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It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department at Hassabo International Hospital. We consider it an honor at Hassabo International Hospital to care for our patients. Our Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery staff works together as a team to provide optimum patient care.

Our goal is to work together with you and your family to offer you the best possible medical and surgical care available. The Plastic & Reconstructive Department provides a comprehensive range of surgical services. This is provided by a dedicated team of several consultants each having an area of specialism and expertise.

About us

HIH’s Surgical team includes consultants, residents, nurses, surgical technologists, nursing assistants and other specialized technicians who have extensive experience in caring for patients’ medical and surgical needs.

As having surgery is an important decision, and so is choosing where to have surgery. At Hassabo International Hospital, your surgery will be performed by experienced specialists and surgeons equipped with the up-to-date diagnostic and surgical technology. In addition, you’ll experience your surgery and recovery in a comfortable, nurturing environment devoted solely to our patients.

Overview

What is Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery?

Plastic surgery has two major components:

Reconstructive plastic surgery which is all about restoring appearance and function to the human body after accident or illness and aesthetic (often known as cosmetic) plastic surgery, which is principally to alter the appearance from choice. Unlike most surgical specialties that are defined by an anatomical area, plastic surgery is defined by the surgical procedures and techniques that are carried out.

What is a Plastic Surgeon?

Plastic Surgeons: Focus on repairing defects to reconstruct a normal function & appearance.

Plastic surgery is described as a surgical specialty devoted to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to trauma, birth disorders, burns, and disease. Plastic surgery is intended to correct dysfunctional areas of the body and is, by definition, reconstructive in nature.

Types Plastic Surgery Procedures:

·      Breast Reconstruction

·      Burn Repair Surgery

·      Congenital Defect Repair: Cleft Palate, Extremity Defect Repair

·      Lower Extremity Reconstruction

·      Hand Surgery

·      Scar Revision Surgery

What is a Cosmetic Surgeon?

Cosmetic Surgeons: Focus on Enhancing Appearance

The principles, techniques, and procedures of cosmetic surgery are entirely focused on enhancing a patient’s appearance. Enhancing aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and proportion are the key goals. Aesthetic surgery can be performed on a wide range of areas of the head, neck, and body. Since cosmetic procedures treat areas that function properly, cosmetic surgery is designated as elective. Cosmetic elective procedures are performed by doctors from a variety of medical fields, including plastic surgeons.

Types of Cosmetic Surgery Procedures:

Breast Enhancement: Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction

Facial Contouring: Rhinoplasty, Chin, or Cheek Enhancement

Facial Rejuvenation: Facelift, Neck Lift, Brow Lift, Eyelid Lift

Body Contouring: Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Gynecomastia Treatment

Skin Rejuvenation: Botox®, Laser Resurfacing, Filler Treatments

What Does Our Department Offer?

Hassabo International Hospital (HIH) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons are highly skilled, each with versatility and special interests in many of the latest surgical techniques and treatments.  We provide a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures to both adults and children. Our surgical team has the expertise to repair, restore and enhance your physical appearance, so that you look as good as you feel.

What’s more, HIH Surgeons perform consultation and reconstructive surgery on medical conditions involving congenital abnormalities as well cosmetic procedures of the abdomen, breast, hand, wrist, head and neck, male and female genital region. The surgeons at HIH are dedicated to continuing improvement in patient care. The plastic and reconstructive surgeons work closely with other specialists involved in each patient’s care to diagnose and provide timely surgical intervention for complex conditions.

Reconstructive surgical procedures performed at HIH include:

Breast reconstruction

It can be psychologically difficult to lose one or both of your breasts due to cancer. If your breast cancer necessitates a mastectomy, reconstructive surgery can help you feel better about your appearance whilst you focus on your recovery from cancer.

We practice the most contemporary methods for breast reconstruction. This surgery can be performed either directly after the mastectomy, or after a period of recovery. Your surgeon will discuss the best option for you, depending on your health and the type of breast cancer surgery you’ll need.

  • DIEP flap surgery: HIH experienced surgeons perform this very specialized surgery using your own fat tissue for breast reconstruction. As a more natural type of reconstruction, DIEP flaps are often the best choice if you have scar tissue left over from mastectomy or if you’ve undergone radiation therapy following cancer. We make use of fat tissue from your own abdomen leaving the muscle intact. DIEP grants surgeons to reconstruct breast tissue that will grow and age with the patient and retain a natural consistency.

