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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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Beaumont, Royal Oak appoints new chief of pediatric neurosurgery

Holly S. Gilmer, M.D., has been named the chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. "Dr. Gilmer is a most welcome addition to our neurosurgery team," says Charles Shanley, M.D., senior vice president, Surgical Services and chairman, department of Surgery. "Her surgical skills, leadership and breadth of

Beaumont researching nonsurgical heart valve repair

Beaumont is the first hospital in metro Detroit to treat patients in a clinical study evaluating the MitraClip® system to repair the mitral valve without open-heart surgery. The MitraClip® device is used for patients with moderately severe to severe mitral regurgitation, the most common type of heart valve problem. With the clip,

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe announces new chiefs

Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe has announced the appointment of several medical and surgical chiefs who will take on administrative responsibilities in their respective areas. "We are very pleased to have these talented, skilled physicians at Beaumont," says Larry Lloyd, M.D., senior vice president and director of Surgical

Beaumont opens offsite center for urologic care

Beaumont Hospitals is opening an offsite Urology Procedure Center to enhance convenience for patients undergoing outpatient urologic procedures. The $4-million center, which is in the Beaumont Comprehensive Urology Center at 31157 Woodward Ave. (north of 13 Mile Road) in Royal Oak, will open June 17. Some of the treatments to be performed

Beaumont patients with diabetes reduce heart risk

More than half of patients with diabetes and high blood pressure at the Beaumont Weight Control Center who enrolled in a national research study reduced their blood pressure to normal levels. As a result, they've lowered their risk for serious heart and vascular problems, including eye and kidney damage. Three hundred Beaumont patients were