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CMC has the facilities and services to serve the unique needs of patients from Lebanon and the Middle East. Virtually all medical services a patient might need from outpatient to inpatient care – doctor’s visits, testing, surgery, laboratory, imaging and hospital care – are all available "under one roof". The scheduling of these services is done in a coordinated and efficient way, so that what could take days and weeks to accomplish can be done in a matter of hours.
ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY
Allergy and Immunology Specialists are trained in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of disorders involving the immune system. At the CMC, American practice standards are employed to evaluate and to treat allergic conditions, ranging from sinuses to food allergy to drug allergies.
An expertly performed evaluation for allergic and other conditions mimicking allergy is the key step for proper diagnosis. Examples of diagnosis tests include: nasal smear testing, serum specific IgE testing and other allergy/immunology laboratory testing, and lung function testing.
In addition, we ensure initial and continuous patient education is employed using regularly updated information and resources.
Treatment modalities vary from simple avoidance measures and medications to advanced immuno-modulating treatments such as allergen immunotherapy and anti-IgE antibody therapy.
Since allergic conditions affect several organ systems with other medical services in the hospital, coordination and consultation with the Pulmonary and Otolaryngology services is particularly important when dealing with conditions such as asthma and allergic rhinitis/sinusitis.
To schedule an appointment with an Allergy and Immunology Physician please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1111 or request an appointment online.
ANESTHESIOLOGY & PAIN MANAGEMENT
The goal of the CMC professional staff of anesthesiologists is to eliminate the discomfort and anxiety associated with all forms of care and is available to provide a complete range of services to internationally accepted and accredited standards.
Developments in technology and advances made in modern pharmacology as well as the ability to apply a series of new medical methods have made anesthesia a “comfortable” method for both patients and physicians.
Examples of specialized assessments include:
•Preoperative medical evaluations
•Intra-operative pain management
•Critical care management
•Management of acute and chronic pain
•Diagnosis of acute and chronic pain syndromes
•Injections and nerve blocks
•Obstetrical analgesia and anesthesia
Bariatric Surgery, commonly known as weight-loss surgery, is indicated for patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI = kg/m2) above 40 or for patients with a BMI ranging between 35 and 40 and having related health issues. Moreover, diabetic patients with a BMI greater than 30 can also chose bariatric surgery as a treatment approach.
Bariatric Surgery at CMC is performed laparoscopically (a minimally invasive method) and can also be done without any evident scar through the technique: the Single Site Trans-Umbilical Laparoscopy.
The types of Bariatric Surgery provided at CMC are:
1.Gastric Banding: a silicone, hollow and inflatable ring is positioned around the entry of the stomach. The surgeon modifies the diameter of the entry of food to the stomach according to the weight-loss and eating capabilities of the patient.
2.Sleeve Gastrectomy: a laparoscopic surgery where 80% of the stomach is removed. This results in a small gastric pouch and reduces the volume of food intake and hunger.
3.Roux-in-Y Gastric Bypass: a laparoscopic procedure where the stomach is divided in two parts:
a. A larger part that remains closed and is excluded from the digestive tract.
b. A smaller and functional gastric pouch that is connected to the esophagus and receives very small meals. It is then connected to the bowel (bypassing 1.5 to 2 m of the bowel) to re-establish the continuity of the digestive circuit.
The result of the Roux-in-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery is double: limited food intake and lower calories absorption because of the partial bowel exclusion. Vitamin supplements will have to be prescribed to the patient to avoid deficiencies.
Bariatric Surgery is the only validated treatment for severe/morbid obesity. It is performed at CMC exclusively under laparoscopy and can be done with no visible scar. Complication rate is not significant with patients being carefully selected and operated on by an experienced surgical team as it is the case at CMC.
The Bariatric Surgery program is directed by Professor Claude Tayar, an international expert in this field who recently joined the General Surgery department at CMC.
To schedule an appointment with a Bariatric Surgeon please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1201 or request an appointment online.
At CMC, Cardiothoracic Surgeons are equipped with the state-of-the-art technology and all cardiac vascular and thoracic operations are performed using the most recent cutting-edge surgical techniques.
The most recent tools, available at CMC, for performing complex surgical procedures, include lung tissue biopsy, thoracoscopies as well as open thoracotomies.
