Our bloodless surgery team has been providing bloodless surgery techniques in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary program to religious populations, like the Jehovah’s Witnesses and others, who are concerned about transfusions during surgery.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s surgeons, healthcare professionals and staff have a combined 20 years of experience in providing bloodless surgery techniques and understand the need for a comprehensive bloodless surgery program that crosses all departments within the hospital. Patients who need bloodless surgery know that we practice the very best in blood conservation techniques, both before surgery, during surgery and after surgery.
Patient and Healthcare Professional Education
Our team educates other healthcare professionals about the benefits of blood management surgery. In fact, other departments within the hospital employ many of our techniques to conserve the blood supply—a benefit to all patients.
Mark Zawadsky, MD, Medical Director
Dr. Zawadsky is the medical director of the Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and has had significant exposure to bloodless medicine and surgery patients when he was the former chief of arthroplasty service at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA, before joining MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
Mike Hofmann, Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program Coordinator
Mike Hofmann has been a bloodless surgery administrator for more than 20 years and has served as a member of the Hospital Liaison Committee for the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Richard Verstraete, RN, Nursing Coordinator
Richard Verstraete has been a critical care nurse for more than 11 years. Prior to that, he was involved in medical research for six years.
Want to know more about bloodless surgery? Please call us at 202-444-1797 to make an appointment or talk to our administrator about your bloodless surgery needs.