The surgical unit is an independent department of the hospital where surgeries and the anesthesia and resuscitation techniques necessary for the proper conduct of operations are performed.


Features of the Service


Renovated in 2005, the surgical unit of Tel-Chiha Hospital rigorously respects the aseptic norms by ensuring the quality and safety through:


-The layout of the space and circulation

-The choice of materials (vinyl, resin panels etc…)

-An air conditioning system with antibacterial filters that are effective at 99.999%

-The design of the rooms with ceiling distribution units for the supply of gas and electrical networks

-The choice of lighting and operating tables adapted to the comfort of surgical teams


The surgical unit encompasses nine theaters:


-Four operating rooms

-One orthopedic and vascular surgery room

-One ophthalmic surgery room

-One room for general, specialized and laparoscopic surgery

-One general operating room designed with the utmost respect for working conditions and hygiene

-One SSPI room (post intervention monitoring) and central sterilization


In these specialist units, different techniques of anesthesia (general, regional) and a range of surgeries (laparoscopic, restorative, neurological, orthopedic, surgery for the treatment of obesity, plastic surgery etc…) are undertaken.


The Team


The surgical unit is under the responsibility and guidance of Dr. Camille Maalouf, surgeon, and Dr. Cezar Maalouf, anesthesiologist. Contracted anesthesiologists, Dr. Nicolas Frenn and Dr. Rola Hajj and two nurse anesthetists work under their direction.


The nursing staff is made up of a head nurse,  recovery room nurse,  surgical assistant nurse,  floating nurse,  scrub nurse,  porter and a radiology technician.




Conditions of admission:


Planned operation: the patient is already hospitalized and their operation booked.

Emergency operation: the patient arrives unexpectedly and must be operated upon urgently.


The daily schedule is planned twenty four hours in advance except in cases of emergency, and requests for operations are sent to the surgical unit twenty four hours in advance.


Planning is done by category, and in function of the infectious risks interventions present:

Class I: clean

Class II: clean/contaminated

Class III: contaminated

Class IV: dirty or infected



Preoperative Consultations


Patients must respect the law and plan for a consultation forty eight hours before their operation. This preoperative consultation is indispensible and used to notify the patient of the status of their heath and the type of anesthesia to be administered. During this consultation, the patient must bring their blood test results, prescriptions, their electrocardiogram and any other documents as necessary. A computerized consultation form will then be generated and presented to them on the day of the operation.


Preoperative Visits


The eve, or the day (for outpatients), of the operation, the anesthesiologist responsible for the anesthesia and for monitoring the patient postoperatively will be present to answer any questions the patient has and evaluate the results of the preoperative assessment.




The permanent presence of a doctor and a nurse anesthetist in each operating room, and at the bedside of each patient, is a guarantee of safety. The four air conditioned operating rooms are all equipped with a security system in accordance with the security rules that govern anesthesia. 


The Recovery Room


This spacious room, equipped with a brand new security system, allows patients to regain their spirits, warm themselves and calm the pain felt directly after an operation. A team of specialized nurses is always present to supervise the patients and ensure their comfort.


Tel: +961 8 82 30 55 ext. 1328