Benghazi, Libya

General Surgery

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland.

Gastrointestinal Surgery
This department performs treatment mainly focusing on surgery for benign and malignant cancers of the gastrointestinal system. Staff specializing in the esophagus, stomach, liver, bile, pancreas, colon, and proctology work together to provide treatment. Laparoscopic surgery is performed for gallstones as well as gastric and colorectal cancers. Treatment methods other than surgery such as radiotherapy or treatment with anticancer agents are also emphasized.
Breast and Endocrine Surgery
In this department, surgical treatment for breast diseases, mainly breast cancer, and endocrine diseases, mainly thyroid and parathyroid neoplasms, are performed.
This department deals with cerebrovascular diseases, brain tumors, spinal cord tumors, and diseases related to the craniospinal nerves such as cranial injuries. It also treats functional disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia and facial spasms in addition to offering general elective screening tests for the brain, thereby emphasizing the prevention of cerebrovascular diseases and the early detection of disorders.
Emergency Medicine
This department deals with emergency outpatient treatment predominantly of patients who arrive by ambulance. Doctors from this department cooperate with specialists from all other departments to offer treatment 24 h a day, 365 days a year. They principally treat emergency cases of stroke, cardiac and respiratory disorders, and cancer. Specialists also manage pediatric and obstetrics and gynecological emergencies. It is important that emergency treatment does not begin only when patients enter the hospital, but from the onset of symptoms at the patient’s home. Therefore, patients are requested to contact the hospital by telephone before arriving.