McLaren Macomb expands surgical technology

McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed hospital serving all of Macomb County, has expanded its surgical services with the addition of two leading-edge pieces of technology to treat conditions common to the public.

Offering an increased level of precision, the MR Fusion Prostate Biopsy provides a less invasive option to successfully biopsy suspected prostate cancer lesions and tumors, selectively targeting more aggressive forms of cancer, leading to reduced occurrences of false positives.

With more than 180,000 new cases every year, prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, affecting one in seven.

Suspected areas are first identified by MRI and marked by radiologists. An enhanced 3D image of the prostate is rendered and, under ultrasound guidance, surgeons perform the biopsy assisted by robotic technology, ensuring only suspected areas are targeted and healthy tissue is spared.

Additionally, McLaren Macomb also added an Ureterolithotripsy (URS) Laser Lithotripsy Service, a non-invasive alternative to the surgical removal of kidney, gallbladder or ureter stones – stones large and small, and in any location in the body.

While stones don’t often leave permanent damage, they can be painful to pass. The procedure uses the latest imaging technology and laser system to fragment the stone, allowing the patient to safely and painlessly pass it through the body.

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About McLaren Macomb

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit or follow our blog

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 15 hospitals in Michigan and Ohio, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 588,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 28,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 90,000 network providers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Learn more at