Moreover, the thoracic surgery team is indulged in assisting spine surgical procedures, necessitating anterior as well as posterior approaches.
To schedule an appointment with a Cardiothoracic or Cardiovascular Surgeon please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1111 or request an appointment online.
Colon and rectal surgeons are specialized in surgical and non-surgical treatment of colon and rectal problems. They have completed advanced training in the treatment of colon and rectal problems in addition to full training in general surgery.
Colon and rectal surgeons treat benign and malignant conditions, perform routing screening examinations and surgically treat problems when necessary.
To schedule an appointment with a Colorectal Surgeon please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1201 or request an appointment online.
Endocrinologists offer a comprehensive approach in the screening, diagnosis and treatment of all types of Endocrine and Metabolic disorders including Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid, Lipid, Adrenal and Pituitary gland diseases.
•Diabetes screening and diagnosis services and expertise in treatment. The service focuses on patient education at all stages of the disease, including pre-diabetes stages.
•Thyroid Ultrasound, on-site Ultrasound-guided biopsies and Thyroid Nuclear studies and treatment as indicated.
•Diagnosis and treatment of Osteoporosis by performing On-site Bone Mineral Density tests. Reports are generated and read by the endocrinologist. All treatment options are available including once-a-year intravenous infusions. In patients with severe back pain, vertebroplasty procedures are offered through the Orthopedics department.
•Early screening and diagnosis and aggressive treatment of lipid disorders are offered, including dietary counseling and medications and aim to prevent cardiovascular diseases and mortality.
•Expert consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with Adrenal and Pituitary gland disorders as well as other neuroendocrine disorders.
To schedule an appointment with an Endocrinologist please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1111 or request an appointment online.
The emergency department at CMC is a state-of-the-art 8 beds department which provided compassionate and dignified medical care to all people seeking emergency medical attention. The department is fully equipped and staffed with board-certified physicians and registered nurses specifically trained to handle all kind of emergency cases 24/7 from minor injuries to the most complex medical emergencies. Our staff is trained to diagnose and treat patients in fast and efficient manner.
The specialized areas within the department are: a triage bed, two monitored resuscitation beds and five general treatment beds. In addition the department has a fully equipped operating room within its facility which makes our ER function like a hospital in itself.
Patient transport is often a critical factor in receiving urgent care. For this reason, CMC offers a support ambulance staffed with qualified paramedics and emergency medical technicians who ensure that expedient care begins even before the patient arrives at the hospital.
GASTROENTEROLOGY & ENDOSCOPY
The center offers comprehensive clinical services in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal tract, pancreatic and liver diseases. The endoscopy unit is designed, equipped and staffed to provide excellent patient care.
A complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures are performed safely, successfully and mostly on outpatient basis.
In addition, a wide range of non-endoscopic gastrointestinal and liver procedures are performed in the unit.
Our clinical services include outpatient and inpatient services with ICU facilities for severely ill patients.
The department’s highly trained personnel work in close association with CMC high-tech radiology department, excellent histopathology service and our dedicated nutrition unit.
To schedule an appointment with a Gastroenterologist please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1201 or request an appointment online.
The department of General Surgery provides evaluation and treatment of the full range of complex general surgery problems working closely with other specialists involved in each patient’s care to diagnose and provide timely surgical intervention for complex conditions.
The department provides modern and comprehensive surgical care for routine problems and for critically ill patients including the minimally invasive surgery program, which offers a full spectrum of minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures as well as Bariatric surgery, Breast surgery, Colorectal surgery, Endocrine surgery and Hepatobiliary surgery.
To schedule an appointment with a General Surgeon please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1201 or request an appointment online.
The clinical activity of the Hematology-Oncology Division at CMC includes:
•Counseling and consult services at the specialized clinics
•Chemotherapy administration in the same-day hospital for out-patients,
•Adverse event management
•Follow-ups and long term toxicities follow-up
High quality of diagnostic techniques is used including laboratories, radiological exams, histo-pathology laboratory, and endoscopies.
CMC’s highly qualified hematology and oncology team is committed to deliver the best treatment to the patient in a multidisciplinary work environment.
To schedule an appointment with a Hematologist and Oncologist please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1111 or request an appointment online.
