Beirut, Lebanon

Our Beirut Story

Beirut is Lebanon’s seat of government and plays a central role in the Lebanese economy, with many banks and corporations based in its city center. GSF completed its 1st mission to Beirut, Lebanon from April 27-May 11, 2012, sponsored by The Talia Foundation. GSF partnered with American University of Beirut Medical Center for surgical procedures and a series of educational lectures. The purpose of GSF’s first mission was to deliver a series of lectures and operate on a small number of patients, paving the way for future missions to Lebanon.

TALIA Foundation

  • Provides humanitarian services in various fields for underserved patients
  • Sponsored GSF cleft missions to Lebanon since 2012 & coordinates patient screening & recruitment

Mission Statistics

(From GSF’s most recent mission — April 2016)

This was GSF’s fifth mission since 2012 performing procedures at Bikhazi Medical Group’s Fouad Khoury Hospital and providing a series of educational cleft care lectures at The American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC).

Our Comprehensive Cleft Care Team

  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Pediatricians
  • PACU Nurses
  • OR Nurses
  • Peri-Op Nurses
  • Speech Therapists
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Psychologists
  • Mission Coordinators

Surgical Procedures Performed

  • Patients referred by Talia Foundation, UNHCR, UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, NORWAC & URDA
  • 120 Patients Screened
  • 32 Surgical Procedure
  • 8 Cleft Lip Repairs
  • 21 Cleft Lip Revisions
  • 3 alveolar fistula repairs
  • Professional Psychosocial Support
  • VPI Initiative (Speech deficit evaluation & treatment planning)

Previous Missions

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
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