San Diego Bloodless Medicine

Sharp HealthCare offers comprehensive, transfusion-free invasive and noninvasive surgery options using bloodless techniques and procedures. 

Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Center at Sharp Chula Vista 

Sharp HealthCare is committed to meeting the special and personal needs of all patients. The Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Center at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center is open to patients who, for religious or personal reasons, wish to avoid the use of blood transfusions during surgery.

Why Choose Sharp's Bloodless Medicine Services?

  • Medical Director Dr. Hugo Barrera performs more than 90 percent of all surgeries without using blood transfusions
  • Our comprehensive bloodless medical center is the only one of its kind in San Diego County
  • Our medical and surgical professionals use blood conserving technologies
  • Our surgeons have successfully performed open-heart surgery, joint replacement surgery and other complex bloodless procedures without the use of donor blood
  • Sharp is one of 132 hospitals in the U.S. to offer a comprehensive bloodless medicine and surgery center
  • Since May 2003, Sharp's bloodless center has successfully cared for more than 2,000 patients with blood conservation techniques

Bloodless Medicine Programs and Services

Sharp offers an advanced way of performing surgery without transfusions, using progressive techniques before, during and after surgery to minimize blood loss. This sophisticated approach allows physicians to care for patients without using donor blood because an ample supply of the patient’s own blood is retained.

Conditions We Treat Using Bloodless Medicine

Sharp's bloodless surgery procedures range from routine appendectomies to complex orthopedic and open-heart surgeries. Bloodless therapies are applied to a variety of medical conditions and within many medical and surgical specialties, including:
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Gynecology 

Our Team of Bloodless Medicine Specialists

A team of highly skilled surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, social workers, pastoral counselors and other health care professionals use forward-thinking techniques in blood conservation methods to care for individuals requesting bloodless medical treatment. Patients can expect to receive assistance and support before and after surgery from the bloodless center manager, who is bilingual and has more than 20 years of experience working with patients requesting bloodless medical services.

Bloodless Surgery Patient Story

Hortencia's Bloodless Medicine Patient Story As a Jehovah's Witness, Hortencia did not want to accept blood transfusions for her necessary hip surgery. Hortencia chose Sharp's Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Center. Read bloodless medicine patient stories by Hortencia and others now.

Find a San Diego Bloodless Medicine Doctor

To learn more about Sharp HealthCare's bloodless medicine services or to find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for San Diego bloodless medicine doctors or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.

For More Bloodless Medicine Information

To contact the Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Center at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, please call 619-502-4037 or toll-free at 1-866-873-6625, or send us an email.