The Bloodless Medicine & Surgery Program at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, which endeavors to minimize blood loss by using special blood conservation methods, is available upon request to any patient.

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has assembled a multidisciplinary team of skilled physicians and surgeons committed to blood conservation. They use state-of-the-art blood conservation devices, pharmaceuticals and meticulous surgical techniques to minimize blood loss during medical or surgical intervention.

Why Choose Bloodless Medicine?

bloodmedThe Bloodless Medicine & Surgery Program is for patients who desire medical care without use of donor blood during medical and surgical procedures. There are many reasons you may prefer a "transfusion-free" treatment method. You may have strong religious convictions that prevent you from receiving blood transfusions. Or you may have a personal preference against receiving donor blood due to the risk of blood-borne diseases or transfusions reactions.  The Bloodless Medicine & Surgery Program at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is here to meet the needs of patients searching for “bloodless” alternatives.

The Bloodless Medicine & Surgery Program uses techniques, equipment and procedures to conserve blood loss during surgery. These include:

  • Volume Expanders: Intravenous fluids enhance the circulation of blood without the use of blood or blood products.
  • EPO (Erythropoietin): A synthetic medication used to produce more red blood cells by stimulating bone marrow.
  • Micro Sampling: For lab tests, conserves blood by reducing the amount of blood tested and frequency of blood tests.
  • Intra- and Post-Operative Blood Salvaging: A technique to collect, clean and return your blood during and after surgery.
  • Electrocautery:  A surgical device used to seal blood vessels during surgery, saving time and minimizing bleeding.
  • Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery: Helps eliminate large incisions to reduce blood loss.
  • Medications: To help reduce blood loss by increasing clotting or controlling excessive bleeding.

Are Bloodless Medical Procedures Safe?

Advances in equipment and technology have allowed physicians and surgeons to safely and successfully perform a multitude of procedures, ranging from routine to complex--without blood transfusions.

What Are The Benefits of Bloodless Medicine?

  • Improved patient outcomes
  • Possible reductions in complications and infections
  • Faster recovery time
  • Shorter hospital stays

A Team Approach

We recognize and respect your decision to choose our Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program. Our multidisciplinary team will work with you throughout your hospital stay to address your personal preferences and health concerns. At Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, bloodless medicine can be safely used on a wide variety of surgical procedures including, but not limited to:

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Colon/rectal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics/gynecology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urology and urologic surgery
  • Vascular surgery

Bloodless Medicine Patient Navigator

The Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is committed to meeting the needs of our patients, including those who prefer or require “bloodless” alternatives. From pre-surgery, during hospitalization, and after surgery, our Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program Patient Navigator is here to help guide patients through their bloodless journey. To learn more about our Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program call our Patient Navigator at 855-912-1724. 

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