American University Hospital of Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon

Overview

Overview

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.

Location

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.

Accreditations

Joint Commission International

College of American Pathologists

Languages spoken

English

Services

Medical records transfer
Rehabilitation
Interpreter services
Airport pickup
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Parking available
Pharmacy
Laundry
Mobility accessible rooms
Procedures

Procedures

346 procedures across 30 specialties

>Bariatric Surgery

(3 procedures)

Bariatric Surgery Consultation

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

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Gastric Sleeve

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>Cardiology

(26 procedures)

Aortic Valve Repair

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Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure

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Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD) Treatment

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>Dentistry

(16 procedures)

Bone Graft

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Dental Bridge

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Dental Crown

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>Dermatology

(8 procedures)

Acne Treatment

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Dermabrasion

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Dermatology Consultation

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>Diagnostic Imaging

(14 procedures)

Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)

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Chest X-Ray

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CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

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>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

(15 procedures)

Laryngoscopy

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Mastoidectomy

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Myringoplasty

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>Endocrinology

(7 procedures)

Diabetes Consultation

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Endocrinology Consultation

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Endocrinology Testing

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>Gastroenterology

(7 procedures)

Cholecystectomy

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Colonoscopy

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Gastroenterology Consultation

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>General Medicine

(3 procedures)

Bone Marrow Transplant

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Medical Examination

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Vaccination

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>General Surgery

(19 procedures)

Adrenalectomy

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Appendectomy

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Breast Lumpectomy

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>Gynecology

(29 procedures)

Bartholin's Cyst Treatment

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Breast Biopsy

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Breast Exam

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>Infectious Diseases

(4 procedures)

Hepatitis C Treatment

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Hepatitis Consultation

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HIV Consultation

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>Laboratory Medicine

(7 procedures)

Blood Test Package

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Blood Tests

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Genetic Testing

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>Maxillofacial Surgery

(6 procedures)

Facial Paralysis Treatment

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Facial Tumor Removal

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Jaw Fracture Treatment

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>Neonatology

(3 procedures)

Intersex Consultation

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Neonatology Consultation

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Tracheoplasty

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>Neurology

(6 procedures)

Alzheimer's Disease Consultation

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Consultation

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Epilepsy Treatment

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>Neurosurgery

(6 procedures)

Brachial Plexus Injury Treatment

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Brain Aneurysm Repair

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Brain Tumor Surgery

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>Oncology

(23 procedures)

Acute Leukemia Treatment

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Bladder Cancer Treatment

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Brachytherapy

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>Ophthalmology

(10 procedures)

Cataract Surgery

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Detached Retina Treatment

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Eye Examination

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>Orthopedics

(33 procedures)

Achilles Tendon Rupture

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Ankle Arthroscopy

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Ankle Fracture Treatment

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>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(5 procedures)

Bone and Joint Screening

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage

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Orthopedic Rehabilitation

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>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(23 procedures)

Arm Lift

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Body Lift

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Breast Implants

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>Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

(5 procedures)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treatment

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Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

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Lung Biopsy

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>Reproductive Medicine

(8 procedures)

Artificial Insemination

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Egg Freezing

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Embryo Freezing

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>Spinal Surgery

(25 procedures)

Artificial Disc Replacement

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Cervical Spondylosis Treatment

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Corpectomy

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>Urology

(16 procedures)

Circumcision

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Cystoscopy

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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

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>Vascular Medicine

(14 procedures)

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

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Angiography

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Angioplasty

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>Allergology

(2 procedures)

Allergology Consultation

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Allergy Testing

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>Pediatrics

(2 procedures)

Pediatric Surgery Consultation

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Pediatrics Consultation

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>Immunology

(1 procedure)

Immunology Consultation

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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.

Staff

Staff

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.

Reviews

Reviews

External Reviews from Google

  • Ghaleb Sakr, December 2019

    1

    Labs service you have to wait long time just to ask a question... in case you have a case that needs insurance approval, you have to wait twice... very bad service and low value for the high price 👎

  • gg wp, October 2019

    1

    Very bad experience. Waited hour after hour always trying to follow things up. Nothing. I was doing the job myself. They did not even treat my problem. Plus the doctor in the ER said my blood test results are good which cannot be true since we did not perform a blood test to begin with! She is new to the department (1month) and has no idea on what ER is. She shouldn't be a doctor at all.. and other doctors don't even care I ended up leaving after 3h (all this time being in severe pain) they made me sign a paper as in i am responsible for what happens to me next. I mean did they even help? They only made things worse..if the doctor had to ask herself : did i do my job today i'm sure she knows the answer deep within herself.

  • Janjounn 112, August 2019

    4

    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.

  • Mazen Kassar, June 2019

    4

    Qualified and experienced professionals each an expert in their field of work. Highly recommended !

  • Sabine Nader, June 2019

    5

    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!