For a variety of reasons, including religion and medical concerns, many surgeries are now performed using “bloodless surgery” techniques. Our Danbury Hospital anesthesiologists are well-trained and experienced in these techniques. We use a variety of bloodless surgery techniques, including:
- Intra-op cell salvage: For selected surgical procedures, blood shed during surgery is aseptically collected using a special suction machine along with an anticoagulant. The same blood is periodically transfused back to the patient after proper filtration of debris.