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

Dr. David Lorelli practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Detroit, MI and Shelby Township, MI. His clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, ultrasound (sonogram), and endovascular surgery. Dr. Lorelli is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Lorelli's residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. His professional affiliations include McLaren Health Care, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Ultrasound, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endovascular ... (Read more)

Youssef S. Rizk DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
average rating 3 stars (2 ratings)
42627 Garfield Road; Suite 218
Clinton Township, MI
 

Dr. Youssef Rizk is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Rizk studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rizk completed a residency program at Botsford Hospital. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, vascular ultrasound, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rizk (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. Rizk's professional affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus and Henry Ford Health System.

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

Dr. Robert Cardwell specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Roseville, MI and Warren, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cardwell include lung cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and carotid artery surgery. Dr. Cardwell is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI).

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

Dr. Derek Lyn Hill D.O.
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
average rating 4.69 stars (13 ratings)
11446 E 13 Mile Road; Suite C
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Derek Hill, who practices in Warren, MI, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, knee replacement, and hip surgery. Dr. Hill is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus, and Henry Ford Health System. 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. Dr. Hill is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Surgical Procedures, Knee ... (Read more)

Juan Rene Frontera M.D.
Specializes in Urology
11051 Hall Road; Suite 100
Utica, MI
 

Dr. Juan Frontera sees patients in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Rochester, MI, and Utica, MI. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and da vinci surgery. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frontera honors. Dr. Frontera attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Frontera completed residency programs at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Frontera is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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

Anna Yulyevna Babushkina MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11900 East 12 Mile Road; Suite 110
Warren, 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's clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, joint injections, and arthritis. She takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Babushkina's training includes a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Babushkina (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. 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.

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

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

Dr. Jacquelyn Rodriguez is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and labor and delivery (childbirth). She is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Before completing her residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Infertility, Labor ... (Read more)

Mr. Mostafa I. Abuzeid MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
average rating 3.61 stars (40 ratings)
3950 Rochester Road South
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Mostafa Abuzeid practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology in Rochester, MI and Flint, MI. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Abuzeid's areas of clinical interest consist of infections, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and endometriosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include McLaren Health Care, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Dr. Abuzeid is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ibrahim Pasha University and Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He is conversant in Arabic.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, Infections, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jukaku Tayeb is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Tayeb (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Kannada. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney stones, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and kidney transplant. Dr. Tayeb is professionally affiliated with St. John River District Hospital, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and McLaren Health Care. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at Bon Secours Hospital and Beaumont Hospitals for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

Ernesto R. Drelichman MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (8 ratings)
46591 Romeo Plank Road; Suite 107
Macomb, MI
 

Dr. Ernesto Drelichman is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Drelichman is professionally affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI). Dr. Drelichman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto Julian Aviles M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
average rating 3.8 stars (5 ratings)
11900 E 12 Mile Road; Suite 308
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Alberto Aviles is a specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Aviles's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aviles accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sami Elias Asmar M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 4.36 stars (11 ratings)
13251 East 10 Mile Road; Suite 100
Sterling Heights, MI
 

Dr. Sami Asmar works as an internist. Dr. Asmar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Asmar's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus, and Henry Ford Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Asmar takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Efstathios S. Tapazoglou M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 2.91 stars (3 ratings)
11900 12 Mile Road; Suite #210
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Efstathios Tapazoglou is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast biopsy, genitourinary cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Tapazoglou's professional affiliations include St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Tapazoglou completed a residency program at Oakwood Healthcare System. In addition to English, he speaks Greek.

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Ms. Amy Lynn-Opperer Brode DO
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.46 stars (7 ratings)
19991 Hall Road; Suite 201
Macomb Township, MI
 

Dr. Amy Brode is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Livonia, MI, Warren, MI, and Novi, MI. Her clinical interests encompass endourologic procedures, female urologic disorders, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Brode average 4.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brode takes. Dr. Brode is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Botsford Hospital, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew. She is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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

Geoffrey Gladstone MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.63 stars (27 ratings)
75 Barclay Circle; Suite 105
Rochester Hills, MI
 

Dr. Geoffrey Gladstone is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He works in Southfield, MI, Rochester, MI, and Flint, MI. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gladstone include latisse, xeomin injection, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Gladstone's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Genesys Health System, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI). He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gladstone speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Double Eyelid Surgery, Juvederm, Brow Lift, Restylane, Radiesse, Endoscopic Brow Lift, Ear Lobe ... (Read more)

Lisa Gilbert-Ahee DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 4.83 stars (14 ratings)
30117 Schoenherr Road; Suite 400
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Lisa Gilbert-Ahee is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: labor and delivery (childbirth), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and cryosurgery. Dr. Gilbert-Ahee is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. She graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gilbert-Ahee accepts.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cryosurgery, Ultrasound, Labor and Delivery, Lactation ... (Read more)

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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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