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It is our pleasure to welcome you to the General Surgery Department at Hassabo International Hospital. We consider it an honour in Hassabo International Hospital to care for our patients. Our General Surgery staff works together as a team to provide optimum patient care.

Our goal is to work together with you and your family to offer you the best possible medical and surgical care available. The General Surgery Department provides a comprehensive range of surgical services. This is provided by a dedicated team of several consultants each having an area of specialism and expertise.

About us

HIH’s Surgical team includes Consultants, Residents, nurses, surgical technologists, nursing assistants and other specialized technicians who have extensive experience in caring for patients’ medical and surgical needs.

As having surgery is an important decision, and so is choosing where to have surgery. At Hassabo International Hospital, your surgery will be performed by experienced specialists and surgeons equipped with the up-to-date diagnostic and surgical technology. In addition, you’ll experience your surgery and recovery in a comfortable, nurturing environment devoted solely to our patients.


What is general surgery?

General surgery is a branch of medicine that focuses on the surgical management of conditions that affect almost any area of the body.

What is a general surgeon?

The General Surgeon is trained to provide surgical care for the whole patient. This includes making a diagnosis; preoperative, operative and postoperative management of the patient; and the surgical treatment of the following:

  • Emergency Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Reconstructive Surgery.
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery (hemorrhoids, fissures and fistula)
  • Exploratory Surgery
  • Skin Surgery
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Vascular surgery

What Does Our Department Offer?

Hassabo International Hospital (HIH) General Surgeons and Surgical Oncologists are highly-skilled generalists, each with versatility and special interests in many of the latest surgical techniques and treatments.

What’s more, HIH Surgeons perform consultation and surgery on medical conditions involving the breast, endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract, colon, liver, pancreas and rectum. The surgeons at HIH are dedicated to continuing improvement in patient care. The general surgeons work closely with other specialists involved in each patient’s care to diagnose and provide timely surgical intervention for complex conditions.

Some of the most common general surgical procedures performed at HIH include:

  • Appendectomy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon Resections
  • Laparoscopic and Open Hernia Repair: Inguinal, Umbilical, Incisional and Hiatal hernias
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Laparoscopic Gastrectomy Vertical Sleeve (weight loss surgery)
  • Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (for gastroesophageal reflux)
  • Anal and colorectal surgeries (haemorrhoids, fissures and fistula)
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Gastric plication
  • Laparoscopy and Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal malignancies
  • Peritoneal carcinomatosis
  • Melanomas
  • Splenectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Exploratory Surgery
  • Liver resection
  • Whipple
  • Nissen plication
  • Retroperitoneal lymph node excision
  • Lipoma Excision
  • CAPP Catheter Placement

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

If you’re considering weight loss surgery, you can rely upon the team at Hassabo International Hospital to be there for you every step of the way. From making the decision to have surgery, to helping you understand your nutritional needs before and after the procedure, to achieving and maintaining a physically active post-surgery lifestyle, we’re here to help you reach your goals safely and effectively. We can even assist if you decide to choose body contouring surgery later. For more information.

Breast Surgery

General surgeons perform surgery for breast cancer, including breast biopsies, sentinel lymph node biopsy, lumpectomies and mastectomies. Nearly one-third of breast cancer patients still require a mastectomy (removal of the breast or breasts). However, with advances in reconstructive surgery, about one-third of these women have their breast(s) rebuilt, creating a breast mound that comes as close as possible to the form and appearance of the natural breast. Ask your doctor if you are a candidate for breast reconstructive surgery.

Our services

  • Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy
  • Preventive Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Cancer: Local Treatment Options
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Cancer: Lumpectomy and Partial Mastectomy
  • Breast Examination After Treatment for Breast Cancer
  • Breast reconstructive surgery.
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Laparoscopy and Endoscopy

Many conditions are diagnosed and treated with laparoscopy, a type of surgery in which a scope is inserted into the abdominal and pelvic regions through small incisions in the abdominal wall. Laparoscopy offers patients the benefit of smaller incisions, resulting in a shortened hospital stay and recovery period.

After the surgery

Outpatients return to the Surgical Care Unit and inpatients are admitted to a private room in the appropriate unit for extended care. Your family can relax in a comfortable waiting area while you are in surgery and until you are able to meet them.

Scheduling Your Appointment

Patients are generally seen by appointment, however if your situation is urgent, please inform our staff when you call or visit us at our around the clock Emergency Department. Every effort will be made to see you as soon as possible and the physician will be immediately notified to assess your needs. Please call us at 23520003-23520008 – 23521002-23521006-23521007-23520040 – 01006625687

How should I prepare for the clinic?

When you schedule your appointment, we will ask you to provide important information that will help us evaluate your current condition:

  • Be prepared with the questions you want to ask
  • Bring a notebook and pen, we encourage you to take notes
  • If this is a follow up visit, you have to remember to write down the changes you have experienced since your last visit.
  • All records that refer in any way to your condition
  • A complete list of your medications
  • All prior medical records, including x-ray films, biopsy reports, lab and/or pathology records
  • Any necessary referrals or prior authorization required by your insurance company

Coordinating your Surgery

Each physician has a designated Surgical Coordinator who will meet with you and organize your entire pre-operative and post-operative surgical care. Your surgical coordinator is your liaison between you and your physician.

 Services include:

  • Scheduling surgery
  • Providing educational materials
  • Thorough review of the surgical process and care
  • Coordinate pre-op and post-op clearances and appointments
  • Assistance with insurance referrals and prior authorizations
  • Coordinate home health and physical therapy
  • Coordinate DME Durable Medical Equipment services, such as crutches and cold therapy

Questions and/or comments

If, after reading this, you still have questions, please do not hesitate to ask the Specialists or nurses in our unit. They will be happy to give you more information or arrange a meeting with the Consultant / Medical Director.

We would appreciate it if you could let us know whether you are satisfied with our care. For this purpose, a visitor’s book & patient satisfaction form is available in each of our departments. We would like you to write down your comments, experiences and/or suggestions for improvement, so that we can share this with our staff members. This input may help us to improve the service at the hospital.

The Medical Director /patient & care provider service center can be reached on 01006625687-23520003-23521002-23520008-23521006-23521007-23520040

 or via the e-mail address:

Dr. Mohamed Kamal

Education Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery 1974 Excellent grade, MSc in Otolaryngology 1978 Excellent grade, and PhD in Otolaryngology 1984.…

Dr. Mohamed Fahim Badran

Education Cardiology & vascular medicine diploma 1989 Internal medicine diploma 1977 Conditions Treated Internal medicine & cardiology Procedures formed Consultant…

Dr. Afaf Hussain

Education Diploma 1993 – Masters 1997 in dermatology & venereology Conditions Treated Dermatology Professional membership Egyptian Society of Dermatology. Activities…

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