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Dr. Youssef S Rizk, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
42627 Garfield Road; Suite 218
Clinton Township, MI
 

Dr. Youssef Rizk works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Dr. Rizk is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, vascular ultrasound, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rizk honors. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rizk trained at Botsford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Rizk (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Rizk is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. David R Lorelli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
45640 Schoenherr
Shelby Township, MI
 

Dr. David Lorelli works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Detroit, MI and Shelby Township, MI. These areas are among his clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, ultrasound (sonogram), and endovascular surgery. Dr. Lorelli's hospital/clinic affiliations include McLaren Health Care, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Lorelli attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Robert J Cardwell, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1117 Stone Street; Suite 1
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Robert Cardwell is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Roseville, MI and Warren, MI. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Cardwell's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. 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).

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

Dr. Juan Rene Frontera-Castillo, MD
Specializes in Urology
11051 Hall Road; Suite 200
Utica, MI
 

Dr. Juan Frontera practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Rochester, MI, and Utica, MI. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Frontera include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and da vinci surgery. He is affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Derek Lynn Hill, DO
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
11446 E 13 Mile Road; Suite C
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Derek Hill's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hill average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hill has a special interest in knee problems, knee replacement, and hip surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus, and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Hill is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Anna Yulyevna Babushkina, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11900 E 12 Mile Road; Suite 105
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Anna Babushkina is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Georgetown University Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Babushkina's clinical interests: 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 Spanish and Russian. Her professional 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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Dr. Mostafa Ibrahim Abuzeid, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
3950 South Rochester Road; Suite 2300
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Mostafa Abuzeid's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology; he sees patients in Rochester, MI and Flint, MI. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, endometriosis, and robotic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Abuzeid an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abuzeid honors. Before completing his residency at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama, Dr. Abuzeid attended medical school at Ibrahim Pasha University and Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Abuzeid is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Crittenton Hospital Medical Center.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Jacquelyn Nicole Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
11012 E. 13 Mile Road; Suite 212
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Jacquelyn Rodriguez is a Warren, MI physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and labor and delivery (childbirth). Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez accepts. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez's training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Jukaku S Tayeb, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
45650 Schoenherr
Roseville, MI
 

Dr. Jukaku Tayeb specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Tayeb has a special interest in kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and kidney transplant. He takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and performed his residency at Bon Secours Hospital and Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Tayeb (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Kannada. He is affiliated with Centura Health, St. John River District Hospital, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Ernesto Raul Drelichman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
46591 Romeo Plank Road; Suite 107
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Ernesto Drelichman is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drelichman include cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Drelichman honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit).

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Dr. Alberto Julian Aviles, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
11900 E 12 Mile Road; Suite 308
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Alberto Aviles specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery and practices in Warren, MI, Novi, MI, and Southfield, MI. Clinical interests 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 accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Aviles attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Aviles speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Dr. Sami Elias Al Assmar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13251 East 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Sami Asmar's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has a special interest in diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Asmar average 4.5 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Asmar accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of McLaren Regional Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Asmar (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus, and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Amy Lynn Opperer Opperer, DO
Specializes in Urology
19991 Hall Road; Suite 201
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Amy Brode is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She works in Macomb, MI, Livonia, MI, and Warren, MI. Her clinical interests include endourologic procedures, female urologic disorders, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Brode is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Botsford Hospital, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. 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. Geoffrey J Gladstone, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
75 Barclay Circle; Suite 105
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Geoffrey Gladstone is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and collagen injections. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gladstone honors. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Dr. Gladstone is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Genesys Health System, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit).

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Dr. Lisa Lillian Gilbert-Castro, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
30117 Schoenherr Road; Suite 400
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Lisa Gilbert works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Warren, MI. Dr. Gilbert graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in labor and delivery (childbirth), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and cryosurgery. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Gilbert is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Dr. Nina Habib Rehman, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13951 Plumbrook
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Nina Rehman is an internist. Dr. Rehman attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, diabetes, and primary care. She is rated 1.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rehman honors. Dr. Rehman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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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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