General Surgery

Best General Surgery services in Dubai

What is General Surgery?

General surgery is the arm of medicine that deals with surgical interventions of the:
A General surgeon is a highly specialized surgeon that does not only operate in the above 4 mentioned fields but also is expected to have in depth knowledge in
Common surgeries carried out by General Surgeons include, appendicitis, hernias, gallbladder surgeries, stomach, and intestinal issues.
General surgeons may specialize in a type of surgery, such as treating cancer or burns, that requires the surgeon to be able to perform procedures on multiple areas of the body.

Complex and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Advanced complex surgical procedures, including cancer surgery and weight loss solutions. Our experienced surgical team uses cutting-edge minimally invasive and robotic techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. We provide the highest level of care and attention, from pre-operative consultations to post-operative follow-up. When it comes to your health and wellbeing, trust the experts at Al Zahra Hospital to deliver exceptional surgical services with the utmost precision and care.

Thoracic Surgery

The general thoracic service provides expansive and comprehensive services for the surgical treatment of non-cardiac benign and malignant diseases of the chest, including the lungs, esophagus, chest wall, airway, mediastinum (the central compartment of the chest) and diaphragm. Many of our therapies are performed using minimally invasive techniques such as video-assisted thoracic surgery or VATS and laparoscopic surgery.

Our General Surgery Services at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai include:

Fields of expertise:

Vascular surgery services:

Meet Our Team

Our team of highly qualified and experienced physicians drawn from across the world

  • Dr. Ali Dameh

    Head of Department-chief of Surgery-Consultant Surgeon

    Dr. Ali Dameh

    Head of Department-chief of Surgery-Consultant Surgeon
    Dr. Ali is a distinguished physician who has received the Dubai Health Care City Distinguished Excellence Physician Award in 2019 for his exceptional contribution in promoting advanced & complex surgery services in the UAE. He is widely renowned for providing compassionate care to his patients suffering from cancer and for his expertise in performing complex surgical procedures of the Thoracic (lung and chest), Upper GI (Stomach and Esophagus), and surgical oncology (Liver, Adrenal, Solid Organs & Sarcoma) cases in Dubai and the UAE.
  • Dr. Gokhan Cipe

    Specialist Surgeon

    Dr. Gokhan Cipe

    Specialist Surgeon
    Dr. Cipe is a Professor of Surgery. He is a European and Turkish Board-certified General Surgeon, with more than 20 years of experience. He started his career in 1999, at Sisli Etfal Research and Education Hospital, Istanbul - Turkey, and worked in several reputed hospitals there.
  • Dr. Mahmoud Tabbal

    Consultant Surgeon-Division Chief

    Dr. Mahmoud Tabbal

    Consultant Surgeon-Division Chief
    Dr. Mahmoud Tabbal is a Board Certified Consultant General Surgeon with more than 19 years of experience in USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Most recently, he worked as the head of Hepatobiliary Surgery at King Fahad Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Tabbal is Jordanian board certified in general surgery and has received his advanced sub speciality training in USA and Canada through the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the American Hepatopancreatobiliary Association (AHPBA). He is an active member in numerous societies, committees and associations including the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the International HepatoPancreatoBiliary Association (IHPBA).
  • Dr. Paul Sayad

    Consultant General Surgeon

    Dr. Paul Sayad

    Consultant General Surgeon
    Dr. Sayad received his medical degrees from St. Joseph University, Beirut. He completed his General Surgery residency training at Staten Island University Hospital in New York, USA, Subsequently, he completed a subspecialty fellowship training in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at the same institution under the tutelage of Dr. George Ferzli, a pioneer in this field. Dr. Sayad authored multiple medical publications in peer reviewed journals and he was a speaker in many international surgical meetings.
  • Dr. Taghreed Almahmeed

    Consultant General & Breast Surgeon

    Dr. Taghreed Almahmeed

    Consultant General & Breast Surgeon
    Dr. Taghreed Almahmeed is an American board-certified surgeon and member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In 2016, after a decade of hands-on practice across the United States, she joined the AZHD team as a Consultant General Surgeon and distinguished member of Al Zahra Cancer Center's multidisciplinary tumor board for breast cancer patients. Dr. Taghreed specializes in breast surgery and oncoplastic breast procedures with minimally invasive techniques.
  • Dr. Nazim AL Rifai

    (specialist surgeon) Minimally Invasive Surgeon - Bariatric

    Dr. Nazim AL Rifai

    (specialist surgeon) Minimally Invasive Surgeon - Bariatric
    Dr. Al Rifai is an adjunct assistant professor in many international and national medical colleges, a member of royal college of surgeon in Ireland. He is Syrian board certified with more than 25 years' experience in the field of open and advanced laparoscopic surgery, and 20 years in bariatric surgery in several academic hospitals.

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