High Skilled Doctors
LSPRASs members are specificaly trained in all aspects related to plastic surgery.
4 successfull annual congresses of the Lebanese Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery.
LSPRAS Executive Committee
ELIE ABDEL HAK, MD - Tel: +961 3 716706 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
FADY FERRAN, MD - Tel: +961 3 252511 - E.mail: email@example.com
PAUL AUDI, MD - Tel +961 3 339094 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
AMIR IBRAHIM, MD - Tel +961 3 720794 - E-mail: email@example.com
GEORGES GHANIMEH, MD - Tel. +961 3 616216 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
FADI H SLEILATI, MD
ZIAD SLEIMAN, MD
FIRAS A HAMDAN, MD
Members of the Lebanese Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery are well positioned to be leaders of our specialty not only in Lebanon but in the region as a whole. As such, maintaining up-to-date information as well as state-of-the-art techniques is not only of paramount importance but is critical to maintain our prestigious leadership position.
It is the duty of each one of us to maintain our high level of knowledge and expertise by actively pursuing continued medical education and by publishing our work in international peer reviewed journals. The society, on its part, will spare no effort to organize regularly high level scientific meetings that will be mostly convenient to you as well as to our regional and international colleagues to attend, thanks to its association with IPRAS, ISAPS, PABPS, MBC, and many other national societies such as the French and Brazilian Plastic Surgery societies.
In addition to scientific knowledge and technical skills, ethical conduct should be the cherry on the cake. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has witnessed great changes in recent years and Aesthetic Surgery has been lately in extreme demand. This has resulted in an increased awareness and interest by the media. Several Plastic Surgeons as well as non-Plastic Surgeons have been solicited by newspapers, magazines, and radio and television stations to talk about various aesthetic procedures and participate in Aesthetic Surgery focused programs.
Provision of information by physicians to their patients is at the centre of the process of valid consent; this however, must be distinguished from advertising, an issue of controversy for several years and strictly forbidden by Lebanese law and the Lebanese Medical Code of Ethics. By positioning oneself as part of a beauty industry focused on market requirements, one runs the risk of losing the view for the real need of patients which certainly creates an ethical dilemma and raises questions about his integrity. I am sure that all together, we can maintain our standing and promote Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the society and among our fellow physicians and surgeons as the ultimate form of surgery being the art of living human architecture. By attaining this goal we can make Plastic Surgery in Lebanon a focal point of attraction for the entire area and beyond. Together, we can also strengthen our society and give it an even more brilliant international exposure. As President of the Lebanese Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, I welcome you to our web site.
Elie Abdel Hak, MD
LEBANESE SOCIETY OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY
The Lebanese Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery was established by an official decree from the Ministry of Interior No. 6812 date 25/05/1995, published in the Lebanese official Journal No. 31 on 3/08/1995. The founding members were B. Atiyeh, MD, R. Moucharafieh, MD, S. Roukos, MD, G. Khalil, MD, and M. Abi Fadel, MD. Subsequently the Society was recognized by the Lebanese Order of Physicians and approved as one of the LOP Scientific Societies.
Society activities included organization of a local microsurgery conference and collaboration with the Lebanese Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery – LSPRAS in the organization of few others. For 4 consecutive years, it has supported several residents to train in microsurgical techniques. At present, it is at the down of a new revival and is organizing its first major conference on Nov. 17-18, 2012 in Beirut.
ASSOCIATION OF PLASTIC SURGEONS OF LEBANESE DESCENT
A first successful gathering of Plastic Surgeons of Lebanese Descent was organized in August 1999 in Lebanon; It was The First Lebanese-Brazilian Plastic Surgery Meeting. An attempt to organize a second meeting was unfortunately aborted by the 2006 war. Far from surrendering in face of the still unstable situation, once a utopic idea, the Association of Plastic Surgeons of Lebanese Descent – APSLD was officially created in October 2010 in Beirut with the Ist World Congress of Plastic Surgeons of Lebanese Descent. The IInd World Congress of Plastic Surgeons of Lebanese Descent was then organized in Cancun, Mexico in October 2012, followed by the IIIrd World Congress of Plastic Surgeons of Lebanese Descent in Beirut again in October 2014. The IVth Congress will be in 2017 in São Paulo, Brazil.