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Charlotte Ponce New Ear Surgery Complete

Kongkrit Chaiyasate, M.D., pediatric plastic surgeon, Beaumont Children’s Hospital, has attached a new ear he created for 12-year-old Charlotte Ponce of Spring Lake, Mich.

On April 15, 2014, Dr. Chaiyasate removed pieces of Charlotte’s ribs to create a new ear. He placed the molded pieces of the ribs under Charlotte’s forearm to allow skin to grow around the new ear. On July 10, 2014, Dr. Chaiyasate removed the ear from the child’s arm and attached it to her head.

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Cancer survivor repays gratitude with giant gift to Beaumont

Giant, inflatable colon raises colorectal cancer awareness What’s gray, pink and red, 32 feet long, 20 feet wide and 12 feet high? Answer: A giant, inflatable model of the human colon. The display travels to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and Beaumont, Troy in March during National Colorectal Awareness Month. “It definitely grabs your attention,”

Beaumont’s inflatable colon display highlights Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

What’s 12 feet high, 20 feet wide and 32 feet long? Display travels to Royal Oak and Troy Because March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Beaumont Health System is stepping up its community awareness efforts. To kick off the month, area residents and community groups are invited to see a large, inflatable human colon on

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