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.
Robot-assisted surgery or 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 1,500 robotic procedures. Currently he operates  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 OsteopathicMedicine, 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.

-Instructor 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

-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)