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.

Dr. AL Rifai is dual certified surgeon of excellence for bariatric surgery and laparoscopic surgery from the American surgical review corporation (SRC).

Dr. Nazim is a well-known bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgeon with his extensive experience in bariatric surgery, and more than 4000 cases in bariatric and advanced laparoscopic surgery, with huge experience in the medical teaching world while, he is a faculty member in many medical colleges in middle east and in Austria.

Dr. Nazim has special interest in working on and teaching medicine and art, to approach humanity in medical practice “know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human being just be another human being”.



  • Adjunct asst. professor of surgery.
  • MBBS
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine MD-Syria
  • Speciality Certificate in General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Syria
  • Mrcs -Ireland
  • Certified Program in Art -Austria
  • Fellow IFSO, International Federation for Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
  • Fellow ESMBS, Emirate society of metabolic and bariatric surgery


  • Nonsurgical treatment of obesity
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Single anastomosis gastric bypass
  • Roux-n-y gastric bypass
  • Revision bariatric surgery
  • Reversal of gastric bypass to normal anatomy
  • Antireflux procedures for acidity and hiatus hernia
  • Abdominal wall hernias
  • Superior artery syndrome procedures
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

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