At CMC, Infectious Disease Physicians provide consultation and treatment for inpatients who may be immuno-compromised because of a medical condition or current treatment or with a low resistance to infection after an operation and for outpatients with infections or fevers of unknown origins.
To schedule an appointment with an Infectious Disease Specialist please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1111 or request an appointment online.
Maxillofacial Surgery is a discipline that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of various anomalies of the mouth, jaw, and face.
Maxillofacial surgeons treat various facial and jaw tumors and reconstruct them. They also correct jaw deformities by orthognatic surgery which aims at the re-establishing the proper jaw relationships by aligning the jaws properly to improve functions and facial esthetics.
Combined with esthetic facial surgery or minimally-invasive cosmetic facial procedures such as the use of Botox and fillers, maxillofacial surgeons aim at maximizing facial esthetics. Some of these procedures can be performed in an out-patient setting using local anesthesia such as nitrous-oxide administration or intravenous sedation.
To schedule an appointment with a Maxillofacial Surgeon please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 6500 or request an appointment online.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Team at CMC provides a comprehensive care for premature and full-term infants with a multitude of neonatal problems and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology with a one-on-one nurse ratio for critical care infants and one-to-two for stable babies.
The services offered in the neonatology department include high frequency ventilation, nitric-oxide, and comprehensive neonatal health care. We also provide long-term follow-up for high-risk infants who are discharged from the intensive care nursery.
Neonatologists and pediatric hospitalists at CMC ensure 24 hour coverage.
Who do we treat?
•Low-birth weight infants
•Critically ill newborns
•Respiratory failure in newborns
To schedule an appointment with a Neonatologist please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 6000 or request an appointment online.
This is a consultative service to diagnose and treat renal diseases, acute and chronic renal failures, hypertension, kidney stones, and electrolyte disturbances as well as kidney transplant program.
Our fully serviced dialysis unit is located in the third floor for both acute and chronic dialysis; we utilize the latest state of the art equipment to provide the best quality of renal disease care available.
Our dialysis facilities include all modern and up-to-date technology with the highest quality and safety standards.
A comprehensive team of registered nurses and clinical dietitians lead by Nephrologists is dedicated to patient satisfaction and high quality of care with multiple treatment schedule options.
To schedule an appointment with a Nephrologist please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1111 or request an appointment online.
Neurology provides advanced diagnostic treatments and consultative services in every aspect of neurological medicine from well-known sicknesses like strokes and epilepsy to spinal cord and nerve root disease, peripheral nerve and muscle diseases to the more rare degenerative diseases of the brain.
To schedule an appointment with a Neurologist please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 6200 or request an appointment online.
Neurosurgery is a leading specialty in Clemenceau Medical center. CMC offers to her privileged patients the opportunity of being treated by a distinguished group of neurosurgeons , among the best in Lebanon and the region. CMC offers you access to state of the art technology and techniques in neurosurgery comparable to the best hospitals in the world. This includes among many The Pentero Microscope, The Medtronic Navigation system , endoscopy for intraventricular lesions and for pituitary tumors, deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease and other movement disorders , percutaneous instrumentation and other minimally invasive techniques.
The department offers a full spectrum of tumor treatment ranging from complex brain tumors, intraventricular tumors, brain stem tumors, pituitary tumors, spine and spinal cord tumors.
A sepctrum of epilepsy surgeries are also offered depending on the pathology. This includes temporal lobectomy and amygdalohippocampectomy for mesial temporal sclerosis, rescetion of seizure-inducing tumors, and implantation of Vagal nerve stimulator batteries.
Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease and other movement disorders is another leading techniques that is offered by few centers in the region.
Our surgeons are also capable to offer the best solutions for the different vascular lesions like aneurysms, AVM's and others (endovascular or open surgery).
Complex spine surgeries are also performed including spinal fusion for trauma, degenerative diseases and tumoral causes , insertion of Percutaneous screws, performing rhizotomy and implanting baclofen pumps for spasticity.
To schedule an appointment with a Neurosurgery Specialist please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1111 or request an appointment online.
OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
Clemenceau Medical Center has a renowned obstetrical department that helps expectant mothers make informed choices during labor, delivery and recovery, so that each family has a safe and pleasurable childbirth experience.