  • Implants: Implants are a viable alternative for women who wish or need to avoid flap surgery. Women who decide implant-based reconstruction may want to avoid scars on their abdomen or may want to avoid a major surgery due to age or other medical problems. Implant reconstruction is also a good alternative for patients with congenital breast deformities.

  • Contouring: To ensure a balanced, natural appearance, we can reshape your unaffected breast in addition to your reconstruction.

Hand & Wrist Surgery

Hand surgery is often required after an injury or if you suffer with arthritis, a tumor, a nerve problem or have a birth defect. Hand surgery involves a combination of tissue handling techniques including, microsurgery, nerve, tendon, and ligament and bone reconstruction. The hand is particularly unforgiving following injury or surgery, a team approach including the patient, hand therapist and properly trained surgeon is essential for the optimal outcome. Reconstructive wrist surgery facilitates the repair of damaged tissues and reduces the pain and weakness. If arthritis has developed, surgery will, in many cases, alleviate the pain.

General Reconstructive Surgery

We offer plastic surgery for all forms of traumatic injury and congenital deformities, including:

  • Acute hand trauma

  • Complex head and neck (scalp, mid-face and jaw) reconstruction after cancer or trauma, as well as facial fracture repair

  • Reconstructive surgery to the chest, abdomen or extremities after trauma, cancer or surgery

  • Specialized surgery to care for vital organs after cardiac and vascular surgery.

Cleft and Cranioplasty

Adults and children with congenital facial deformities, traumatic head and face injuries and other conditions may require surgical solutions to restore function or improve your appearance.

Our surgeons treat:

  • Cleft lip and/or cleft palate

  • Craniofacial deformities of the forehead, skull and eyes

  • Maxillofacial deformities of the jaws, bite and temporomandibular (TMJ) joints.

Skin Surgery

  • Skin Cancer: Remove basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma and reconstruct the resultant defect with an appreciation for optimal aesthetics.

  • Melanoma Surgery: Remove this dangerous form of skin cancer and reconstruct the resultant defect with an appreciation for optimal aesthetics.

  • Skin Lesion Removal: Remove benign (non-cancerous) skin lesions.

Surgery related to treatment of nerve defects

  • Carpal Tunnel: Alleviate tingling and numbness in the hands by releasing the pressure on the median nerve at the wrist.

  • Dupuytren’s Surgery: Restore hand mobility by excising scar tissue in the palm associated with this disabling disease known as Dupuytren’s palmar fibromatosis.

  • Ganglion Cyst Removal: Remove benign unwanted bumps or lumps on the fingers, hands or wrists.

HIH Cosmetic Surgery Centre

  • Hassabo International Hospital Aesthetics Surgery Centre offers the latest in Aesthetics, Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery. At HIH Aesthetic Surgery Centre, we are dedicated to creating a lifelong impact for our patients through individually tailored care and the excellent results they desire to help them rediscover the pleasure of seeing their body as they want it to be.

    Our consultants at HIH Aesthetic Surgery Centre have combined expertise, technique and a shared artistic vision to establish a unique aesthetic experience. We have invested the time to anticipate your every single need, putting an incredible selection of facilities and services to establish a warm and safe cosmetic journey.

    Our objective is to make your health and beauty journey as smooth and pleasing as possible from the moment you walk through our doors.

    Our surgeons bring together plastic surgery with ancillary disciplines to provide the finest surgical and post- operative care to patients.

     We offer a wide variety of cosmetic surgery procedures to restore and reshape your face and body after natural aging, weight loss and pregnancies take their toll.

Aesthetic Surgical Procedures include:

Body

Brachioplasty (Removal of Excess Upper Arm Skin): Often performed after massive weight loss, improve the contour of the arms by removing excess skin.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck): Firm and tighten the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat, tightening the underlying rectus abdomens’ (6-pack muscles), and hide the scar under the underwear or bathing suit.

Reduction: Reduce back and neck pain and improve the breast balance and proportion by removing excess breast tissue and skin and repositioning the nipple and areola.

Lift: Obtain a younger, firmer appearance of the breast by tightening sagging breast skin and repositioning the nipple and areola.

