We found 15 providers with an interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and who accept Humana Silver near Cypress, TX.

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Dr. Clifford Mark Kitten, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Kitten's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Kitten's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Kitten average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mark Menefee Mettauer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mettauer works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Mettauer is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mettauer attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Krishna Kumar Raman, MD
Specializes in Nephrology, Other
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 355
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Krishna Raman is a nephrology (kidney disease) specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Raman is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Raman (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Raman's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Dialysis

Dr. Janette Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
13203 Fry Road; Suite 800
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Janette Nguyen is a general internist and geriatrician. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, geriatric health, and adolescent issues. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Nguyen attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She speaks Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Nguyen welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Srinivas Vodnala, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Adult Pulmonology
27700 Northwest Freeway; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Srinivas Vodnala is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vodnala's areas of expertise include lung biopsy, lung surgery, and intensive care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Kasturba Medical College and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Vodnala completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Vodnala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Tamyra Yvette Comeaux, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
27150 Us Hwy 290; Suite 500
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Tamyra Comeaux works as a general gynecologist. Patients gave Dr. Comeaux an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at Morehouse School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Comeaux is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 405
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Debauche is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Cypress, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Debauche is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation. Before performing his residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Debauche attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Debauche (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Debauche is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Dr. Yamini Bharat Naygandhi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 360
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Yamini Naygandhi's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Naygandhi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Naygandhi's clinical interests include geriatric health, adolescent issues, and physical exams. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack and residency at Jersey City Medical Center. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Naygandhi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Georgina Loya, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7825 Highway 6 N; Suite 107
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Georgina Loya's specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Loya at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Loya include women's health issues. Dr. Loya is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Loya attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Loya's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Loya is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Loya is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Dr. Joseph Samuel Montgomery III, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 315
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Montgomery is a general gynecologist in Cypress, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Montgomery's areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, pap test, and vaginal prolapse. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Montgomery attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13203 Fry Road; Suite 800
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Hoan Ngo's specialty is general internal medicine. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ngo graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Dr. Jonathan Bond Staton, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
13611 Skinner Road; Suite 240
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Staton is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Cypress, TX. In his practice, Dr. Staton focuses on throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Dr. Staton is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Farhina Khan Imtiaz, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
9533 Huffmeister Road; #a
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Farhina Imtiaz works as a general gynecologist. Dr. Imtiaz's clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Imtiaz attended Morehouse School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Specializes in General Gynecology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 635
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Castillo works as a general gynecologist. Dr. Castillo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Castillo is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Castillo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Specializes in Family Medicine
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 360
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Arun Kumar's specialty is family medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Kumar is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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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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