Prenatal classes are offered by experienced midwives to prepare the expectant mother and
her family to welcome their newest member.
Because we understand how important and unique this experience is, the Maternity unit was designed to provide a comfortable and healing environment with warm décor and natural ambiance in LDR (labor-delivery-recovery) rooms where the mother can enjoy going through the stages of labor, delivering and recovering all in the same room and with a one-to-one midwifery care.
We also offer LDRP suites (labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum) where in addition to the LDR facility; patients can choose to spend their healing stage after birth all in the privacy of the same room allowing for a homely, relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.
Whether a Cesarean birth is planned or unexpected, our surgical suites provide the latest technology together with a staff of specially trained experts. As part of our family-centered approach to childbirth, fathers may accompany the mother into surgery with the physician's approval.
The personalized care after birth is also of paramount experience, we encourage rooming-in for the newborn baby, ensuring a natural and healthy mother and baby bonding. Mother and baby are both taken care of by the same experienced midwife providing quality of care combined with a familial feel. Breastfeeding and baby-care counseling are offered to new mothers in the comfort of their room.
Our vision of women’s health emphasizes screening and prevention to keep women healthy through their life cycle. If gynecological conditions arise and when medication and other non-surgical options are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery may be a more effective, long-term solution for a range of gynecologic conditions.
Our unit provides patients with the most advanced and cutting edge techniques and expertise ranging from office endoscopy, to operative hysteroscopy and advanced laparoscopic surgery. These most minimally invasive surgical procedures allow for less postoperative pain, less risk of wound infection, less blood loss, less scarring, faster recovery time and the best cosmetic results.
We also have experts in gynecological cancer that provide the most up-to-date care for patients with cancer of the female genital tract.
Our pioneers in cosmetic gynecology perform procedures for improvement of sexual function and wellbeing, Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® (LVR®) and Designer Laser Vaginoplasty® (DLV®).
To schedule an appointment with an Obstetrician and Gynecologist, please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 6700 or request an appointment online.
The Department of Ophthalmology at Clemenceau Medical Center equipped with state of the art technology offers a range of eye services including adult and pediatric eye examinations as well as surgeries.
The medical and surgical services include:
•Adult comprehensive eye exams
•Neonate and pediatric eye exams
•Refraction and glasses prescription
•Contact lens evaluations
•Laser vision correction evaluations: for myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia
•Surgery including laser treatment
•Strabismus muscle eye surgery
•Amblyopia lazy eye treatment
•Cataract surgery with monofocal and multifocal intraocular lenses
•Congenital and pediatric cataract surgery
•Keratoconus evaluation and management
•Retinal examination and laser treatments
•Uveitis (eye inflammation) evaluation
•Ocular infectious diseases evaluation and management
•Diseases of the lids evaluation and management
To schedule an appointment with an Ophthalmologist please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1133 or request an appointment online.
The Orthopedic Surgery Service at CMC provides a multidisciplinary care to patients with bone and joints problems using current medical approaches and technological developments.
The orthopedic team is composed of highly qualified surgeons who have comprehensive training in all aspects of orthopedics. We are dedicated to providing top-notch and high-quality medical care for our patients in a supportive, compassionate and confidential environment.
Working in conjunction with our radiology department, we can provide diagnosis and treatment in one visit.
At CMC we treat the following disorders:
•Spine and Scoliosis
•Total Joint Replacement
•Hand, arms and shoulder disorders
•Foot, ankle and leg disorders
To schedule an appointment with a Orthopedic Surgeon please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1111 or request an appointment online.
At CMC’s the Otolaryngology services, both medical and surgical treatment, of the ear, nose, throat and relevant head and neck diseases are carried out at highest level in terms of medical, ethical and academic aspects. Diagnosis and treatment of our ambulatory patients and inpatients are executed by our experienced team.
To schedule an appointment with E.N.T. Physician please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 6200 or request an appointment online.
PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE
The Pathology Medicine Unit at CMC is a state of the art laboratory whose main mission is to provide comprehensive and accurate clinical pathology services in a timely and efficient manner.
Full range of diagnostic services ranging from regular histopathology assays to fine needle aspirates (FNA), frozen sections, as well as liquid-base pap smear, Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization (FISH) for detection of HER-2 amplification in breast cancer and 1p19q deletions in brain tumors.
