About Beaumont's Digestive Health Center of Excellence

At Beaumont, our commitment to providing advanced diagnostics and innovative treatment options for digestive diseases is matched with our commitment to providing the highest quality care and convenience for our patients.

Highest Quality

That's why at Beaumont, patient safety is as important as medical progress. Though we treat thousands of patients for digestive conditions each year, our outcomes are favorable to national averages. To find out more about our outcome data for Gastroenterology and related surgery, visit the outcomes section of our website.  

We constantly strive to improve even these outstanding results in order to provide the best quality of care for our patients. You can read more about our many efforts to enhance quality and safety by visiting our quality and safety initiatives page.   

Patient-centered Care

That’s also why we provide team-based, patient-centered care. Whether in our Center for Reflux and Esophageal Cancer Prevention or our Liver Transplant Program, we have streamlined our diagnostic and treatment processes and added nurses who assist you in navigating the care system and serve as a single point of contact for you, your family and your primary care physician.   

This commitment to excellence is rooted in our long history of providing outstanding care for digestive conditions. Beaumont, Royal Oak once again ranked in the U.S. News & World Report's top 50 hospitals in the nation for gastroenterology, a ranking they have had 16 of the past 18 years. Beaumont, Troy and Grosse Pointe also received high-performing rankings in the U.S. News & World Report as well.

History

Dr. William BeaumontThe health system is named for one of the pioneers of digestive health, William Beaumont, M.D., a surgeon who served in the U.S. Army. While serving at the Mackinac Island outpost, Dr. Beaumont treated a young trapper who had been shot accidentally in the stomach. The patient’s unique wound allowed Dr. Beaumont to conduct numerous experiments in human digestion. He published several reports on his findings, including a book, Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the Physiology of Digestion. Dr. Beaumont, who became known as the “Father of Gastric Physiology,” died in 1853 in St. Louis, MO.