PHYSICIANS

Background

As one of the world's leading urogynecologists, Dr. Riachi has traveled the globe to teach other physicians the procedures he performs. His mission, as he sees it, is to try to help every woman who needs diagnosis and treatment for their female incontinence and prolapse problems.


The specialty of urogynecology involves the urinary aspects of gynecology, and is a specialty that has grown as the staggering number of women with urinary problems have been estimated, documented and brought to light.


Gynecology Robot-assisted surgery or Gynecology Robotic surgery is elegant and artful. Labib Riachi is a master surgeon in Robotic gynecological procedures, and as a surgeon he displays the highest degree of competence and experience. Teaching and training are vital to the knowledge, skill and expertise necessary to perform these procedures.

Dr. Riachi has performed more than 2,000 robotic procedures. He is a visiting consultant physician at the Ministry of Public Health in the UAE assigned to Al Quassimi hospital, establishing the Robotic gynecological surgical program. Dr. Riachi is currently the surgeon responsible to teach and perform Robotic surgery at the French Levant Hospital in Lebanon in association with IRCAD. In addition Dr. Riachi performs Robotic Surgery at the CMC Clemenceau Medical Center in Beirut.


Dr. Riachi's approach to female urinary incontinence incorporates different approaches to stress incontinence, which is the leakage or urine upon any pressure on the bladder, urge incontinence, which is the constant and uncontrollable urge to urinate (with leakage), and mixed incontinence.

For patients with female vaginal prolapse, Dr. Riachi has surgical options that include the use of plastic mesh to "hold up" a woman's anatomy, exercise programs and other options.

Dr. Riachi uses various tools at his disposal to help his patients, from conservative methods such as pelvic floor exercises to radical methods like minimally-invasive surgery. His dedicated and compassionate staff works with women of all ages to help them regain what they thought they could never have--a normal life, free of constant discomfort, worry and (in many cases) shame.

The psychological effects of these problems are devastating to many women. According to Dr. Riachi, while he is a urogynecologist by training, an additional benefit of his work is that it helps solve emotional and psychological issues many women have from dealing with these problems on a daily basis.

This web site contains a lot of the press material that has been written about Dr. Riachi, and TV clips from regional and national media outlets.

Dr. Riachi is a double board certified in the specialties of obstetrics/ gynecology and Female pelvic medicine/ Pelvic reconstructive surgery.
He occupied the position of Chief of Robotic Surgery and director of Urogynecology as well as the chairman of the Obstetrics and gynecology at Trinitas regional medical center in New Jersey.

He is a pioneering doctor in several ways. He had decided to dedicate his life to assisting others in need of medical care. Dr. Riachi has also performed new and unique medical procedures that have aided and changed the lives of many of his patients.


He has been instrumental in teaching surgery and medicine for doctors, students and hospital staff.
Dr. Riachi has received many awards and certifications in recognition of his service to his patients. These include:
•Certificate of appreciation award from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, July 2015
•Leadership in medical education award from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
•New Jersey top doctors awards 2014
•New Jersey top doctors award 2015
•Vitals patients choice award 2014
•St Clare's health system 2014 top doctors recognition award
•Top OB/GYN award 2010 and 2011, by the Consumers Research Council of America
•Patient choice award 2009
•Top doctors New Jersey award as chosen by nurses 2010 , New Jersey Monthly
•Patient choice awards 2008
•America's top of Obstetricians and Gynecologists award 2012 by the Consumer Research Council of America
•International Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists top OB/GYN award 2016
•Certificate of commendation for providing exemplary patient care by Cathedral Healthcare System
•Special excellence in endoscopic procedure award by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 1999
•Berlex Laboratories residency teaching award.

Dr. Riachi was recognized in 2016 by Trinitas Regional Medical Center for performing his 1,000th Robotic Surgery, as well as being the busiest robotic surgeon in the state of New Jersey .This is a tremendous milestone to reach and further shows Dr. Riachi’s commitment to his patients.


He is Assistant Professor at the Lebanese University School of Medicine and a member on the Scientific Board of the International Society of Reconstruction and Aesthetics Intimate Treatment (ISRAIT).


 

Titles

-MAY 2020 - Present
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medicine Lebanese University
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Beirut, Lebanon

-FEB. 2019 - Present
Al Qassimi Hospital UAE / Consultant Physician in Charge of Robotic Gynecology Training

-JUL 2014 - DEC 2016
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
St. George's University School of Medicine
Grenada

-APR 2007 - DEC 2016
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Physician Assistant
Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ

-MAY 2008 - DEC 2015
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University Hospital, UMDNJ
Newark, NJ

-2008 - DEC 2016
Chief Division of Urogynecology and Director of Robotic Surgery

-2012 - DEC 2016
Chairman
Dept.of OB/GYN
Trinitas Regional Medical Center
240 Williamson St, Suite 304,
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

Degrees

-Fellowship
Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA

-Residency
St. Elizabeth/Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, NJ
St. Michael Medical Center, Newark, NJ

-AUG 1992 - MAY 1996
St. George's University School of Medicine
Grenada
Graduate Education
Degree Doctorate of Medicine
Graduated Epsilon Ioata Alpha

-SEP 1991 - JUL 1992
American Lebanese University, Lebanon
Graduate Education
Major: Masters of Science in Business Management

-JAN 1988 - FEB 1991
American University of Beirut
Undergraduate Education
Bachelor of Science in Biology (NY State Diploma)

-SEP 1986 - JUL 1987
Secondary Education
Marian College Champville-French And Lebanese State Baccalaureate

Research

-Riachi, L,; Provost, K.:
A New Minimally Invasive Treatment Option for Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women: TVT Abbrevo, a Shorter Sling with an Inside-out Transobturator Approach”
Surgical Technology International 23rd edition chapter book, (2013)

-Riachi, L.; Neeraj, K.; Miklos, J.:
Repeat TVT Sling For The Treatment Of Recurrent Stress Urinary Incontinence"
Case Report
International Urogynecology Journal, (June, 2002)

-Mitra, S.C; Seshan, S.V; Riachi, L:
Placental Vessel Morphometry In Growth Retardation And Increased Resistance Of The Umbilical Artery Doppler Flow"
The Journal Of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 9:181-286 (2000)