The highest technology and quality standards available ensure patient’s care and safety that aligns with CMC’s vision.
CMC’s clinical laboratory renders non-stop services for 7 days a week and 24 hours a day through its sophisticated technological equipment and comprehensive test panel to provide accurate laboratory tests results in a timely manner
The laboratory department provides diagnostic support through skilled technicians and advanced equipment that corresponds to the demanding requirements of a superior medical center and provides reliable and accurate test results. The CMC laboratory includes many diagnostic disciplines such as: hematology, biochemistry, immunohematology, serology, endocrinology, microbiology, immunology and molecular biology.
Volunteer Blood Donation Program:
CMC Blood Bank has implemented a volunteer blood donation program by creating a volunteer donor database from all CMC staff and external donors contacted upon need and in case of emergencies.
For any enquiries please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1210.
PEDIATRICS MEDICINE & SURGERY
At CMC the central focus of our dedicated team of Pediatric professionals is to maintain the health & medical well-being of your children from birth to adolescence.
We are committed to providing your child with the greatest care by combining compassion and concern with medical and surgical expertise.
We ensure primary pediatric care including emergency room care; surgical care including pediatric neurology; inpatient and outpatient care for sick children as well as paying particular attention to their developmental progress and their immunization.
We also provide primary neonatology care in our newborn nursery and special care nursery for sick and premature newborns.
To schedule an appointment with a Pediatrician please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 6000 or request an appointment online.
The Clemenceau Medical Center brings you the expertise and state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery.
Our professionals and experts will provide you with the needed counseling and suggest the best procedure that comfort with your body image.
The reconstructive and cosmetic surgery services provided at Clemenceau Medical Center include:
•Breast Reconstruction (augmentation, lift, reduction)
•Maxillofacial surgery (eyelid surgery, nose surgery, facelift, forehead lift)
•Wound therapy divisions
Other services include:
To schedule an appointment with a Plastic Surgeon please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 6500 or request an appointment online.
PULMONARY, SLEEP & CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
This specialty is so crucial towards ensuring the wellbeing of patients, regarding the disturbances of pulmonary dynamics, with changes that are related to age, or even the changes that are related to several intrinsic or extrinsic factors. Pulmonary care is based on highly specialized pulmonary physicians, along with dealing with critical care medicine, to provide a diversity of levels in the care of such patients.
•Intensive Care Unit:
Deals with a diversity of critical care patients, who are in need of continuous monitoring as well as an acute phase attention to those patients.
It also includes within its premises the cardiac surgery unit, hosting routine, as well as state-of-the are care for special surgical procedures.
With sleep apnea being a major risk factor for cardiac diseases, and / or severe disturbances of the lung status, an overnight stay in the hospital checking on your sleep cycle, as well as the frequency and the intensity of sleep apneas, along with the evaluation of that profile, can yield major improvement in the pulmonary profile.
•Pulmonary Function Tests:
Smoking, as a bad habit, causes among others major obstructive illnesses in the lungs; thus, pulmonary function testing helps in evaluating the lung volumes, dynamics, as well as the response of the patient’s lung status following the use of bronchodilators
Besides, asthmatic and interstitial lung disease patients will benefit from a continuous evaluation of the lung status.
•Smoking Cessation Program:
Besides spirometry and pulmonary function testing, Clemenceau Medical Center provides a multi-disciplinary approach, aiding patients to guide a progressive, safe and durable way of stopping smoking once and for all.
Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC) has recently opened a new Department of Radiation Oncology to deliver comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care with a focus on delivering highly targeted radiation that limits exposure to normal tissue. Clemenceau Medical Center has invested in state-of-the-art radiation technology, equipment, and systems. CMC installed a True Beam© STx using Brainlab© Exactrac© robotic couch which is a highly sophisticated system designed to deliver powerful radiation with pinpoint accuracy, speed and precision to treat cancer tumors. The high energy x-rays are shaped to the tumor in order to shrink and kill the cancer cells. The incredible accuracy of the beams reduces the amount of healthy tissue exposed to radiation. This linear accelerator can also deliver the radiation more efficiently, reducing the number of treatments needed. The most advanced treatment planning and information management software (Aria®) is also being used by the Department of Radiation Oncology at CMC to provide an integrated network for fast, efficient radiation planning and treatment that minimizes waiting times and provide a safe and focalized radiation treatment to our patients. The newest technologies in radiation oncology are available at CMC: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Rapid Arc ®, and Respiration Gated radiation therapies. The beam of radiation produced by the True Beam® STx is very focalized because the MultiLeaf Collimators are high definition.
