Access to Clinical Trials
Our doctors participate in numerous clinical trials aimed at improving treatments options for people who request bloodless surgery. You may have the opportunity to participate in our ongoing clinical trials to test these approaches before they become widely available.
Support for Your Decisions
You meet individually with our team of doctors, nurses, and staff to discuss your bloodless medical and surgical options. We help you choose an approach that's right for you.
Our experts use a variety of techniques to eliminate the need for blood transfusion. They include:
- Argon beam, which coagulates blood at the bleeding site during surgery
- Cell saver, which cleans and recirculates your own blood continually during surgery
- Electro-cauterization, which uses heat to stop vessels from bleeding
- Harmonic scalpel, which uses mechanical energy to coagulate blood and cut tissue
We also use hemodilution to increase the fluid content of blood, and erythropoietin to stimulate bone marrow to produce more red blood cells.
Commitment to Safety and Satisfaction
Our bloodless surgery program has been carefully designed to comply with our hospital policies, guidelines, and protocols. We are committed to your safety and satisfaction in every aspect of the care we provide.
Bloodless medical procedures require special expertise, precise monitoring, the latest equipment, and innovative techniques. Our highly skilled team of experts offers you the latest advances.
Complex Surgical Care
We work closely with Duke surgeons in orthopaedics, neurosurgery, cardiology, cancer, and other specialties. They are highly trained and expertly prepared to use bloodless techniques during complex surgical cases.
Pre-Anemia Surgical Referrals
You may be referred to our program to reduce your risk for developing anemia after surgery.
If you are interested in learning more about bloodless surgery at Duke University Hospital, call the Center for Blood Conservation at 919-668-2467 to complete a pre-operative consultation. The doctors linked to this page are just a few of those with particular experience and interest in blood conservation techniques. Blood Conservation staff are also able to help you to find an appropriate specialist to care for your needs.