The Department of Surgery at Makassed Hospital strives to deliver the highest quality patient care, conduct innovative medical research, and provide the best training for our surgeons and physicians. The Department includes an expert team of sixty- three surgeons who are leaders in their specialties. It provides all types of surgeries including: general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic, urology, ophthalmology, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, plastic, pediatric, dental and ENT surgeries.

MGH physicians conduct outpatient consultations and procedures as well as inpatient procedures and operations, with a pre-operative unit to improve surgical services. Half of the surgeries performed at Makassed hospital are one-day surgeries, with patients admitted and discharged on the same day. This strategy has had a very positive impact on patient satisfaction.

Affiliations with the American University of Beirut (AUB) and Beirut Arab University (BAU) provide the Department of Surgery with the opportunity to collaborate with world-class teaching in the fields of General Surgery (with AUB) and Orthopedic Surgery and Urology Surgery (with BAU).

Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)

The Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Unit at Makassed Hospital treats conditions affecting the ears, nose and throat (larynx and pharynx), including infections, deafness, vertigo, tumors and surgery of the tonsils, adenoids, parotid glands and thyroid.

The Unit consists of a highly skilled team of nine doctors and surgeons dedicated to delivering high-quality care to adult and pediatric patients. ENT surgeons perform major operations including facial plastic surgeries, tonsillectomies, rhinoplasties and other major ENT operations, providing both inpatient and outpatient treatment, as well as emergency clinics for symptoms affecting the ear, nose or throat.

Head of Division: Khalil Kharma, MD

General Surgery

The General Surgery Division provides almost all general surgical procedures as well as state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical interventions. The Division performs bariatric surgical procedures

and techniques for obesity problems, as well as a wide range of Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary surgeries.

Acting head of division: Mustafa Oweidat, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery is dedicated to providing excellent patient care and outstanding education for residents in the fields of orthopedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine. Our expert surgical team is committed to providing excellent patient care for a wide range of conditions, ranging from sports medicine to spinal surgery and pediatric orthopaedics to joint replacement.

Head of division: Riad Fakih, MD

Urology Surgery

The Urology Division at Makassed General Hospital provides a wide range of advanced services by well-trained attending physicians. Our Division is a regional center for minimally invasive therapy of stone disease: kidney stones endoscopically, urological cancer surgical activity, laparoscopy, pediatric urology and kidney transplantation.

Acting head of division: Mustafa Oweidat, MD


Mustafa Oweidat

Dr. Mustafa Oweidat Chairman

Khalil Kharma

Dr. Khalil Kharma Head of Division - ENT