Bloodless Surgery Services

Bloodless surgery technology

Tens of thousands of patients from the U.S. and abroad have received medical treatment and undergone highly complex procedures such as brain, open-heart, orthopedic and gastrointestinal surgeries without blood transfusions at Englewood Health. We do all types of major and minor surgery including orthopedic, neurosurgery, liver surgery, bariatric surgery, breast surgery, general surgery, spinal surgery, urologic surgery, gynecological surgery, and cardiac surgery. The only type of surgery we do not do is organ transplantation.

Before surgery, based on the results of a patient’s blood test, doctors may recommend medications and dietary supplements to ensure optimal levels of hemoglobin (an oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells). After surgery, blood loss will be minimized and blood production enhanced through medication, nutrition therapy, and technology, including blood salvage and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

All of our anesthesiologists also participate in the bloodless program and are intimately involved in all clinical aspects of patient blood management. We also offer a full range of medical and outpatient services.

Find a Doctor Specializing in Bloodless Surgery

Please call us directly at 201-894-3656 or toll-free 888-766-2566 for a referral to a surgeon that will fit your specific medical needs and who accepts your insurance.

Techniques and Technologies

Patient blood management and bloodless surgery involve a combination of medical and surgical techniques, as well as technology and strategies to decrease blood loss and enhance a patient’s own blood supply. We offer many high-quality, safe, and effective alternatives to blood transfusions.

Minimally Invasive Surgery and Meticulous Surgical Techniques

Surgical instruments and techniques specially designed to minimize blood loss by using the smallest or most efficient incisions.

Blood Salvage/Cell Saver

A device that recycles a patient’s own blood that is lost during surgery, collects it, cleans it and returns it to the patient.

Oximetry

Tracks oxygen levels during surgery.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Distributes high concentrations of oxygen into blood prior to surgery, helping patients better withstand surgical procedures.

Argon Beam Coagulator

Coagulates or clots blood during surgery to minimize blood loss.

Hemostatic Drug Therapy

Medications that assist with the clotting functions of blood.

Volume Expanders and Hemodilution

Enhances the circulation of the patient’s own blood via intravenous fluids.

Synthetic Erythropoietin

Stimulates bone marrow to produce enough red blood cells to obviate transfusion.

Harmonic Scalpel

A scalpel that employs vibration and friction to cut and cause blood clotting at virtually the same time.

Electrocautery

Uses heat to stop vessels from bleeding.