We found 117 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Blue Preferred Plus near West Bloomfield, MI.

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Dr. Lawrence Mark Eilender MD
Specializes in Neurology
average rating 3.42 stars (13 ratings)
26400 W. Twelve Mile Road; Suite #170
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Lawrence Eilender is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Southfield, MI. His areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and neurological disorders. Dr. Eilender has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Eilender completed his residency training at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Henry Ford Health System.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Brian J. Kolender, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine
average rating 3.77 stars (10 ratings)
5807 West Maple Road; Suite 171
West Bloomfield Township, MI
 

Dr. Brian Kolender works as a general practitioner and preventive medicine specialist in West Bloomfield, MI and West Bloomfield Township, MI. Dr. Kolender's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Kolender focuses on diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 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 Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kolender is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Preventive Care, Diabetes

Dr. Walter J. Cukrowski MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
29877 Telegraph Road; Suite 100
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Walter Cukrowski is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Cukrowski is affiliated with 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 accepts. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Robert S. Singer MD
Specializes in Dermatology
average rating 4.25 stars (14 ratings)
29355 Northwestern Highway; #200
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Robert Singer works as a dermatologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Singer at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Singer include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, cosmetic surgery, and laser surgery. He is in-network for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Singer speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Botox Injection, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Emily B. Levin MD
Specializes in Dermatology
29355 Northwestern Highway; Suite 200
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Emily Levin specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Levin include facial problems, xeomin injection, and rosacea. She is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. She accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital and Beaumont Hospitals. She has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Geoffrey Gladstone MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.63 stars (27 ratings)
29201 Telegraph Road; Suite 324
Southfield, 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)

Dr. Roberto Mauro Gamarra M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
11900 E. 12 Mile Road; Suite 307
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Roberto Gamarra practices adult gastroenterology in Farmington, MI, South Lyon, MI, and Novi, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Gamarra include pancreas problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Gamarra accepts AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Gamarra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Milton J. Stern DPM
Specializes in Podiatry
29355 Northwestern Highway; Suite 110
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Milton Stern works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Southfield, MI. Dr. Stern's areas of expertise include the following: holistic medicine, diabetic foot ulcers, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Stern has received professional recognition including the following: Board Certified with American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

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Dr. Vilma Drelichman MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
32255 Northwestern Highway; Suite 160
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Vilma Drelichman's area of specialization is adult infectious disease. Her areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and travel medicine. Dr. Drelichman's professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She obtained her medical school training at National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
32255 Northwestern Highway; Suite 130
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Barry Feldman works as an internist in Bingham Farms, MI and Farmington, MI. His areas of expertise include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and holistic medicine. Dr. Feldman accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He trained at Providence Hospital, Southfield and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Dr. Feldman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Feldman is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Dwight T. Gammons D.O.
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 2.33 stars (3 ratings)
3803 Elizabeth Lake Road
Waterford, MI
 

Dr. Dwight Gammons specializes in family medicine. He has a special interest in substance abuse, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and mood disorders. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gammons takes. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals. Dr. Gammons is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Substance Abuse, Mood Disorders

Michael Patrick Montico MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
average rating 3.41 stars (3 ratings)
30055 Northwestern Highway; 30
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Michael Montico's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: primary care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. Dr. Montico accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Providence Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Randy Michael Leff D.P.M.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
29201 Telegraph Road; Suite 100
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Randy Leff specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He completed his residency training at Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leff include nail fungus, diabetic foot ulcers, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Leff is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Henry Ford Health System. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, ... (Read more)

Carrie Fenton Leff DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
average rating 2.81 stars (16 ratings)
39475 Lewis Drive; Suite 130
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Carrie Leff is an internist and pediatrician in Novi, MI. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Leff's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and women's health issues. She accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Leff performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. She is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Henry Ford Health System.

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

Dr. Edward Yousif MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.38 stars (5 ratings)
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 250
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Edward Yousif's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Yousif's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, gastroscopy, and stomach problems. He accepts AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Yousif speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Stomach Problems, Gastroscopy, Abdominal Pain

Anibal Drelichman MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
31500 Telegraph Road; Suite 225
Bingham Farms, MI
 

Dr. Anibal Drelichman practices adult oncology and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Drelichman include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI). He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Drelichman attended National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at DMC Harper University Hospital for residency. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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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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