What is Bloodless Spine Surgery?
Bloodless Surgery is a form of Patient Blood Management, a process aimed at minimizing blood loss during surgical procedures. The goal of bloodless surgery is to avoid the need for blood transfusions or donor blood during surgery or post operative recovery.
There is strong scientific evidence indicating that general patient health is better when blood transfusion is avoided during surgery.
Specific advantages of bloodless surgery include:
- Lower rates of post operative complications including: cardiac arrest, infection, immunological complications, allergic reactions, blood-borne viruses
- Faster recovery time and shorter hospital stay
- No risk of receiving the wrong blood type or infected blood
Dr. Brisson has received a Certificate of Recognition from the Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Institute (BMSI). His thorough approach to vascular and anterior operating procedures minimizes blood loss during spine surgery. If you or a loved one suffer from back pain, and you would like to know your treatment options, please call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brisson.
"As an operating room nurse for 30 years I continue to be extremely impressed by Dr. Paul Brisson's exceptional surgical skills, technique, and judgment. Dr. Brisson exemplifies all of the advantages of a virtually 'bloodless' surgery where essentially little to no blood is lost during the operation because of his meticulous surgical skills.
His professionalism and genuine compassion in comprehensive patient care are second to none and I consider myself privileged to have worked with him."
- Karen H. RN