Bloodless Heart Surgery (Transfusion-free)
At Providence, our mission is to provide compassionate and comprehensive care for all individuals. This belief, coupled with our respect for the many faiths of our patients, drove us to develop new and continuously advancing bloodless surgery programs.
Bloodless surgery is surgery designed to prevent the loss of blood, eliminating the need for blood transfusions.
There are different types of bloodless surgeries, as it is a technique that continues to grow throughout the medical field. Using bloodless surgery techniques can greatly benefit patients in a variety of ways.
Bloodless surgery effectively eliminates the possible complications that come with having blood transfused including the chance of developing blood-borne diseases and other various complications.
Most surgeries require blood transfusion. Sometimes, a matching blood donation cannot be found, resulting in postponement or cancelation of a surgical procedure. Bloodless surgery helps minimize the need for blood donations entirely.
Bloodless surgery comes in many forms and is holistic in its philosophy, meaning it requires a total approach to minimizing bleeding before, during and after surgery.
In traditional surgical procedures, surgeons attempt to minimize bleeding as it occurs. With bloodless surgery, even more efficiency is required. Bloodless surgery makes use of advanced electrocautery technology to promote clotting, which limits blood loss and helps control bleeding throughout a surgical procedure.
Bloodless surgeries are surgical operations like any other. The different types of surgeries carry their own individual risks. These include infection, blood clots, possible nerve damage, as well as postoperative pain.