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Dr.Federico Gonzalez Lopez

Dr.Federico Gonzalez Lopez

Consultant Pediatrician Surgeon

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Expertise: Dr. Gonzalez is a Consultant Pediatric Surgeon at Al Zahra Hospital and has over 25 years’ experience in Pediatric General Surgery and specially in Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic pediatric complex procedures from neonates to adolescents (14 years).

He is focusing in create one of the bests Pediatric Surgery Services in the Middle East.

He stays up to date with the latest surgical trends, has trained young Pediatric Surgeons during his entire life and continues assisting to international congresses   all over the world.

Founder and then coordinator during 18 years of the PS Service at HPTU, a 600 beds private hospital, considered one of the best hospitals in Colombia and tenth in SA, with multiple accreditations awards as ISQUA (Int. SOc. For quality in health care 2012), Prize for Excellence 2013 and Prize for Best hosp to work in 2013.

Major Surgeries:  He does laparoscopic and open surgeries for abdominal  pathologies (stomach, small and large bowel, liver, gallbladder, spleen, ovaries, kidneys, urinary bladder).

Minor Surgeries:  Circumcision, all forms of hernias in pediatric patients (inguinal, umbilical, ventral), hydroceles, undescended and ectopic testis, hydrocele.

Laparoscopy:  Performs with special expertise all kind of complex  minimally invasive surgeries, using  as a norm Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) with the added benefit of faster recovery and reduced complications.

Neonates: He is specially and meticulously committed to the correction of  surgical neonatal malformations  of: lungs, esophagus (esophageal atresia +tracheoesophageal fistula) and abdomen (liver, spleen, small and large bowel), abdominal wall (omphalocele, gastroschisis).

Tumors:   Surgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors of soft tissues, thorax and abdomen (neuroblastoma, Wilm’s tumor and others).

Trauma: Spent many years in the surgical management of open pediatric trauma center (gunshots, stabwounds, bomb  blast  injuries) and blunt pediatric trauma center  (falls, motor-vehicle accidents) in thorax and abdomen.

Career history:

Medical degree:  UPB(Bolivarian Pontifice University) Medellin,  Colombia, 1983

General  and Pediatric Surgery:  U de A (Antioquia University) , Medellin, Colombia

Then worked  as a  Pediatric Surgeon at Social Security Institute (1990-96), Pablo Tobon Uribe Hospital (HPTU) from 1993-2008 (Founder of the Pediatric Surgery Service),  CHUIMI (Maternal-Infantile Hospital of Canary Islands, Spain), jan. 2009-aug. 2010: HGUA  (General University Hospital of Alicante (Spain) from sep. 2010-oct 2016.

He is the first Pediatric Surgeon of Al Zahra Hospital Dubai (since 01 nov. 2016).

Memberships:

Fellow of the EBPS(European  Board of Pediatric  Surgery)

Member of Spanis Society of Pediatric Surgery

Member of the Spanish Society of Laparoscopic Surgery

Member of EUPSA (European Society of Pediatric Surgery)

Hobbies

Watercolor and oil paintings

Sports