New Gallbladder Removal Leaves Barely a Scar

Surgeons at Beaumont Hospitals are taking minimally invasive surgery one step further when they remove gallbladders. Instead of making four small cuts on the stomach, two surgeons have refined their skills to remove the gallbladder through a ¾-inch incision at the bellybutton. Gallbladder removal, or cholycystectomy (KOE-lee-sis-TEC-tuh-mee),

BioBank to Help Catch Disease Early and Personalize Treatment for Beaumont Patients

The Beaumont Research Institute has opened a BioBank that uses state-of-the-art molecular and genetic equipment and analysis for early detection and prediction of disease, leading to the development of personalized treatment plans for patients.  "With the BioBank, biomarkers from tissue, blood or fluids are used to develop what we hope

Beaumont Nurses Don Hardhats for Charity

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak nurses will trade their scrubs and suits for hardhats this week to pick up hammers and raise walls for Habitat for Humanity®. "Beaumont Nurse Build" will also include a handful of other staff and even some of their family members who've agreed to pitch in. They will gather 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday

Beaumont Breaks Ground for Royal Oak Hospital Expansion: Tyners Pledge $5M Gift for Children

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak broke ground today for a $204-million north expansion that will replace its Emergency Center and add an intensive care unit and operating rooms. The 346,000-square-foot project called the North Pavilion includes a new Emergency Center with 173 private patient rooms, a 36-bed intensive care unit, four operating

Health and Wellness Center a 1st for Beaumont

Beaumont Hospitals broke ground today for a new health and wellness center on a seven-acre site on South Boulevard between John R and Dequindre roads in Rochester Hills. The $20-million project, at approximately 98,000 square feet, will include a fitness center with a lap pool, track, gymnasium and exercise equipment; physical therapy;

Postal Service Unveils Alzheimer's Stamp at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe

The Fox Creek Station Post Office unveiled a social awareness stamp commemorating Alzheimer's Awareness at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe today. Fox Creek Station Manager John Plona said that Beaumont, Grosse Pointe was a natural partner to highlight the new stamp and bring local awareness to the concern of Alzheimer's and the availability

Top 10 Practical Tips to Boost Your Immune System

Cold and flu season is just around the corner, but that doesn't mean you have to start stocking up on tissues and over-the-counter remedies. You can take simple steps to help your body fight off the nasty "bugs" that will be flying around. Jeffrey Band, M.D., director of Infectious Diseases for Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and medical

Beaumont Offers New Liver Transplant Support Group

One hundred and eighty-five liver transplants took place in Michigan in 2007 and currently 305 people are on the waiting list, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. As more people are becoming involved in the transplant process, there is a need for guidance and nurturing by others who have been though it. A new

How to Talk to Kids about Disabilities

Social worker Therese Scarpace, L.M.S.W., of Beaumont Hospitals' Pediatric Rehabilitation, interacts with hundreds of children who have "disabilities." She offers the following advice for teaching children how to understand and relate to those with disabilities. If parents can teach their children a simple way of understanding

Toy Cart at Beaumont, Troy Brings Smiles

Generous donations from community members are brightening hospital stays for children treated at Beaumont Hospital, Troy. The hospital recently introduced a Pediatric Toy Cart filled with age-specific toys and games for patients in the hospital's Pediatric Unit and in other treatment and public areas at the Troy hospital. As part of a