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

Dr. Anna Babushkina is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Babushkina is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Babushkina completed a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Babushkina include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, joint injections, and arthritis. She takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Babushkina (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Babushkina's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthritis, Sport ... (Read more)

William Johnston MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 3.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
14800 Farmington Road; Suite 103
Livonia, MI

Dr. William Johnston sees patients in Livonia, MI, Saint Clair Shores, MI, and Novi, MI. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Johnston graduated from Albany Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and ultrasound (sonogram). Patient ratings for Dr. Johnston average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Garden City Hospital, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr Walter J Cukrowski MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
14555 Levan Road; Suite E101
Livonia, MI

Dr. Walter Cukrowski is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Cukrowski's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include McLaren Health Care, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cukrowski honors. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Cukrowski attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr Ambujam R Krishnan MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Livonia, MI

Dr. Ambujam Krishnan's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Livonia, MI. Her areas of expertise consist of leukemia, lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krishnan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College Bhopal, Barkatullah University and Osmania Medical College. Her residency was performed at Providence Hospital and Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Krishnan (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Leukemia, Chemotherapy, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Breast Can ... (Read more)

Mario JulioCorreia Demeireles MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
7 Mile Road; 42000
Northville, MI

Dr. Mario Demeireles is a general internist and geriatrician. His areas of expertise include the following: holistic medicine, ankle brachial index (ABI), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Demeireles is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Demeireles is in-network for McLaren Health Plan, AARP, and Cofinity, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Demeireles graduated from Goa Medical College. Dr. Demeireles (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Ankle Brachial Index, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Electrocardiogram, Holistic Medic ... (Read more)

Ms Amy LynnOpperer Brode DO
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.46 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
14800 Farmington Road; Suite 103
Livonia, MI

Dr. Amy Brode is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She works in Livonia, MI, Macomb, MI, and Warren, MI. Dr. Brode is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Brode include endourologic procedures, female urologic disorders, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. She is in-network for AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Botsford Hospital, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. In addition to English, Dr. Brode speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Female Urologic Disorders, Endourologic Procedures

Dr Howard Blake Adelson DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
41620 6 Mile Road; Suite 102
Northville, MI

Dr. Howard Adelson, who practices in Northville, MI and Warren, MI, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Adelson is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of conductive keratoplasty (CK), eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Adelson is 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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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refract ... (Read more)

Dr Ali Alsaadi MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
17876 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI

Dr. Ali Alsaadi's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Alsaadi speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Alsaadi include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include St. Mary Mercy Livonia and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and residency at Providence Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Alsaadi honors Amerigroup, AARP, and Cofinity, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, High Choleste ... (Read more)

Dr Michael J Redmond MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Livonia, MI

Dr. Michael Redmond is a Livonia, MI physician who specializes in surgical dermatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Redmond is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include glycolic peel, microdermabrasion, and holistic medicine. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, and more. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Redmond is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and DMC Harper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Glycolic Peel, Laser Resurfacing, Intense Pulsed Light ... (Read more)

Dr Salwan Paul Anton DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
37799 Professional Center Drive; Suite 105
Livonia, MI

Dr. Salwan Anton's specialty is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Anton include heart problems, holter monitoring, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). His professional affiliations include Garden City Hospital and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Anton is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Anton honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Cardiology, Holter Monitoring, Nuclear Cardi ... (Read more)

Victoria Nicole Dooley MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.55 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
21580 Novi Road; Suite 200
Novi, MI

Dr. Victoria Dooley's specialty is family medicine. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Dooley's areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, skin issues, and women's health issues. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Skin Issues, Women's Health Issues, Religious/Spiritual ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frederick Jardon's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jardon is especially interested in strabismus, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Jardon speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr Mark H Rubinstein MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.57 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
14555 Levan; Suite E101
Livonia, MI

Dr. Mark Rubinstein specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Dearborn, MI. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency. His clinical interests include diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Rubinstein is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Rubinstein is professionally affiliated with St. Mary Mercy Livonia and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

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

Dr. Vijaya Kotha's medical specialty is addiction medicine and psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Kotha include psychotic disorder, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and mood disorders. Dr. Kotha is in-network for Amerigroup, AARP, Cofinity, and more. He attended Gandhi Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Dr. Kotha (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Kotha's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Anxiety, Psychotic Disorder, Mood Disorders

Todd Andrew Adelson DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
41620 6 Mile Road; Suite 102
Northville, MI

Dr. Todd Adelson is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Northville, MI and Warren, MI. Dr. Adelson studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for his residency. His areas of expertise consist of conductive keratoplasty (CK), eyelid surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Adelson's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Mohammad Waseem Farra MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 501
Farmington, MI

Dr. M. Farra specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Farmington, MI and Novi, MI. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, asthma, and research. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farra accepts. Dr. Farra studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Farra trained at Kettering Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Farra (or staff) speaks Arabic and German. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Research, Asthma

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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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