American University Hospital of Beirut
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The American University Hospital of Beirut is a multispeciality hospital that was founded in 1902. It is equipped with 4 centers of excellence: the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon, the Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute, the Abu-Haidar Neuroscience Center, and the Multiple Sclerosis Center.
The 350-bed hospital is the only institution in the Middle East that has received accreditations from 4 international bodies - The College of American Pathologists (CAP), Joint Commission International (JCI), The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education – International (ACGME-I), and Magnet®.
The International Patients’ Services Office can assist with all areas of the visit including organizing transport from the airport to hotels or the hospital, helping patients find the best accommodation, and booking local activities.
American University Hospital of Beirut is located 11 km from the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport in western Lebanon.
Beirut is the capital and is home to the Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, which was built in the 19th century and is ornately decorated inside and out. It is found 3 km from the hospital.
The Jeita Grotto are breath-taking interconnected limestone caves that can only be reached by boat. Tours underground can be arranged and visitors can also access the upper grotto. The river is also a source of fresh drinking water to over 1 million people. It has become a national symbol of Lebanon and was a finalist in the New 7 Wonders of Nature competition, and is found 33 km from the hospital.
Joint Commission International
College of American Pathologists
346 procedures across 30 specialties
>Bariatric Surgery(3 procedures)
Bariatric Surgery Consultation+ More
Gastric Bypass Surgery+ More
Gastric bypass surgery is performed to help patients to lose weight by reducing the size of the stomach. The surgery is performed to help patients with weight-loss after non-surgical methods such as change of diet and regular exercise, have failed to produce results.
Flying after surgery can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and patients will need to be cleared by the surgeon before flying.
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Gastric Sleeve+ More
Gastric sleeve surgery, which may also be referred to as sleeve gastrectomy, is a type of weight-loss surgery in which a large part of the stomach is removed. As a result, the remaining stomach is only around 25% of the size, meaning patients must eat smaller portions, and must modify their diet.
After gastric sleeve surgery, the patient will need to be cleared by the surgeon before flying.
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Aortic Valve Repair+ More
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure+ More
Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD) Treatment+ More
Bone Graft+ More
A bone graft or bone augmentation may be required for patients who have a soft or thin jaw bone and are having dental implants.
3 - 5 days
Patients may need to stay longer if they are having a bone graft from the hip bone. A longer stay may also be required for cases where the sinus is affected.
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Dental Bridge+ More
A dental bridge is a prosthesis which is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. A dental bridge is similar to a crown, but consists of at least 2 or 3 teeth, while a crown covers a single tooth. The bridge is cemented over the top of the teeth either side of a gap, so that the pontic (the prosthetic tooth in the middle) is held in place.
The time needed depends on how quickly the laboratory technician can create the bridge.
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Dental Crown+ More
A crown can be used to save a damaged tooth by completely encircling it. In order to attach a crown, the tooth is reduced to a stump which the crown can be cemented onto. Many clinics specialize in natural looking, tooth-colored materials, and patients can choose from a range of materials to suit their budget.
The time required depends on how long is needed to create the crown or crowns in the laboratory. Clinics with an in-house lab are usually quicker.
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Acne Treatment+ More
Acne is caused by the oil glands in the skin becoming blocked by sebum, skin cells and hair. Most people will suffer with a degree of acne in their lives, but for some it can be severe and can cause low self-esteem. For patients with very severe or persistent acne, treatment can help alleviate symptoms and reduce scarring.
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Dermabrasion is a skin treatment which uses friction to remove the upper layers of skin. Once the top layers of the skin are removed, it stimulates the growth of new skin to replace the damaged skin once the wound heals, which is smoother skin.
1 - 2 days
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Dermatology Consultation+ More
A dermatology consultation is a meeting with a dermatologist, to discuss a specific skin problem and explore treatment options. A dermatologist specializes in treating skin, hair, and nails. Common conditions which patients may consult with a dermatologist about are psoriasis, acne treatment, mole removal, and laser skin resurfacing treatment.
