Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC) Robotic Surgery Syposium with First of its Kind Live Surgery Transmission


Discussion of the latest reports, studies and advances in state-of-the-art Robotic surgery

Beirut, Lebanon – 29th June 2018: Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC), in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, hosted the first Robotic Surgery Symposium. Experts from Johns Hopkins Hospital and around the region gathered to discuss multi-disciplinary approach of optimizing the surgical robotic system for a seamless integration into the operating room of the future.

The aim of the symposium was to provide an opportunity for multi-disciplinary healthcare providers to address different topics related to minimally invasive surgery. The focus was set on how it has revolutionized the way in which a number of surgical procedures are performed resulting in precision surgery and quicker postoperative recovery times; in addition to how surgical robotics provide a new paradigm to further improve minimally invasive surgery interventions. The symposium ended with a live transmission of a total prostatectomy surgery performed by Dr. Nadim Ayoub, Dr. Feras Zahwa, and Dr. Mohamad Allaf. The inter-disciplinary forum attracted attendees from multiple fields including urologists, general surgeons, obstetrics & gynecology surgeons, oncologists, primary care and internal medicine physicians, engineers, healthcare managers, and nurses.

Dr. Mounes Kalaawi, CEO of Clemenceau Medical Center, stated, “Robotic surgery is a reality amongst us. High-precision surgery is no longer the future; it is the present and at CMC we were the first to bring this advanced technology to the region and paired it with highly qualified trained surgeons and a patient-centered quality & safety program. Moreover, as advocates of knowledge-sharing, we continue to enhance the expertise of our health professionals through our joint conferences with Hopkins experts.”

The list of international speakers included world-renowned experts from Johns Hopkins Hospital: Dr. Mohamad Allaf, Dr. Michael Marohn, and Dr. John Hundt. In addition to leading regional physicians Dr. Claude Tayyar, Dr. Karim Nawfal, and Dr. Nadim Ayoub, amongst many.