Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery
Many of the minimally invasive procedures used by Pilla Heart Center physicians and surgeons reduce blood loss, so patients are less likely to need blood transfusions. For patients who specifically wish to avoid exposure to donated blood and blood components during their care, we work with the specialists at the Abington Memorial Hospital Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery. This team is highly knowledgeable in advanced blood conservation methods and committed to taking every step possible to avoid the use of blood.
The bloodless medicine team helps with planning for tests, surgery and inpatient care, to document and support patient choices. By having the latest medical technology available, patients wanting bloodless treatment find they are able to receive the highest quality medical and surgical care for heart conditions while also having their wishes understood and respected.
Read a cardiac surgery patient’s story about receiving bloodless surgical and medical treatment at the Pilla Heart Center.
For expertise on bloodless treatment for cardiovascular conditions, contact the specialists at Abington’s Pilla Heart Center.