuliya Serge Greer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 703
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Julia Greer specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Novi, MI and Southfield, MI. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. Dr. Greer takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Russian State Medical University. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. She speaks Russian. Dr. Greer is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. George J Murakawa, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
255 Kirts Boulevard
Troy, MI
 

Dr. George Murakawa is a pediatric dermatologist, dermatological immunologist, and dermatopathologist. He speaks Japanese. His clinical interests include birthmark removal, rosacea, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Murakawa's professional affiliations include Crittenton Hospital Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Murakawa's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, McLaren Health Plan, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is an internist and general pediatrician. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Naman include diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Naman speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic. He is professionally 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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