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Articles by Marcy Sanchez, William Beaumont Army Medical Center

William Beaumont Army Medical Center rivals prestigious cancer centers

Army Maj. Daniel Nelson, surgical oncologist and director of the Commission on Cancer at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, instructs medical residents during a bilateral mastectomy at WBAMC. Nelson, the only board-certified surgical oncologist in El Paso, is one of many physicians with advanced medical training, along with WBAMC’s Commission on Cancer, preparing medical residents for unconventional cases they may experience throughout their careers. (U.S. Army photo By Marcy Sanchez)

William Beaumont Army Medical Center has more than a half century of experience in providing cancer care

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Beaumont Army Medical Center only laparoscopic surgery test site in region

Army Capt. Derek Kirby, medical resident, General Surgery Program, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, practices laparoscopic techniques using pegs on a laparoscopic simulator at WBAMC’s Simulation Center. WBAMC was recently recognized as a Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery testing site, the only medical facility to be recognized as such in a 400 mile radius. This recognition will allow medical residents and physicians to attain the certification locally, a requirement for graduating general surgery residents. (U.S. Army photo by Marcy Sanchez)

Laparoscopic surgery has been an evolving technology for many years

Medical team saves newborn’s life

Maria Ortiz, registered nurse, Labor and Delivery Section, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, checks vitals on Vanessa Torres, a laboring mom, as part of daily operations at WBAMC’s L&D section. Recently, Ortiz and other staff members quickly responded to an umbilical cord prolapse, an obstetrical emergency, at WBAMC resulting in the successful delivery of a baby, despite the life-threatening complication. (U.S. Army photo)

Staff quickly respond to the obstetrical emergency via an emergency cesarean section

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