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Bloodless Medicine & Surgery

Surgery without transfusions

 

The Bloodless Medicine & Surgery Program at our esteemed medical center in Brooklyn, NY is specifically designed to meet the healthcare needs of anyone who – for health, religious or personal reasons – wishes to avoid the use of blood transfusions. Bloodless treatment completely avoids all the potential risks, hazards and complications of transfusion therapy, providing treatment alternatives that often raise the standards of patient care.

You can expect the full range of healthcare services Maimonides offers to all of our patients, combined with the added advantage of bloodless medicine. All of our healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing you with the best bloodless surgery and medical care available – obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic surgery, emergency medicine, pediatrics, anesthesiology and cancer care. All are available for any patient who desires non-blood treatment.

Find out if Bloodless Medicine & Surgery is right for you.

Call 855-NO-BLOOD (855-662-5663) to speak with a specialist about Bloodless Medicine, or request a consultation online today.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Bloodless Medicine

 

WHAT IS BLOODless medicine?

Bloodless medicine and surgery, also known as blood management, is an organized program to minimize the potential risks, hazards and complications of blood transfusions.

Blood management approaches include:

  • Blood Collection and Re-infusion

    • During surgery, you are connected to a machine that “cleans” your blood and returns it to your body in a continuous circuit—patients can take comfort in knowing that blood collection and reinfusion is a safe blood transfusion method.
  • Build Up

    • Doctors “build up” your blood before surgery with iron supplements and highly-effective medications that stimulate red blood cell production.
  • Self-Donation

    • You can donate your own blood in advance of surgery, eliminating the risk of an allergic reaction.

 

What support does Maimonides offer for patients seeking blood management services?

Maimonides maintains a dedicated group of doctors, nurses and technicians who specialize in bloodless medicine. Our team will work closely with you and your family, keeping you informed every step of the way. You will receive special, personalized attention from one of our program coordinators, each of whom is available 24 hours a day to meet your needs, as well as your concerns. 

 

What should I do in case of an emergency?

Request that you be taken to Maimonides Medical Center. When you arrive at our Emergency Room, clearly state that you require non-blood management. Our staff will immediately alert the Bloodless Medicine Coordinator on duty.