We found 118 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. Michael Patrick Lino Montico, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
30055 Northwestern Highway; 30
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Michael Montico's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Montico's areas of expertise include primary care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Montico is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Dr. Lawrence Mark Eilender, MD
Specializes in Neurology
26400 W. Twelve Mile Road; Suite #170
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Lawrence Eilender's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Eilender's areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and neurological disorders. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Eilender honors AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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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
5807 West Maple Road; Suite 171
West Bloomfield Township, MI
 

Dr. Brian Kolender's specialties are general practice and preventive medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and preventive care. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kolender takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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

Dr. Izzat Elias Carouba, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
29877 Telegraph; Suite 401
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Izzat Carouba is a general internist. On average, patients gave Dr. Carouba a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Henry Ford Health System. He honors AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carouba attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Carouba completed a residency program at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Carouba (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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

Dr. Walter John Cukrowski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
29877 Telegraph; Suite 100
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Walter Cukrowski is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Cukrowski is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and St. Mary Mercy Livonia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Cukrowski trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency.

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Dr. Geoffrey J Gladstone, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
29201 Telegraph Road; Suite 324
Southfield, 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. Roberto Mauro Gamarra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11900 E. 12 Mile Road; Suite 307
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Roberto Gamarra is a gastroenterologist in South Lyon, MI, Farmington, MI, and Novi, MI. Dr. Gamarra is especially interested in pancreas problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Providence Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Gamarra (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Dr. Bradley Jay Warren, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
11900 East 12 Mile Road; Suite #307
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Bradley Warren is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Warren focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Warren is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Botsford Hospital, Dr. Warren attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Warren's professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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

Dr. Milton Stern's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Southfield, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Stern include holistic medicine, diabetic foot ulcers, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Board Certified with American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stern's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Vilma Drelichman is an adult infectious disease specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. She has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and travel medicine. Dr. Drelichman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drelichman has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Her professional affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit).

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Dr. Dwight Timothy Gammons, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
3803 Elizabeth Lake Road
Waterford, MI
 

Dr. Dwight Gammons is a family practitioner. His education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals. These areas are among his clinical interests: substance abuse, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and mood disorders. Dr. Gammons takes AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus. Dr. Gammons's practice is open to new patients.

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

Randy Michael Leff
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
29201 Telegraph Road; Suite 100
Southfield, MI
 

Dr. Randy Leff specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Southfield, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Leff include nail fungus, diabetic foot ulcers, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Leff honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His residency was performed at Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Leff is open to new patients.

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Dr. Edward L Yousif, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 250
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Edward Yousif works as an adult gastroenterologist in Farmington, MI and Novi, MI. These areas are among Dr. Yousif's clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, gastroscopy, and stomach problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yousif attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

Dr. Anibal Drelichman, who practices in Southfield, MI, Novi, MI, and Bingham Farms, MI, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. His clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Drelichman accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at DMC Harper University Hospital, Dr. Drelichman attended National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit).

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Dr. M Bethany Bethany Clary, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
28455 Haggerty Road; Suite 100
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Bethany Clary practices family medicine. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Providence Hospital. Dr. Clary's areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clary accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Henry Ford Health System.

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Dr. Neeran Yousif Bajouka, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
30055 Northwestern Highway; Suite 230
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Neeran Bajouka's medical specialty is general internal medicine. In her practice, Dr. Bajouka focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Bajouka takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Amerigroup, and Cofinity. She completed her residency training at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Dr. Bajouka (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Arabic, and Kurdish. She is professionally 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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