Bloodless Surgery

For a variety of reasons, including religion and medical concerns, many surgeries are now performed using “bloodless surgery” techniques. Our New Milford 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.
For patients who decline blood transfusions for religious reasons, we have a comprehensive program to as safely as possible eliminate the need for blood transfusion.