The treatment couch for the radiotherapy treatment is the BrainLab® Exactrac® robotic couch that allows 6 degree of freedom movement including rotation movement. This is the first BrainLab® ExacTrac® that has been installed in Lebanon and the Middle East. This robotic couch allows the Linear Accelerator to treat a moving target with a focalized beam of radiation with the utmost precision.
To calculate the dosimetry for our patients, we acquired the Acuros® software and the Monte Carlo calculation system which will enable us to provide our treatment plan with a very accurate dosimetry. The contouring software can do elastic fusion between different imaging modalities to enable us to contour the target with extreme precision. The software can also do a biological optimization to make sure that the dose of radiation prescribed has been delivered accurately.
The Department of Radiation Oncology is chaired by Dr. Nicolas G. Zouain who is an American Board Certified Radiation Oncologist. Dr. Nicolas G. Zouain has an extensive experience in the different modalities and techniques of Radiotherapy.
We thrive at Clemenceau Medical Center to provide our cancer patients with a compassionate and personalized care. For any appointment for your patients, please contact +961 1 372888 Ext: 1880.
CMC radiology unit’s mission is to provide competent, courteous, and compassionate diagnostic and therapeutic imaging services with high quality and efficient service to inpatients and outpatients of CMC.
The unit is equipped with the latest digital imaging systems available, and provides a wide range of diagnostic services of modalities ranging from basic radiographic imaging, fluoroscopy to new and advanced procedures.
Our cutting-edge technologies support exceptional diagnosis and treatment, our machines include:
•State of the art digital mammography
•Spiral 64-slice CT
•Real time MRI
•Color Doppler 3D/4D ultrasonography
The department also provides interventional services such as biopsies, Fine needle Aspiration, drainages etc.
The full spectrum of radiological services offered in diagnostic and interventional imaging is provided by internationally recognized, board certified radiologists, sub-specialized in various areas of expertise.
Our operational hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that all patient needs are met without delays.
We are available to schedule your appointment Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am till 1:00 pm.
For any enquiries please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1220, 1222, 1229 or send us an email to email@example.com.
Robotic surgery at Clemenceau Medical Center:
Clemenceau medical Center is the first and only facility in Lebanon that provides Robotic assisted Laparoscopic surgery. Experts in different specialties that apply Robotic surgeries comprise the Robotic team at CMC and offer surgical care and expertise not found anywhere else in Lebanon or the region.
History of Robotic Surgery:
The daVinci Robot® is manufactured by Intuitive surgical® in the United States. It has been exponentially adopted in medical centers both in the United States and Europe.
It is used in multiple disciplines ranging from Urology, to general surgery, gynecologic, cardiothoracic and pediatric surgery.
Robotic surgery has now changed patient care and established itself as one of the most important and promising breakthroughs in medical innovation.
What is the daVinci Robot?
The daVinci Robot is a system that is attached to the laparoscopic trocars giving the possibility to the surgeon to perform a laparoscopic surgery with multiple advantages.
It is comprised of 3 main elements:
1. The patient bed side cart which contains the 3 or 4 arms that will be attached to the patient, a camera and 2 or 3 micro instruments according to the surgery performed.
2. The surgeon console where the surgeon sits and operates the robotic arms, he has a 3 dimensions High Definition view of his surgical field allowing him to perform precise and complex movements.
3. A tower that has the main computer and ancillary equipments needed like an energy source, the computer mainframe, cable connections, etc.
What are the Advantages of Robotic Surgery?
Robotic surgery is an advanced form of laparoscopic surgery.
The advantages can be divided into advantages over the traditional “open” surgery: translating into less pain, better cosmesis ( small 8mm incisions instead of one large 8-10 cm incision) less blood loss and risk of blood transfusions and short hospital stays (less than 24 hrs compared to the 3 or 4 days of open surgery).