1 - 2 days
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>Diagnostic Imaging(14 procedures)
Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)+ More
Chest X-Ray+ More
CT Scan (Computed Tomography)+ More
A computerized tomography (CT) scan, which may also be referred to as a CAT scan, is scan which uses a series of X-rays to create detailed images of the body. The scan is performed to create images of the inside of the body, including bones, internal organs, and blood vessels.
3 - 7 weeks
Patients will need to attend a follow up consultation once the results are processed.
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>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)(15 procedures)
Myringoplasty, also referred to as tympanoplasty, is a surgical procedure to repair a perforated eardrum (the tympanic membrane) usually caused by infection or trauma.
The surgeon should ensure that eardrum has healed before the patient can fly, as changes in air pressure will affect the eardrum.
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Diabetes Consultation+ More
Endocrinology Consultation+ More
Endocrinology Testing+ More
A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located below the liver, which serves the function of collecting and storing bile, which is the fluid produced by the liver, before breaking it down and releasing it into the small intestine.
1 - 2 weeks
Some patients will have dissolvable stitches, whereas others return after 7 days to have them removed. Patients who have open surgery will need a longer recovery time.
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A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.
3 - 4 days
Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.
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Gastroenterology Consultation+ More
>General Medicine(3 procedures)
Bone Marrow Transplant+ More
A bone marrow transplant is performed to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow. Bone marrow may stop functioning as a result of diseases such as aplastic anemia or sickle cell anemia, or from being destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy used to treat cancer or other diseases.
4 - 8 weeks
The length of hospital stay required varies with each type of transplant performed and with each patient.
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Medical Examination+ More
A medical examination, also called medical checkup or health checkup, is a general examination of a patient's health. Having a medical checkup can help to identify problems early on, even before symptoms show. A checkup can also give patients peace of mind if they are worried about their health.
3 - 4 days
Medical checkups can be combined with sightseeing or shopping trips.
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>General Surgery(19 procedures)
Adrenalectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove one or both of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located above each kidney and are part of the endocrine system, responsible for releasing hormones into the body, in order to regulate the immune system, metabolism, and blood sugar levels.
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An appendectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the appendix. The appendix is located where the small and large intestine meet and its function is not known. The appendix is usually removed as an emergency procedure when the patient has appendicitis, which is the inflammation of the appendix.
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Breast Lumpectomy+ More
Bartholin's Cyst Treatment+ More
This procedure treats a Bartholin's cyst through incision and drainage. A Bartholin's cyst is a small fluid filled sac just inside the vagina. The cyst forms on the Bartholin's gland which is a gland that produces fluid that lubriates the vagina, when the glands become blocked. The cyst ranges in size and generally varies between the size of a pea, to the size of marble. If the Bartholin's cyst becomes infected, it is usually referred to as a Bartholin's abscess and generally requires drainage.
2 - 3 days
It is usually safe to fly afterwards, but depending on the type of procedure, there may be a follow up visit required - e.g. to remove a drainage catheter.
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Breast Biopsy+ More
Breast Exam+ More
>Infectious Diseases(4 procedures)
Hepatitis C Treatment+ More
Hepatitis Consultation+ More
HIV Consultation+ More
>Laboratory Medicine(7 procedures)
Blood Test Package+ More
Blood Tests+ More
Genetic Testing+ More
>Maxillofacial Surgery(6 procedures)
Facial Paralysis Treatment+ More
Facial Tumor Removal+ More
Jaw Fracture Treatment+ More
Intersex Consultation+ More
Neonatology Consultation+ More
Alzheimer's Disease Consultation+ More
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Consultation+ More
Epilepsy Treatment+ More
Epilepsy treatment aims to treat and manage epilepsy, a neurological disorder that can cause seizures that can lead to loss of consciousness or strange behavior. Epilepsy occurs when there is an abnormality in the brain, whereby nerve cell activity increases and disrupts neuron activity.
