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Beaumont, Royal Oak breaks ground on Proton Therapy Center to treat cancer

Construction has begun on a new Proton Therapy Center at Beaumont Hospital’s Cancer Institute in Royal Oak. Proton therapy is a newer, high-tech alternative to treating certain cancers. The benefits: a scanning beam of proton radiation with online image guidance offers greater precision to destroy cancerous cells, sparing healthy tissue with fewer side effects. This will be the first single-room proton treatment center of its kind in Michigan.

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Neurosurgeon's Advanced Minimally Invasive Technique Relieves Severe Face Pain

Jeff Jackson, 49, of Troy, began having face pain about two years ago. At first the pain was annoying, but later it became more frequent and at times intolerable. "It felt like a red hot ice pick with 220 volts running through it," Jackson explained. "And after the pain went away, I always worried when it might return. It was

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