We found 83 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept TRICARE near Royal Oak, MI.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include leg ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oppat takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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 professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Oppat's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Kevin Nolan is a physician who specializes in vascular surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Nolan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Nolan include leg ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Drive; Suite 405
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Tamer Boules practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Boules include stent placement (stenting), aortic aneurysm, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Robert J Cardwell, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3272 East 12 Mile Road; Suite 102
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Robert Cardwell is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Roseville, MI and Warren, MI. Dr. Cardwell's areas of clinical interest consist of lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. His professional affiliations include St. John River District Hospital, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI). He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Before completing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Cardwell attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Carotid Artery Surgery, Venous Disease, Lung Cancer

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

Dr. Teck-Mun Soo is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Soo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Soo is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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

Dr. William Higginbotham sees patients in Southfield, MI, Brighton, MI, and Novi, MI. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee replacement, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Higginbotham honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Higginbotham completed residency programs at Grace Hospital, Detroit and Mount Carmel Health System. Dr. Higginbotham's professional affiliations include Wayne State University, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Genesys Health System.

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

Dr. Ted Naman is an internist and pediatrician. The average patient rating for Dr. Naman is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Naman is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Naman attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Naman (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic.

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Dr. Arkan S Naman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
911 East 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Greg Naman works as a general internist and general pediatrician in Ferndale, MI and Detroit, MI. Dr. Naman has a special interest in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Naman speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic. His professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Vilma S Drelichman, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
22301 Foster Winter Drive 2nd Floor; Suite 200
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Vilma Drelichman works as an adult infectious disease specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drelichman include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and travel medicine. Dr. Drelichman is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Drelichman has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Travel Medicine, X-Rays

Stefano Matthew Militello
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
3701 E. 13 Mile Road
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Stefano Militello practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Macomb, MI and Warren, MI. Dr. Militello's clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, cryosurgery, and laser surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Militello completed his residency training at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cryosurgery, Laser Surgery, X-Rays

Dr. Anibal Drelichman, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
22301 Foster Winter Drive; Suite 200, Second Floor
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Anibal Drelichman's medical specialty is adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Drelichman's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI). He is a graduate of National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at DMC Harper University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Drelichman is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Prashant Sudhir Kelkar, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
11900 East 12 Mile Road; Suite 206
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Prashant Kelkar works as a neurosurgeon in Southfield, MI and Warren, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of skull base surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and spine surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Dr. Kelkar attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Providence Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Aneurysm, Spine Surgery Procedures

Harvey Mark Lefkowitz
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
641 W 9 Mile Road; Suite A
Ferndale, MI
 

Dr. Harvey Lefkowitz works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lefkowitz at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lefkowitz include diabetic foot ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and foot surgery. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Dr. Lefkowitz accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. For his professional training, Dr. Lefkowitz completed a residency program at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Dr. Lefkowitz (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, German, and Yiddish.

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Dr. Sarabjit S Neelam, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
33340 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Sarabjit Neelam is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Sterling Heights, MI, Shelby Township, MI, and Macomb, MI. Patient ratings for Dr. Neelam average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic medicine, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Neelam attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. Neelam (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Frederick Ludwig Jardon, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 440
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Frederick Jardon's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jardon's areas of expertise include the following: strabismus, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Jardon attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He speaks German. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Michael John Jacobs, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 700
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Michael Jacobs is a medical specialist in general surgery. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Jacobs's clinical interests include cancer surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and thyroid surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Jacobs average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacobs takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Jacobs (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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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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