We found 96 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept AARP near Novi, MI.

Dr. William Frank Oppat, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 405
Novi, 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. Kevin David Nolan, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 405
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Kevin Nolan sees patients in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. His medical specialty is vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Nolan include leg ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Nolan attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Nolan is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

Dr. Tamer Boules is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Boules attended the University of Michigan Medical School. His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Boules 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
Novi, 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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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Brain Problems, Spinal Cord Injuries, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernesto Raul Drelichman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 530
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Ernesto Drelichman works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Drelichman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Drelichman is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto Julian Aviles, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite B223
Novi, 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
47601 Grand River Avenue; Suite C202
Novi, 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. Brian J. Kolender, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
5807 West Maple Road; Suite 171
West Bloomfield Township, MI
 

Dr. Brian Kolender's areas of specialization are general practice and preventive medicine; he sees patients in West Bloomfield, MI and West Bloomfield Township, MI. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kolender is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Kolender graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kolender trained at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

Dr. Amy Lynn Opperer Opperer, DO
Specializes in Urology
25500 Meadowbrook Road; Suite 225
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Amy Brode's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In her practice, Dr. Brode focuses on endourologic procedures, female urologic disorders, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Brode has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brode accepts. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Botsford Hospital, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Brode speaks Hebrew. Her professional affiliations include McLaren Health Care, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Mario Julio-Correia De Meireles, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
42000; 7 Mile Road
Northville, MI
 

Dr. Mario Demeireles sees patients in Dearborn, MI, Northville, MI, and Farmington, MI. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Demeireles's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Demeireles include holistic medicine, ankle brachial index (ABI), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. McLaren Health Plan, AARP, and Cofinity are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Demeireles accepts. He is a graduate of Goa Medical College. Dr. Demeireles (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Portuguese.

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

Dr. Julia Greer's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. Dr. Greer takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Russian State Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Greer speaks Russian. She is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Roberto Mauro Gamarra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 510
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Roberto Gamarra practices adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gamarra accepts. Dr. Gamarra is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital's residency program. Dr. Gamarra (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Rola S Bokhari-Panza I, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 310
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Rola Bokhari-Panza specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in Novi, MI. Patient ratings for Dr. Bokhari-Panza average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and food allergy. She is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bokhari-Panza honors. She graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Bokhari-Panza (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Food Allergy, Rhinitis, Asthma

Dr. Bradley Jay Warren, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 510
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bradley Warren practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Warren studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Botsford Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Warren include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Warren's professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Howard Blake Adelson, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
215 E Main Street; Suite 202
Northville, MI
 

Dr. Howard Adelson is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Northville, MI and Warren, MI. Dr. Adelson obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: conductive keratoplasty (CK), eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Adelson average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Adelson is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Janice M Spears, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 510
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Janice Fields is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Fields is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Fields is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Amerigroup, AARP, Cofinity, and more.

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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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