Advantages over laparoscopic surgery include: better ergonomics, more precise movements, endo-wrist movements and tremor reduction, improved 3D HD endoscopic view; all allowing the surgeon to perform the most complex surgeries without compromising on the minimally invasive approach.
Robotics in General Surgery, Dr. Claude Tayar:
The first Robot assisted procedure in General Surgery was performed at CMC Thursday 24th of July 2012. This constitutes a major breakthrough in surgical practice in both Lebanon and the region. A team of international experts recruited as full-timers at CMC, led by Professor Claude Tayar, performed since a series of several patients with different diseases. Pr Tayar started the Robotic Surgery program in his field 10 years ago in the University Hospitals of Paris and became a European expert and proctor for this new technology.
Major advantages of this technology include a real 3D HD vision of the abdominal cavity with articulated instruments and sophisticated software enabling very precise movements in performing laparoscopic surgery. The Robot allows more surgeons to perform procedures with a minimally invasive approach and permits to experienced laparoscopic surgeons to do procedures that are done otherwise by a classical open fashion. This technology reduces by these means blood loss, pain and complications of surgery.
Applications of Robotic Surgery include: Gastric surgery (cancer, reflux, Gastric Bypass, Band, Sleeve gastrectomy), Liver and bile duct, Pancreatic Resections, Intestines (small bowel, colon, and rectum) and Hernia.
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Robotic assistance in Gynecologic surgery, Dr. Karim Nawfal:
When a women needs to undergo surgery multiple parameters have to be taken in consideration. First is the most optimal treatment of the disease, but also the surgical outcomes, the recovery and the final cosmetic result.
Now with robotic surgery, the most complex gynecologic surgeries can be performed with very small (8 mm) incisions, allowing the surgeon to perform a more precise procedure and providing the patient with improved surgical outcomes in form of short hospital stay, less bleeding, less pain, better healing and also leaving very little to no surgical scars.
When medically indicated removal of the uterus (hysterectomy); removal of uterine fibroids (myomectomy); surgeries for endometriosis or the ovaries, certain types of gynecologic cancers and surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse can now all be performed using this newest technology.
This surgical innovation has changed how surgeons look at the treatment of disease. An expert Robotic gynecologic surgeon recently moved back from the United States where he not only practiced but also trained other surgeons in Robotic surgery and is now a full time physician at CMC providing patients with this state of the art procedure.
You can watch a robotic Gynecologic procedure on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFkGl0Imaww
Robotic assistance in Urology, Dr. Nadim Ayoub and Dr. Firas Zahwa:
The daVinci surgical robotic system made it possible to cure most urologic diseases and cancers without compromising the quality of life for patients.
Robotic prostate surgery enables surgical precision beyond the limits of the human hand. The 3-D view allows surgeons to clearly identify the delicate nerves and blood vessels around the prostate. Today, most prostate cancer patients (70% of cases in the United States) are operated successfully using robotic surgery while maintaining normal bodily functions such as urinary control and erectile function.
In many cases, kidney tumors can be removed without damaging the remaining healthy portion of the kidney (partial nephrectomy) thanks to these robotic procedures.
Many other urologic procedures can be performed safely and effectively with Robotic assistance such as: adrenalectomy, total nephrectomy, pyeloplasty, surgical treatment of urothelial tumors (bladder and upper urinary tract), treatment of uro-genital prolapse (sacro-colpo-pexy), lymph node dissection, and some cases of complicated urinary stones.
The Rheumatology Service at CMC offers consultative diagnostic and therapeutic services for outpatients and inpatients with joint disorders and soft tissue injuries.
What is Rheumatology?
Rheumatology is the treatment of joint and muscle diseases and the systemic (diffuse and/or generalized) inflammation in the human body. Rheumatism, or rheumatic diseases, can involve any organ including but not limited to the joints, muscles, blood vessels, skin, kidneys, liver, eyes, and brain. It usually starts with mild articular pain and stiffness at night and in the morning hours. When left untreated or when treated by non-rheumatologists, it can lead to permanent damage of the articulations and involvement of the deeper organs. In severe cases, rheumatism can lead to the inability to walk and sometimes even death.
