We found 24 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Blue Choice near Rochester, MI.

Dr. Juan Rene Frontera-Castillo, MD
Specializes in Urology
1202 Walton Boulevard; Suite 211
Rochester, MI
 

Dr. Juan Frontera's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Frontera's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and da vinci surgery. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Frontera attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, 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, Da Vinci Surgery, X-Rays, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Mostafa Ibrahim Abuzeid, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
3950 South Rochester Road; Suite 2300
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Mostafa Abuzeid is an infertility specialist and gynecologist. He graduated from Ibrahim Pasha University and Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Abuzeid has indicated that his clinical interests include infections, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and endometriosis. Dr. Abuzeid's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include McLaren Health Care, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Crittenton Hospital Medical Center.

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Dr. Geoffrey J Gladstone, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
75 Barclay Circle; Suite 105
Rochester Hills, 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, Endoscopic Brow ... (Read more)

Dr. Vinay Kumar Malviya, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1901 Star Batt Drive
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Vinay Malviya works as a gynecologic oncologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Malviya's clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and da vinci surgery. His professional affiliations include Garden City Hospital, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. Dr. Malviya takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Malviya attended Grant Medical College for medical school. Dr. Malviya (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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

Dr. Cynthia Holland Browne, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1901 Star Batt Drive
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Cynthia Browne works as a radiation oncologist in Grosse Pointe, MI, Rochester, MI, and Warren, MI. Dr. Browne's education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In her practice, she is particularly interested in holistic medicine, nutrition counseling, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, Dr. Browne (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus.

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Dr. Ihab Saleh Alamat, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
305 Barclay Circle; Suite 1000
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Joe Alamat is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Shelby Township, MI, Clinton Township, MI, and Warren, MI. His areas of expertise include the following: chin surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and chin liposuction. Dr. Alamat takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Alamat speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Nose Surgery, Chin Surgery, Chin Liposuction

Thomas Carl Hosey
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
44344 Dequindre; Suite 420
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Hosey practices foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry in Clinton Township, MI, Sterling Heights, MI, and Mount Clemens, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Hosey include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Providence Health System. His training includes residency programs at Harrison Community Hospital and St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hosey takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Clifford L Weldon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
43200 Dequindre Road; Suite 105
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Clifford Weldon is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Sterling Heights, MI and Roseville, MI. His clinical interests include heart problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive cardiology. Dr. Weldon is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. Weldon attended medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Mustafa Abdul-Karim Hares, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3100 Cross Creek Parkway; Suite 160
Auburn Hills, MI
 

Dr. Mustafa Hares' medical specialty is general surgery. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hares has a special interest in obesity, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Pontiac General Hospital, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus. Dr. Hares speaks Arabic.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary B Langnas, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
44199 Dequinre; Suite 518
Madison Heights, MI
 

Dr. Gary Langnas practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Langnas's areas of expertise include diabetes, heart problems, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Langnas studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, X-Rays

Dr. Gregory James Thomas, MS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
305 Barclay Circle; Suite 1000
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Gregory Thomas is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Dr. Thomas trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Howard C Joondeph, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
375 Barclay Circle
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Howard Joondeph is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Joondeph attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Joondeph's clinical interests: macular degeneration and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Providence Health System.

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Dr. Jerome E Seid, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1901 Star Batt Road
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Jerome Seid practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Seid include genitourinary cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and palliative care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus, and Henry Ford Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. Tariq Sabir, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1901 Star Batt Drive
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Tariq Sabir is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Grosse Pointe, MI, Warren, MI, and East China, MI. In his practice, Dr. Sabir focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Crittenton Hospital Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Dr. Sabir accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Sabir studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Sabir (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Paul J Chuba, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1901 Star Batt Drive
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Paul Chuba's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Chuba's clinical interests include lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gynecologic cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Chuba has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus.

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Dr. Abdulrahman R Effendi, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
44645 Mouond Road
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Abdulrahman Effendi is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Effendi's education and training includes medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He speaks Arabic. 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.

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

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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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