Did you Know ?

  • Doctors remove eggs from the woman and sperm from the man. Then eggs and sperm are placed together where hopefully, some will unite.

    The fertilized eggs are placed in a special culture. Once the eggs begin to divide several are placed back into the woman's uterus. Ideally, at least one of those fertilized eggs develops into a successful pregnancy.

Directed by Anwar Soubra MD, the Center for Assisted Reproduction at Trad Hospital (HOPE) offers the highest standards in the fields of infertility and assisted reproductive technology. The center uses a computerized database to contain detailed patient information so all couples can be accurately informed about total number of eggs retrieved, rate of fertilization, fate of unfertilized eggs, number of embryos transferred, etc.

A yearly assessment of the Unit's performance is made available to physicians.
Couples are also offered counseling for different kinds of assisted reproduction techniques.

The Unit's Mission
HOPE is aware that medical intervention used to alleviate infertility intrudes upon the most private and sensitive parts of our existence and relationships. This is why the unit will always be guided by the respect for human life at all stages of development, by the right of infertile people to proper treatment, and by the welfare of children born as a result of the hospital's intervention. HOPE will carry these duties to the highest moral, ethical and medical standards and treat all personal and medical information with the utmost confidentiality.

Services Provided
The unit offers a comprehensive service in the fields of reproductive medicine, endocrinology, andrology, and premature menopause. The different practices and techniques offered in our unit are

  • IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) offered to patients with unexplained infertility or anovulations
  • IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) successful treatment of couples with tubal damage, endometriosis, anovulation, low sperm parameters and unexplained infertility
  • ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) The injection of a single sperm into the cytoplasm of each egg, suitable for couples who have severely impaired sperm quality or have had an unexplained failure of fertilization with IVF
  • GIFT (Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer) Placement of oocytes and sperm within the tubal lumen at laparoscopy
  • PESA (Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration)
  • TESE (Testicular Sperm Extraction)
  • Testicular Biopsy These three techniques are used to obtain sperm from ICIS in cases of azoospermia with testicular sperm production present
  • Freezing: Sperm and embryos can be frozen on site. Sperm freezing is ideal for men undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy, PESA, TESE or testicular biopsy. Embryo freezing will also be offered to all couples with suitable embryos allowing replacement in future unstimulated cycles

Affiliation

Affiliation

On September 10th, a Gala Dinner was held at the Hotel Phoenicia on the occasion of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and our institution, Trad Hospital and Medical Center in Beirut.

The Memorandum of Understanding signed on this occasion will serve as the roadmap for a wide range of collaborative efforts. These include:
- The exchange of visiting faculty for teaching and research
- Access for qualified medical students planning to pursue their international clinical electives
- Mutual cooperation in the field of breast diseases, ear-nose-throat (cochlear implantation), obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics (navigational systems) through planning and development of joint conferences and seminars of mutual interest, training programs, program planning, and the development of technology of the above clinical areas
- The promotion and exchange of scholarly publications and other materials
- The development of substantive educational and research programs and conferences, seminars on topics of mutual interest and to encourage and strengthen communication and cooperation between members of both institutions

The MOU was signed by Dr. Stanley Knoll, MD, FACS, "Clinical Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Medical Director, International Medicine Programs" and Ms. Huda M. Ayas, "Executive Director, International Medicine Programs, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health and Health Service", representing Dr. John F. Williams, MD, EdD, "Provost and Vice-President for Health Affairs" at the University of George Washington. Dr. Sami Trad, Chairman General Manager, and Dr. Karim Trad, Medical Director, signed on behalf of Trad Hospital.
"This is this kind of mutual collaboration that can only enhance the research, education and clinical care goals of our respective institutions," said Dr. John F. Williams, provost and vice president for Health Affairs at GW, in a message prepared for the signing ceremony. "An exchange like this one will ensure that the entire country of Lebanon benefits from the value of the partnership."

Dr. Williams singled out the efforts of Trad Hospital Medical Director Dr. Karim Trad in making the collaboration possible. After completing a residency in general surgery at GW in the 1980's, Dr. Trad returned to GW as an assistant professor of surgery and director of endoscopic surgery in 1992. He moved to Lebanon three years later to become medical director at Trad Hospital; he remains a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at GW.

