Telesurgery and Telemedicine - IRCAD
Dr Maalouf signed a deal with the IRCAD, Institute for Research into Cancer of the Digestive System, pools digestive cancer research laboratories, a research department in computer sciences/robotics, and a training centre in minimally invasive surgery. It was founded by Prof. Jacques Marescaux in 1994, and has quickly emerged to be the world's No 1. MIS training center.
Dr Maalouf took the exclusivity from the Ircad, for the Levant Clinic to be the representative to implement the necessary means for the application of this revolutionary technique not only to the Lebanon, but also for all countries in the greater region of the Middle East, Turkey, North Africa, and the Gulf area.