The etiology is not clear, but the most agreed theory is that a dysfunction in the immune system turns against the organs, rather than protecting the body from viruses and bacteria, and causes inflammation, pain and damage.
How is Rheumatism treated?
The treatment depends on the stage the patient has reached. At first the treatment consists of oral medications that modulate the immune system. However, patients should be attentive to not accept a treatment based solely on pain medications and simple anti-inflammatories, as they mask the pain and do not prevent joint destruction and cause permanent damage.
The more advanced cases are treated with a combination of more than one medication.
Patients whose conditions progress rapidly and cause significant swelling and pain might need self-injectable or infusible medications beside the pills. The self-injectable medications are engineered to be self administered, while the infusible medications are administered at the hospital in the same-day unit, which means the patient comes to the hospital and leaves a few hours later; there is no need to stay overnight. Until the patients’ body gets accustomed to the treatment, it is recommended that patients do not work the day of infusion as the treatment can cause fatigue. Those infusions are done every, 4, 6, 8, 16, or 24 weeks depending on the medication, and the Rheumatologist will explain the medication’s instructions to the patients.
During a patient’s visit to the Rheumatology clinic at CMC, the rheumatologist could perform an injection of a joint if it is inflamed and not responding to the treatment. It is usually done to prevent the inflammation from causing joint destruction. The medications (corticosteroid + anesthetic) reach the inflamed tissue directly and thus the injection is highly effective. The patient can expect pain and a burning sensation after the injection because the volume of medications used presses on the muscle and nerve fibers. This usually resolves within 24 hours and the improvement starts happening at this time.
To schedule an appointment with a Rheumatologist please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1111 or request an appointment online.
It is now established by the World Health Organization that Sexual Health is part of the General Health.
Sexual Medicine is a discipline of Medicine that deals with Sexual issues, physical as well as psychological.
Our doctors in the Sexual Health Unit in CMC specialize in Male and Female Sexual Medicine.
They can respond to your questions about any concern relating to your sexual life, whether an information, a problem or about ways to improve your sexual experience.
Examples of women’s sexual problems that can be approached in a sexology consultation:
•Pain during intercourse
•Absent interest in sex
•Decreased desire to have sex
•Insufficient lubrication during intercourse
•Absence of vaginal orgasm
•Difficulty to reach orgasm
•Fear of intercourse
•Questioning about virginity
•Decreased sensations during intercourse after childbirth
•Questioning about the appearance of the external genitalia
•Difficulty in sexuality after surgery, breast cancer or other chronic disease
Examples of men’s sexual problems:
•Pain during intercourse
•Questioning about the size of the penis
•Feeling to be unskilled in sex or uninformed about sex
•Sexual difficulties after prostate surgery
•Difficulty to reach orgasm
Depending on the complaint, the treatment could be through counseling, education, medication, the usage of special devices that we provide to our patients, or surgery (including Vaginal Rejuvenation and Penile Implant surgery).
To schedule an appointment with an Sexual Health Specialist please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 6700 or request an appointment online.
Urologists at Clemenceau Medical Centre treat both men and women of all ages suffering from conditions relating to the urinary tract system such as prostate enlargement, cancers of the genitourinary tract, renal stones, male infertility, sexually transmitted diseases, and incontinence diseases.
To schedule an appointment with an Urologist please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1111 or request an appointment online.
The Vascular Surgery service at CMC cares for patients with a broad spectrum of vascular diseases. Therefore our vascular surgeons offer a thorough evaluation diagnosis and treatments for different vascular diseases.
Our experienced vascular surgeons bring about state-of-the-art endovascular procedures whereby very complex bypasses like aneurysms and carotid pathology are treated with rather simpler procedure than conventional.
It includes as well treatment of varicose veins with endo-laser techniques. All necessary testing are performed by experts in their fields operating most up-to-date machinery.
Specialty services offered through Vascular Surgery include:
•Modern Varicose Vein Treatment
•Diabetic Foot Care
•Non-Invasive vascular laboratory
•Arterial Surgery and Bypass
•Treatment of Aneurysm with stents
•Balloon angioplasty and stents for other arteries
To schedule an appointment with a Vascular Surgeon please call the hotline 1240 or +961 1 372888 on extension 1111 or request an appointment online.