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Times of India
14 May 2010
Bangalore, India

Bloodless surgery is a safe and effective approach for early recovery as well as to prevent complications of blood transfusion. Interacting with reporters at Healthcare Global Enterprises (HCG) Ltd, hepatobiliary surgeon Dr Sanjay Govil, said: “Less than 20% of liver resections require transfusion. Earlier, it was considered that liver surgery was impossible without high volume of blood transfusion, but in reality, 80% of the liver related surgery doesn’t need transfusion. And, the objective of conducting bloodless surgery is to reduce blood loss.”

To promote bloodless surgery, HCG has collaborated with Medicoin, a medical consultancy organization, for providing quality healthcare service for those seeking bloodless medical and surgical management.

Cofounder of Medicoin, Michael J Columbus, said: “Performing a surgery without blood loss is bloodless surgery. US military is opting for bloodless surgery as the best and safe alternative in battle field where access to blood is difficult. Even in South Africa, where AIDS is rampant, bloodless surgery is considered as a safe option. In India, we are collaborating with HCG and our focus will be on research, training and to share expertise on appropriate blood management.”

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