Our Blood Conservation Team
Expert Care, Exceptional Service
Grant Medical Center surgeons have a high level of expertise in "bloodless" surgery and blood conservation procedures. They work closely with you, respecting your personal choices and meeting your needs before, during and after procedures.
About Our Blood Conservation Specialists
You never know when you or someone you love may need emergency or other surgery. Whatever the procedure, with OhioHealth surgery teams on your side, you’re always in good hands. At OhioHealth, our specialists apply advanced expertise to eliminate or limit blood loss and the need for a blood transfusion during surgery.
The surgeons at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center use “bloodless” surgery and blood conservation – a combination of surgical methods, dietary measures and other techniques that help minimize blood loss. Using state-of-the-art equipment and technology, we can perform a full range of procedures – from appendectomies to heart surgeries – without a transfusion. We can use a bloodless approach for most surgeries, depending on the procedure, your condition and other factors.
OhioHealth’s blood conservation team includes doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses.
Health professionals who may contribute to your care include:
- Advanced Practice Providers
Specialists with advanced training who work closely with your doctor to address complex medical situations.
Medical doctors with advanced specialization in administering medications to control pain and support vital functions. They care for patients before, during and after surgery.
Doctors with specialized training, skill and expertise in preventing, diagnosing and caring for conditions that affect your heart and blood vessels.
Doctors who specialize in caring for people who are hospitalized. During your stay, you’ll see more than one hospitalist. They work as a team to direct and respond to your health and medical needs during your stay.
- Lab Technicians
Professionals who draw blood, collect tissue and body fluid samples, and perform microscopic tests under the supervision of a medical technologist or doctor. Your doctor will use these test results to diagnose and treat your condition.
- Medical Social Services
Also known as Case Management or Social Workers, patient and family advocates who work as part of your care team. They can assist in various ways, from finding needed information and resources to counseling in times of emotional distress.
Doctors who specialize in treating nervous system conditions, including disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
Surgeons who specialize in brain surgery, including surgical and nonsurgical treatment of the nerves, brain and spinal cord.
Specially trained and educated healthcare professionals who collaborate closely with your doctors. They’ll take a hands-on role in delivering compassionate and expert care, from admission through follow-up.
- Nurse Practitioners
Certified nurses who have earned a graduate degree in advanced practice nursing. They work closely with care teams and may conduct physical exams, order lab tests and perform certain procedures.
- Occupational Therapists
Healthcare specialists who work as part of a team. They provide therapies that can improve your ability to develop or improve basic abilities needed for everyday activities to live and work.
- Physical Therapists
Healthcare specialists who help improve or restore your ability to move freely, including muscle and joint function, after illness or injury.
Doctors licensed to practice medicine who will collaborate with other doctors, specialists and teams while directing your care – from diagnosis, testing and treatment plans through recovery.