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Acting Chief of Division: Samer Bassilios Haber

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the definition of health as state of physical, mental and social welfare is well represented by the Plastic Surgery specialty. Based on principles, rather than specific procedures, plastic surgery in University Medical Centers is often referred to as“problem-solving specialty”.

In 2018, in pursuit of its goals and mission, SGHUMC appointed 3 full-time qualified Plastic Surgeons to the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division (PRS), which became a specialized state-of-the-art and referral facility for the management of patients requiring Plastic and Reconstructive surgery.

Plastic Surgery is a discipline subject to a variety of definitions. It is not restricted to Aesthetic surgery (i.e. cosmetic) but goes beyond that to cover a full spectrum of pathologies and treatments ranging from complex wound surgery using skin grafts and flaps to the unique advanced practice of microsurgery.

With the assistance of microsurgery, many procedures are used in conjunction with pathological conditions such as breast reconstruction, soft tissue cancer, burns, scar revision, hand surgery, lymphedema and congenital anomalies. As a result, the PRS is now based on a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and interfaces with many other specialties including general surgery, orthopedic surgery, head and neck surgery, gynecological surgery, pediatric surgery, neurosurgery,  oncological urology, vascular surgery  It also involves other healthcare professionals such as nurses, physiotherapists and other Rehabilitation therapists.

Plastic Surgery also serves as a referral professional for outside specialty services such as breast cancer units and burn units.

In addition to the above, the PRS will provide residency training for medical graduates of the future Saint George University of Beirut, Faculty of Medicine. In collaboration with the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) in Switzerland, it will offer future fellowship positions for its residents in Lausanne, Switzerland.

COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC

 

The health sector in Lebanon is in deep crisis. Medical coverage has become a commodity that only a small privileged percentage of the Lebanese society can attain; a luxury at times where health should be a basic right.

Saint George Hospital established a Community Health Clinic aimed at providing qualified care to the underprivileged. Its outreach goes beyond the walls of the hospital to encompass education, health awareness and public screening.

Making it Accessible

- A yearly registration fee of 100,000 LL

- A 10,000 LL charge for each subsequent visit