General and digestive surgery evaluates, diagnoses and treats all diseases in close collaboration with the radiology, gastroenterology and anatomopathology departments who also contribute to the diagnosis and surgical indications.



Benefits of the Department


The general surgery department at Tel Chiha Hospital is specialized in general, oncological, digestive and endocrine surgery. The department provides modern, and highly skilled treatments such as laparoscopy; one of the most recent treatments developed in the realm of minimally invasive procedures. 


With a high end operating theatre and technical support at their disposal, our surgeons—members of the Lebanese Society of General Surgeons, and active participants at conventions both in Lebanon and abroad—undertake all types of surgical procedures, both via conventional methodologies and laparoscopic ones, including:


-Gastroesophageal surgery, for both benign and malignant cases

-Bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve, gastric bypass)

-Surgery of the gallbladder and biliary tract

-Hepato-pancreatic surgery (liver and pancreatic resections)

-Surgery of the endocrine glands (thyroid, parathyroid—under local anesthesia—and -surrenal)

-Surgery for colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease

-Proctological surgery

-Breast cancer surgery

-Parietal surgery (hernia and incisional)


The General Surgery department has a high level of qualified specialization and is intended as an academic center of reference that can accommodate patients from Lebanon and the entire Middle-Eastern region.


The Team


To better care for patients, teams of nurses, dieticians, stoma nurses, and physiotherapists work in collaboration with the medical team, and are wholly committed to patient care.




-Dr. Robert Abdayem

-Dr. Bassem Abi Chakra

-Dr. Antoine AbouSleiman

-Dr. Georges Assi

-Dr. Toufic Ata

-Dr.Ghassan Chakhtoura

-Dr. Georges Ghannam

-Prof. Antoine Ghossein

-Dr. Raymond Khazzaka

-Dr. Mansour Khoury

-Dr. Hanna Lteif

-Dr. Atef Sayegh

-Dr. Edward Zaatar

-Dr. Fouad Zanaty


Tel.: +961 8 82 30 55 Ext. 1143