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LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital

About Our Center

Date of opening: Saturday, March 17, 2018
The opening ceremony was under the patronage of his excellency the minister of public health Ghassan Hasbani, LAU Medical Center – Rizk Hospital inaugurates the first comprehensive stroke center in the country, during a press conference organized at the medical center. Present at the conference was General Joseph Aoun Lebanese Armed Forces Commander, Dr. Antoine Zoghbi President of the Lebanese Red Cross, Dr. Joseph Jabbra President of LAU and Dr. Michel Mawad Dean of the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine at LAU, Mr. Sami Rizk CEO of LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital, media members and social influencers.
The Center
The First Comprehensive Stroke Center of the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital is a multidisciplinary care facility with state-of-the-art technology.
Services
The center boasts specialized medical equipment, namely a state-of-the-art Biplane Interventional & Angiography Suite designed specifically for the prompt diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke, and manufactured by leading medical equipment company Siemens Healthineers. This interventional unit is unique in its sophistication and efficiency. It can evaluate both the brain and blocked blood vessels, allowing doctors to make a diagnosis, administer lifesaving drugs and perform necessary procedures in the same interventional suite, all within the critical first hours of onset. The Comprehensive Stroke Center at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital also includes a dedicated four-bed intensive-care unit and an integrated team of three full-time neurologists, three interventional surgeons, three critical care specialists, and a team of anesthesiologists and neurosurgeons, available to ensure that stroke patients receive the best possible multidisciplinary care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The center’s location in the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital complex provides patients with quick access to the high-tech resources on site, including a helicopter pad, which can get patients to the help they need when every second counts. Patients also benefit from the hospital’s strong relationships with rehabilitation centers across the country.
The Team
Chadi Hayek
INR Technician
Dr. Alain Tanios
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Anis Nassif
Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Therapeutics
Dr. Fayez Abillama
Intensive Care Medicine
Dr. Hanane Barakat
Anesthesia
Dr. Mariana Helou
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Michel Mawad
Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Therapeutics
Dr. Naji Riachi
Neurology
Dr. Raghid Kikano
Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Therapeutics
Dr. Rechdi Ahdab
Neurology
Dr. Rody El Nawar
Neurology
Dr. Vanda Abi Raad
Anesthesia
Lina Alwan
INR Nurse
Ronda Makhoul
INR Nurse
Tanios Jalkh
INR Technician

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