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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 can test for heart-attack prone plaques

Heart doctors at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak are first in the world with a laser imaging device that identifies the makeup of plaque deposits on artery walls. As these plaque deposits accumulate, they reduce blood flow to the heart, possibly causing intermittent chest pain called angina, and increasing the likelihood of a heart attack. This

Beaumont volunteers reach 7 million hours of giving

Volunteers at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and Troy have provided comfort, service and aid for 54 years when people are feeling their worst and may be scared. During that time, members of the Volunteer Service Committees have collectively given 7 million hours of community service.  It is an astounding achievement, one that thousands of

Beaumont's transplant program expands, has new leader

Alan J. Koffron, M.D., has been named director of multi-organ transplantation at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. Beaumont currently has a kidney transplant program. It is adding liver and mutli-organ transplants with the arrival of Dr. Koffron. "We're very pleased Dr. Koffron has agreed to lead Beaumont's new multidisciplinary

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe opens renovated pediatrics unit

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe has opened a newly renovated, seven-bed inpatient unit for pediatric care that features state-of-the-art technology and all-private rooms in a child and parent friendly environment. "We are excited about renewing out commitment to Pediatric services," says Jeanne Lewandowski, M.D., chief of Pediatrics at

Beaumont trauma center receives reverification

The American College of Surgeons recently reverified the Level I trauma center at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Level I-designated trauma centers provide the highest level of surgical care to trauma patients in the United States. "This achievement recognizes our trauma team's dedication and expertise in providing optimal care for