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Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Issam El R​assi-MD
Cardiac Surgery​

Dr. Mounir Obeid, MD
Cardiac Surgery​

Dr. Zohair Al Halees, MD
Cardiac Surgery

The Children’s Heart Center at the American University of Beirut Medical Center offers the full spectrum of pediatric and adult congenital cardiothoracic surgical procedures with outcomes among the best in Lebanon and the region. 
Expertise spans traditional open-heart surgery to minimally-invasive techniques. We have performed around 153 surgeries in the past two years including Lebanese and foreign patients, a testament to the program’s strength and the trust we have built with providers throughout the region. Our surgical team includes attending pediatric cardiac surgeons, surgical physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists.

Our pediatric and adult congenital cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures offered include:

​ ​​​Surgical Procedures include
  • ​​Fontan
  • Conduit
  • Rastelli
  • Glenn (BDG)
  • Damus-Kay
  • Kawashima
  • Coarctation
  • Unifocalization
  • Blalock–Taussig (BT) Shunt
  • Atrioventricular Canal Repair
  • ​​Tetralogy of Fallot Repair
  • Arterial Switch Operation
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Subaortic Membrane Resection
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Closure
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) Closure
  • Repair of Supravalcar Aortic Stenosis
  • Matrial Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Pulmonary Artery Repair and Debanding
  • Repair of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR)