LAU Medical Center- Rizk Hospital launches it new Diabetic Foot Clinic
“Diabetes is dangerous to your feet and can cause serious problems that could result in losing a toe, foot or leg”, a precautionary statement said to all diabetic patients who are prone to complications.
As its “Healing with Compassion” slogan indicates, LAU Medical Center- Rizk Hospital is always keen on providing its patients with the best health care through its state of the art technologies and stated Mission, Vision and Values.
For this reason, the center launched its Diabetic Foot Clinic on Tuesday October 16, 2018, in the presence of doctors and medical team members, for diabetes patients with acute and chronic foot complications such as ulcerations, deformities and infection.
The Clinic offers assessment, specialist treatments including ulcer debridement, wound dressing, offloading treatment, total contact casting and negative pressure wound therapy, surgical reconstruction and patient education.
The team includes foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons, vascular surgeons, endocrinologists, family medicine doctors and wound care nurses. Major surgeries are performed in the operating room facilities of LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital dedicated to foot and ankle reconstruction and reperfusion.
“Foot care is a critical part of treating diabetic patients, as they are two to five times more likely than other individuals to develop foot problems such as ulcers, infections, Charcot’s osteoarthropathy and painful neuropathies”, said Dr. Cesar Yammine, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery-Orthopedic Surgery Division at LAU Medical Center- Rizk Hospital.
The Diabetic Foot Clinic at LAU Medical Center- Rizk Hospital is ready to welcome patients from Monday to Wednesday between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.