The time spent abroad depends on the type of epilepsy treatment that the patient receives.
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Brachial Plexus Injury Treatment+ More
Brain Aneurysm Repair+ More
Brain aneurysm repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a brain aneurysm that has the potential to rupture, or has already ruptured.
Time spent abroad depends on the type of brain aneurysm being treated. Unruptured aneurysms tend to have a quicker recovery process than ruptured aneurysms.
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Brain Tumor Surgery+ More
Brain tumor surgery is performed by a neurosurgeon to remove all or part of a tumor from the brain.
6 - 8 weeks
This depends on the surgery performed, whether the patient needs rehabilitation, and on how well the patient recovers.
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Acute Leukemia Treatment+ More
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood cells in the body. It usually begins in the bone marrow where an abnormality occurs in the white blood cells. Normal blood cells form, divide, and die to make room for new cells. Leukemia disrupts this process and prevents the blood cells from functioning properly.
The length of stay abroad will depend on the treatment plan and the patient's response to treatment.
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Bladder Cancer Treatment+ More
Brachytherapy, which may be also referred to as internal radiotherapy, is a type of radiation therapy designed to treat cancer by placing a device with radioactive material inside the body. The treatment reduces the exposure of surrounding tissues and organs to the radiation, unlike external radiation treatment which exposes more than the targeted area to radiation.
The length of stay abroad will vary with each patient as it depends on how many sessions are necessary.
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Cataract Surgery+ More
Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that are common as a result of aging. Cataract removal surgery is recommended for patients who experience impairment to vision and are sensitive to light as a result of the cataract. The surgery involves the removal of the natural lens and it is most commonly replaced with a synthetic lens.
2 - 3 days
Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.
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Detached Retina Treatment+ More
Retina detachment occurs when the retina becomes separated from its surrounding tissue. When this occurs, it is important that it is repaired, as the retina cannot function correctly in this condition, and leaving it untreated can result in the permanent loss of vision.
The length of stay depends on the treatment, however any treatment involving gas bubbles in the eye will prevent patients from being suitable for flying until the bubble has gone.
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Achilles Tendon Rupture+ More
Ankle Arthroscopy+ More
Ankle Fracture Treatment+ More
>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation(5 procedures)
Bone and Joint Screening+ More
Lymphatic Drainage Massage+ More
Orthopedic Rehabilitation+ More
>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery(23 procedures)
Arm Lift+ More
An arm lift, also referred to as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to firm and reshape the upper arms. The surgeon may use liposuction to remove excess fat and skin and reposition the remaining skin to tighten it.
The patient might have to stay until the sutures can be removed, and should ask the surgeon. It should be possible to fly home within 7 to 10 days.
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Body Lift+ More
A body lift is a combination of surgical procedures designed to improve the overall appearance of the patient's body, by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin. A body lift also involves the removal of underlying excess fat and can treat cellulite.
The procedure is most commonly performed on patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to lose weight, or who have lost significant amounts of weight through diet and exercise, and are left with excess skin around the body.
1 - 2 weeks
Patients must check with their surgeon that they are fit enough to fly home, as well as taking necessary precautions against deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
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Breast Implants+ More
In breast implant surgery, an implant is inserted in order to change the size and shape of the breast. The surgery is commonly performed for women who wish to have larger, more shapely breasts, women with underdeveloped breasts, or women who have had breast tissue removed (a mastectomy). Breast implants can also be used to correct breast asymmetry, or as part of male-to-female gender reassignment.
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>Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine(5 procedures)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treatment+ More
Cystic Fibrosis Treatment+ More
Lung Biopsy+ More
>Reproductive Medicine(8 procedures)
Artificial Insemination+ More
Artificial insemination is the direct insertion of sperm into a woman's uterus, cervix, or fallopian tubes with the aim of achieving pregnancy. By directly inserting the sperm, it makes easier for the sperm to travel and fertilize the egg.
