Quality of life improves with minimally invasive surgery for low back pain

Beaumont research: minimally invasive back surgery outcomes show favorable results Beaumont research findings published in the February online issue of Spine shows that patients who have a low back surgery called minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, end up better off in many ways than patients who have more invasive

Beaumont study: Gamma Knife helps patients with painful facial nerve disorder

Research results published in the Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience journal Research by Beaumont Health System radiation oncologists and neurosurgeons found that symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia, or TN, a nerve disorder causing severe facial pain, were reduced in those treated with Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery. The results were

Beaumont Health System appoints three board directors

Beaumont Health System has announced the appointment of three new members to its board of directors. They are: Richard Astrein, Huntington Woods, president and owner of Astrein Creative Jewelers in Birmingham. Astrein has served as a Beaumont trustee since 2002. He also serves as a Beaumont Foundation board member and as co-chair of Stars

Beaumont Health System appoints five trustees

Five community residents were recently elected as trustees of Beaumont Health System. Beaumont has 105 trustees who meet twice a year and serve on committees to make recommendations to Beaumont’s board of directors. Stephen Eisenberg, Bloomfield Hills, is president of Kenwal Steele Corporation. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of

Beaumont hosts ’Women, Wisdom and Wellness‘ event to increase breast health awareness

Beaumont Health System is hosting a health fair to educate women on breast health, nutrition and wellness. The event will be held March 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Auburn Hills Community Center located at 1827 N. Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills. Digital mammography at Beaumont Speaking at this free event is Eric A. Brown, M.D., director of

National Pancake Day on March 4 supports Beaumont Children’s Hospital

Order up at IHOP’s National Pancake Day on March 4 to benefit Beaumont Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. IHOP will be serving up a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to guests during its annual event to help sick and injured children. Guests then are encouraged to make donations to help Beaumont Children’s

Beaumont first in U.S. to treat prostate cancer with MRI-guided ultrasound therapy

Research study testing effectiveness of new outpatient treatment for localized prostate cancer Dr. James Relle, urologist (right), and Dr. Kiran Nandalur,radiologist, review MRI images of a prostate cancer patient. Urologists at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak are first in the U.S. to treat localized prostate cancer with a transurethral

Beaumont holds first international congress on underactive bladder

NIH-funded session in Bethesda to heighten awareness of little-known UAB Underactive bladder, estimated to affect more than 20 percent of the elderly population, is an unrecognized disease that has a major influence on the health and independence of seniors. Beaumont Health System urologists hope to heighten awareness of underactive

An angel in a red dress: Beaumont RN is national “Go Red for Women” spokesperson

As the administrative nurse manager of the cardiac unit at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Annette Sciberras, RN, knows the symptoms of heart disease very well. But even she ignored the warning signs of a heart problem. Born with a heart defect called pulmonary stenosis, she had life-saving surgery when she was six. The experience inspired her to

Nearly 260 Beaumont physicians named to 2014 Best Doctors in America® List

A total of 257 Beaumont Health System physicians appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014, including doctors from all three Beaumont hospitals. Only 5 percent of doctors in America earn this honor, decided by impartial peer review. “We are very proud of our high-quality physicians who practice in the Beaumont Health System,” says David