Our advanced technology can help conserve your blood
We use state-of-the-art blood conservation techniques to help avoid blood transfusions for those patients who would prefer not to receive donor blood. The specific technology your doctor uses will vary depending on your surgery or procedure; however, some options your doctor may consider include:
- Blood conservation techniques - Our specialists can lower your blood pressure and temperature during surgery to help conserve your blood supply. We can also use low-volume sampling techniques to limit the amount of blood that needs to be drawn for lab testing.
- Harmonic scalpel, lasers, argon beam coagulator and electrocautery - When used during surgery, these tools can help reduce blood loss.
- Intra-operative blood salvage (cell saver) and hemodilution - These technologies are used to save, filter and then recirculate your own non-stored blood during a surgery or other medical procedure.
- Medications - We use synthetic erythropoietin to stimulate bone marrow to produce red blood cells and other medications to promote blood clotting.
- Transcutaneous oxygen monitoring and pulse oximetry - We place sensors on the skin to noninvasively track oxygen levels during surgery.
- Volume expanders - Intravenous (IV) fluids can enhance your blood circulation without the use of additional blood or blood products.