Dr. Sami Trad, Chairman and General Manager of Trad Hospital and Medical Center, reminded in his speech at the signing ceremony that Trad Hospital was founded in 1940 as a one floor maternity hospital . It was later expanded to cover a wide range of specialties in a multistoried building complex which still features carefully preserved traditional architecture . Today the Hospital stretches over 9000 M2 housing 70 beds and a Medical Center well equipped with a cutting edge modern medical environment.

"This agreement is a major stepping stone in Trad Hospital's ongoing pursuit to deliver high quality medical care" said Dr. Karim Trad in his speech. "We feel particularly proud and fortunate, especially that GW, through its International Medicine Programs, has been extremely successful in establishing similar collaborative efforts worldwide".

The dinner grouped around the representatives of George Washington University and Trad Hospital, prominent members from Beiruts' Medical and Academic Communities and was honored by the presence of His Excellency Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, Ambassador of the United States, who wished to be a witness of the signature. Mr. Feltman delivered on this occasion, a big speech stressing the importance of this partnership, which beyond its pure medical benefit to Trad Hospital and the whole country, will no doubt reinforce the long standing tradition of friendship and collaboration between the USA and the Lebanese people.



Affiliation

Affiliation

Entre Le Professeur Salim Daccache s.j.
Récteur

Et Le Docteur Sami Trad
Chairman de l'Hopital Trad

Désireux de contribuer à promouvoir la collaboration scientifique et pédagogique sur la base des relations d'amitié qui unissent les deux institutions, l'Université Saint-Joseph, représentée par son recteur, le Pr. Salim Daccache s.j, et l'Hôpital Trad, ont conclu une convention de coopération scientifique et pédagogique. La convention a été signée par le Pr. Daccache et le Dr. Sami Trad à la Villa Sursock, en présence du Pr. Roland Tomb, doyen de la faculté de médecine de l'USJ. 
Dans un mot de circonstance, le Dr. Trad a affirmé que l'affiliation avec l'USJ « représente pour l'Hôpital Trad une nouvelle étape dans notre marche vers une institution toujours plus performante, et surtout vers sa consolidation dans le temps». 
Pour sa part, le Pr. Daccache a remarqué que «les institutions sans les hommes n'ont ni âme ni volonté. Aujourd'hui, c'est grâce à la conjonction de volontés clairvoyantes et décidées, sages et engagées que cet accord a vu le jour ».


Agreement

Agreement

La Caisse des Français de l'Etranger est une structure originale spécialement créée pour les Français résidant à l'étranger. Elle leur permet d'avoir, quelle que soit leur situation, la même sécurité sociale qu'en France à des tarifs très compétitifs.
Les salariés, peuvent en plus, bénéficier d'une couverture accident du travail et cotiser pour leur retraite Sécurité sociale.
L'adhésion à la CFE se fait individuellement ou par le biais de l'employeur.

- l'Admission à l'Hôpital
[Formalités]
Après décision de votre médecin traitant, vous avez choisi l'Hôpital TRAD pour une intervention médicale
Pour faciliter vos démarches d'admission et pour que votre séjour se déroule sans surprise, nous vous recommandons de prendre contact avec le service administratif de l'hôpital pour connaître la date possible de votre intervention. Cette démarche est souvent faite par votre médecin traitant.

- Instructions aux patients C.F.E.
Le patient doit se présenter à l'Admission de l'Hôpital TRAD au moins 48 heures avant la date d'hospitalisation, muni d'un rapport du médecin traitant, de sa carte d'identité comportant une photo et de son numéro d'immatriculation à la C.F.E. (numéro de sécurité sociale). L'Hôpital se charge alors d'envoyer par fax la demande de prise en charge. Dès que la C.F.E. faxe son accord, le patient en est avisé et peut être admis à l'Hôpital.
Dans les cas urgents, le patient sera d'abord admis à l'Hôpital et la demande de prise en charge sera envoyée à la C.F.E. après son admission.

 

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