Augmentation: Obtain a fuller appearance of the breast with the use of silicone or saline breast implants.

Liposuction: Most active for localized areas of excess fat, remove unwanted fat collections that stubbornly persist despite diet and exercise. Achieve optimal body contour.

Thigh Lift: Often performed after massive weight loss, improve the contour of the thighs by removing excess skin.

Face

Brow Lift: Restores youthful upper face appearance by smoothing forehead wrinkles

 and repositioning brows.

Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery): Obtain a rejuvenated, youthful eye appearance by removing excess skin on upper and lower lids, removing unwanted bulges and restoring volume to hollow tired appearing eyes.

Face Lift: Return to a more youthful version of yourself by repositioning sagging facial structures, restoring volume where decent, and removing excess skin; often performed in conjunction with a neck lift for optimal restoration of cosmetic facial balance.

Neck Lift: Achieve a more youthful neckline by removing excess skin and unwanted bulges and alleviating neck bands due to underlying platysma muscle.

Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping): Reduce and reposition prominent ears; repair torn or stretched earlobes.

Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping): Achieve cosmetic balance to the face by reshaping a less than ideal nose appearance.

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

If you’re considering weight loss surgery, you can rely upon the team at Hassabo International Hospital to be there for you every step of the way. From making the decision to have surgery, to helping you understand your nutritional needs before and after the procedure, to achieving and maintaining a physically active post-surgery lifestyle, we’re here to help you reach your goals safely and effectively. We can even assist if you decide to choose body contouring surgery later.

After the surgery

If you’re considering weight loss surgery, you can rely upon the team at Hassabo International Hospital to be there for you every step of the way. From making the decision to have surgery, to helping you understand your nutritional needs before and after the procedure, to achieving and maintaining a physically active post-surgery lifestyle, we’re here to help you reach your goals safely and effectively. We can even assist if you decide to choose body contouring surgery later.

Scheduling Your Appointment

Patients are generally seen by appointment, however if your situation is urgent, please inform our staff when you call or visit our 24/7 Emergency Department. Every effort will be made to see you as soon as possible and the physician will be immediately notified to assess your needs.

How should I prepare for the clinic?

When you schedule your appointment, we will ask you to provide important information that will help us evaluate your current condition:

  • All records that refer in any way to your condition

  • A complete list of your medications

  • All prior medical records, including x-ray films, biopsy reports, lab and/or pathology records

Any necessary referrals or prior authorization required by your insurance company

Coordinating your Surgery

Each physician has a designated Surgical Coordinator who will meet with you and organize your entire pre-operative and post-operative surgical care. Your surgical coordinator is your liaison between you and your physician.

 Services include:

  • Scheduling surgery

  • Providing educational materials

  • Thorough review of the surgical process and care

  • Coordinate pre-op and post-op clearances and appointments

  • Assistance with insurance referrals and prior authorizations

  • Coordinate home health and physical therapy

  • Coordinate DME Durable Medical Equipment services, such as crutches and cold therapy

Questions and/or comments

If, after reading this leaflet, you still have questions, please do not hesitate to ask the Specialists or nurses in our unit. They will be happy to give you more information or arrange a meeting with the Consultant / Medical Director.

We would appreciate it if you could let us know whether you are satisfied with our care. For this purpose, a visitor’s book & patient satisfaction form is available in each of our departments. We would like you to write down your comments, experiences and/or suggestions for improvement, so that we can share this with our staff members. This input may help us to improve the service at the centre.

The Medical Director /patient & care provider service centre can be reached 23520003-23520008- 23521002-23521006-23521007-23520040 – 01006625687

or via the e-mail address: Email us at

patientfeedback@hih.com.eg

complaints@hih.com.eg

Dr. Hany Hamed Albeltagy

Education Master of Diagnostic Radiology, 1986 Bachelor of Medicine in Surgery 1979 Conditions Treated General rays – CT rays –…

Dr. Afaf Hussain

Education Diploma 1993 – Masters 1997 in dermatology & venereology Conditions Treated Dermatology Professional membership Egyptian Society of Dermatology. Activities…

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Education Cardiology & vascular medicine diploma 1989 Internal medicine diploma 1977 Conditions Treated Internal medicine & cardiology Procedures formed Consultant…

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