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Dr. Seski became the first physician in Pittsburgh to pioneer bloodless surgery in 1981. He successfully uses bloodless techniques to treat many high risk patients and also patient's who refused blood transfusions.
As Medical Director at The Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Allegheny General Hospital, patients are provided with a comprehensive approach to their medical treatment and surgery without the use of blood transfusion.
Marilyn Brooks, the former Medical Editor of KDKA-TV 2, Reports on her discoveries regarding Bloodless Medicine and Dr. Seski. Enjoy her report here. To learn more about Bloodless Medicine available at the West Penn Allegheny Health System, click here.
"The same thing is true of diabetes, hypertension, severe heart disease. ... All of these things complicate a surgical procedure. If the patient comes in and says I don't want blood, that's just another hurdle we have to get over to cure this patient..."
~ Dr. Seski as quoted in The Post Gazette
Read more of the article in The PG, click here.
This process, known as hemodilution, was pioneered in Pittsburgh by Dr. Seski and is used in bloodless techniques.
Click for an interactive chart on blood definitions.