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The Gastrointestinal endoscopy unit of the Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui-UMC was first established in late 1970th  has known a rapid expansion in 1987 with the introduction of sophisticated biliary & pancreatic diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy techniques. A recent renovation and expansion of the department took place in 2016 in order to improve the patient flow and experience.


State-of-the-art unit, it is operated by a specialized team relying on a solid ground of expertise:

  • Two thousands diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies a year with continuous enhancement of the quality and safety of care,
  • High-end equipment with routine checking and maintenance by a highly qualified personnel,
  • A highly specialized team of doctors, nursing staff and associates with high standards in professional and ethical conduct

Common procedures performed include:

  • Advanced biliary and pancreatic wall stent deployment, sphincterotomy and stones extraction,
  • Biliary manometry,
  • Esophageal manometry,
  • PH study with impedance,
  • Esophageal stent placement,
  • Dilatation for achalasia,
  • Sclerotherapy and band ligation of varices,
  • Heat probe photocoagulation (ERBE),
  • PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) ,
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy.