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A 23-year-old male asked:

I want know about bloodless surgery?

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Dr. Shahruq Sarela
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Bloodless medicine: so the idea behind bloodless medicine is, before your surgery you have your own blood drawn. About 3-4 pints before the operation. If you do need blood because of excess bleeding in the OR, the surgeon will use the blood they obtained prior to give back to you. If you had further bleeding, they will start you on IV iron therapy, and epogen (epoetin alfa) to stimulate blood production.
Dr. Abdus Khan
Urgent Care 31 years experience
Cataract: Cataract surgeries are bloodless surgeries. But if you want to know about any particular ones, the list of bloodless surgeries may not be big. Surgeon try to limit the blood loss to very minimum.

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