We found 50 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan near Plymouth, MI.

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Dr. Anna Yulyevna Babushkina, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36622 5 Mile Road; Suite 101
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Anna Babushkina's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; she sees patients in Warren, MI and Livonia, MI. Dr. Babushkina (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Her areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, joint injections, and arthritis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. She obtained her medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Babushkina honors.

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Dr. William Kemp Johnston III, MD
Specializes in Urology
14800 Farmington Road; Suite 103
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. William Johnston practices urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, Dr. Johnston focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and ultrasound (sonogram). Dr. Johnston honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is affiliated with Garden City Hospital, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus.

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

Dr. Walter John Cukrowski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
14555 Levan Road; Suite 101e, Marian Professional Building
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Walter Cukrowski is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Southfield, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Livonia, MI. His clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cukrowski attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. His professional affiliations include McLaren Health Care, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.

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Dr. Amy Lynn Opperer Opperer, DO
Specializes in Urology
17405 Hall Road; Suite B
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Amy Brode's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). She obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Botsford Hospital, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. In her practice, she is particularly interested in endourologic procedures, female urologic disorders, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Brode is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brode is conversant in Hebrew. She is professionally affiliated with 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
7 Mile Road; 42000
Northville, MI
 

Dr. Mario Demeireles' specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). The average patient rating for Dr. Demeireles is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Demeireles include holistic medicine, ankle brachial index (ABI), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He accepts several insurance carriers, including McLaren Health Plan, AARP, and Cofinity. Dr. Demeireles graduated from Goa Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Demeireles (or staff) speaks Hindi and Portuguese.

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Dr. Ambujam R Krishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
15140 Levan Road; Suite 40
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Ambujam Krishnan's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She is especially interested in leukemia, lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Krishnan's professional affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College and Osmania Medical College. Dr. Krishnan trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Krishnan (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Dr. Howard Blake Adelson, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
41620 6 Mile Road; Suite 102
Northville, MI
 

Dr. Howard Adelson's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Adelson a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Adelson include conductive keratoplasty (CK), eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital. Dr. Adelson's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Ali Mohammad Alsaadi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17876 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Ali Alsaadi sees patients in Southfield, MI and Livonia, MI. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Alsaadi's areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Alsaadi trained at Providence Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Arabic.

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Dr. Stacy Lynn ODowd, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17197 N Laurel Park Drive; Suite 540
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Stacy O'Dowd specializes in family medicine and practices in Livonia, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Dowd include primary care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Providence Hospital, Dr. O'Dowd attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Michael J Redmond, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
16826 Newburgh Road
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Michael Redmond is a medical specialist in surgical dermatology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Redmond's areas of expertise include the following: microdermabrasion, holistic medicine, and laser resurfacing. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Redmond attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Vijaya Gopal Kotha, MD
Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
33545 Cherry Hill
Westland, MI
 

Dr. Vijaya Kotha sees patients in Warren, MI, Westland, MI, and Mount Clemens, MI. His medical specialties are addiction medicine and psychiatry. Dr. Kotha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Kotha include psychotic disorder, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and mood disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus, and Henry Ford Health System. He graduated from Gandhi Medical College. Dr. Kotha's training includes a residency program at Grace Hospital, Detroit. He is in-network for Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Salwan Paul Anton, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
37799 Professional Center Drive; Suite 105
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Salwan Anton, who practices in South Lyon, MI and Livonia, MI, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anton include heart problems, holter monitoring, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). Dr. Anton's professional affiliations include Garden City Hospital and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Anton at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Victoria Nicole Dooley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21580 Novi Road; Suite 200
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Victoria Dooley specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Dooley include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, skin issues, and women's health issues. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Frederick Ludwig Jardon, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
17458 Crestbrook Drive
Northville, MI
 

Dr. Frederick Jardon is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of strabismus, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Jardon is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Jardon attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Jardon speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
14555 Levan; Suite E101
Livonia, MI
 

Dr. Mark Rubinstein practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Rubinstein trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rubinstein include diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rubinstein's professional affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
422 N. Center Street
Northville, MI
 

Dr. Nathan Bloch's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bloch include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and echocardiogram (echo). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Botsford Hospital. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Echocardiogram, Weight Loss, Stress Management, X-Rays

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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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