When surgery is the recommended course of treatment, doctors at Saint Peter's University Hospital may use a variety of state-of-the- art technologies and techniques appropriate for the patient and the procedure to minimize blood loss, such as intraoperative cell salvage which calls for cleaning blood that remains in constant circulation. Following surgery, blood loss is minimized and blood production enhanced through medication, nutrition therapy and the use of technology. Blood also can be collected postoperatively from the patient and processed without leaving the patient's body. Patients who opt to have bloodless treatment meet with Marcie Colon, LCSW, coordinator of Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Saint Peter's.
I am having surgery. What can I expect?
Based on the results of a patient's blood test, doctors may recommend a regimen of medications and dietary supplements to ensure optimal levels of hemoglobin (an oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells).
Doctors may use a variety of state-of-the-art technologies and techniques to minimize blood loss.
Blood loss will be minimized and blood production enhanced through medication and nutrition therapy as well as technology, including the use of post-operative blood salvage and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Call (732) 339-7869 to schedule an appointment today and learn how Saint Peter's is helping patients through the use of bloodless medicine and surgery.
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