5 - 7 days
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Egg Freezing+ More
Egg freezing is the process of harvesting and freezing a number of matured female eggs for use in future IVF procedures.
As the process around ovary stimulation can take several weeks, it is best to discuss the logistical practicalities with your physician.
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Embryo Freezing+ More
Embryo freezing, also referred to as embryo cryopreservation, is the freezing of embryos for use in future. It is often performed as part of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle when there are more embryos produced than can be implanted into the uterus at one time.
Usually embryo freezing is performed following IVF treatment. It takes several weeks for the woman's natural cycle to be suppressed, the egg stimulation, egg retrieval, egg fertilization, and embryo cultivation to take place.
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>Spinal Surgery(25 procedures)
Artificial Disc Replacement+ More
Cervical Spondylosis Treatment+ More
Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin which covers the glans penis (the tip of the penis). The procedure can be done by cutting around the foreskin with a scalpel, under either a local or general anesthetic. In young patients, there is also the option to use a compression ring, which is applied and causes the foreskin to fall off after several weeks.
Although patients can usually fly straight away, it may be uncomfortable sitting for a long flight.
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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment+ More
>Vascular Medicine(14 procedures)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair+ More
Angiography, which may also be referred to as arteriography or angiogram, is a procedure performed to examine the inside of blood vessels, arteries, and veins through the use of images X-ray images.
1 - 2 days
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Allergology Consultation+ More
Allergy Testing+ More
Pediatric Surgery Consultation+ More
Pediatrics Consultation+ More
Immunology Consultation+ More
More about available treatments at American University Hospital of Beirut
The cardiology department at the American University Hospital of Beirut was the first in Lebanon to introduce a coronary care unit specializing in cardiac angioplasty, catheterization, and stenting. The unit is equipped with 20 beds and treats 1,500 patients annually.
Each department is furnished with modern and advanced technology, such as the 3.0 T Philips Ingenia and 1.5 T Philips MRI scanners in the cardiology and radiology departments. Non-invasive techniques such as the stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) non-surgical radiation therapy are frequently used in the hospital. For more invasive surgeries, staff avail of robotic assisted technology to ensure maximum precision.
The highly skilled team is comprised of over 2,300 members staff members including 344 physicians and over 1,200 dedicated nurses. Many doctors and consultants have studied and practiced abroad, mainly in the USA.
4,000 medical students have graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and nurses are trained at the Rafic Hariri School of Nursing, the first nursing school in the Middle East.
Interpreters are available for those who wish to speak in their native language and the hospital can accommodate patients who need translation or sign language assistance.
External Reviews from Google
Janjounn 112, August 2019
They have to build more elevators. It takes a lot of time waiting for the elevator to come due to the huge amount of people using it. Bathrooms are outdated and should be renovated. WiFi was not working. Also, the amount of time a patient should wait to see their doctor is outrageous. I waited for an hour when my appointment passed already. But I still rate it 4 stars due to it’s other positive things.
Wafaa, August 2019
The Worst experience! ! I went for a simple outpatient surgery, I end up with a medical error that causes an injury in my bladder and acquiring bacterial infection. For 4 days the doctors hide the truth and keep me on painkiller and antibiotic until I asked for an Urologist. This delay in treatment caused a sever inflammation and swelling that block the ureter and could affect my kidney. I'll suffer for one month from their error, mismanagement and unprofessional treatment. They also charged me for the additional surgery although I'm totally covered with daman and insurance.
Abdallah EL Azanki, June 2019
Good and standard service...elevators needs renovation
Mazen Kassar, June 2019
Qualified and experienced professionals each an expert in their field of work. Highly recommended !
Sabine Nader, June 2019
Very good experience!
The staff is very professional and most important they are HUMAN; they comprehended and absorbed the questions and concerns of an infant's mother (my cousin).
They helped with the transfer from another hospital (where we suffered and the baby was in a very critical situation).
Keep up the good services!