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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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Beaumont first to test new tool to treat atrial fibrillation

  Doctors at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak recently treated the first heart patient in the United States participating in a research study with a new technology called High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. The 65-year-old woman from White Lake, Mich. is part of a national study looking at HIFU as a potential treatment option for the debilitating

Beaumont study uses heat to attack liver cancer

Researchers at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak are recruiting people with liver cancer for research that uses heat to destroy tumors. The heat is generated in a procedure called radiofrequency ablation. The procedure uses electrical energy to create radio waves that in turn produce heat used to destroy cancer cells. About 120 participants

Beaumont offers new treatment option with radiation Gamma Knife

Southeast Michigan has a new option for advanced radiation treatment for brain tumors and neurological conditions with the installation of a Gamma Knife® at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. The $3.5-million Gamma Knife® uses 201 focused beams to deliver a highly therapeutic dose of radiation to the brain with pinpoint accuracy and without the

Beaumont research gives new hope for bladder control

Beaumont Hospitals has launched a research study to "rewire" nerves in the spinal cord in the hope of giving bladder control to people with spinal cord injury or spina bifida who otherwise depend on self-catheterization to urinate. In spinal cord injury and spina bifida, the nerves that control the bladder and sphincter are damaged.

$4.5-million surgical learning center opens

Surgical teams from the United States and around the world will learn advanced robotic and minimally invasive surgical techniques at the newly opened Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. The 5,500-square-foot, $4.5-million center is believed to be the first of its kind in the world. It was funded in