Dr. Mohamad Hayssam EL FAWAL (Medical Director)

      Academic Credentials :

June 2015: International Fellow in the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

October 2011: Fellow in the American College of Surgeons -USA.

2001 - 2003: Fellowship in Hepato-Biliary and Transplant Surgery - Lille - France.

2001 - 2002: Diploma in Hepato-Biliary Surgery - University of Paris XI - France.

1999-2000:  Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery - Lille University - France.

 1995 -2001: General Surgery Diploma - American University of Beirut - Lebanon.

1989-1995: Doctor in Medicine - Tishreen University - Syria.

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      Work History :

2016 till present: Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Unit in Makassed General Hospital- Lebanon.

2015 till present: Executive Board of IFSO - Lebanon.

2014 till present: Executive Board of the Lebanese Society for General Surgery- Lebanon.

2013 till present: Medical Director of BSC (Bariatric Surgery Clinic Center) - Lebanon.

2005 - 2007: Assistant Chairman in the department of surgery at Makassed Hospital -Lebanon.

2004 till present: Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine in Beirut Arab University - Lebanon.

2003 till present: Consultant in Hepato-Biliary surgery in Makassed General Hospital and Rafic Hariri Hospital (American University of Beirut affiliate) - Lebanon.

      Awards and Certifications:

August 2017: The Scientific committee of IFSO 2017 invited Dr. Fawal and his team to perform a “Gastric Sleeve Gastrectomy under Paravertebral Block” with live transmission from Makassed General Hospital in Beirut to IFSO2017 22nd congress-London.

May 2016: First mini Gastric Bypass done worldwide under PVB.

September 2015: International Member in ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery).

September 2015: Conducted a “Bariatric Surgery Workshop under Block Anesthesia” for Arab surgeons in collaboration with Ethicon International and BSC.

2014: Professor Michel Gagner - the sleeve surgery inventor- invited Dr. Hayssam Fawal and his team to perform a Gastric sleeve surgery with live transmission from Makassed General Hospital in Beirut to IFSO2014 Congress in Montreal Canada using the “Block Anesthesia technique performing the surgery in awake patient.

2014: Conducted a workshop training session for Arab surgeons on obesity surgery in collaboration with Covidien International, Makassed Hospital, Najjar Hospital and BSC.

2010: Performed the first Bariatric procedure inawake patient done under “Block Anesthesia” in Beirut - Lebanon.

2002: AFSA in Hepato-Biliary and Pancreatic Surgery from University of Henri-Warembourg-Lille - France.

 2001: Award of the American College of Surgeons -Lebanon Chapter.

 2001: Resident of the year 2001- Makassed Hospital - Beirut - Lebanon.

 1999: Certificate of attendance in cardiopulmonary resuscitation course from the American University of Beirut - Lebanon.

 1999: Arab Board in General Surgery (First Chapter).

1998: Certificate in advanced laparoscopic surgical training from “Bois-Bernard” Hospital - France.

1998: Certificate of specialized training in general surgery AFS in digestive surgery from the Faculty of “Henri-Warembourg” - Lille - France.

      Publications :

El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, El Hage Chehade Hiba Hassan, Zbibo Riad Hassan, El khatib Ziad Omar, Mneimne Mustapha, Dakour Aridi Hanaa, and Abtar Houssam Khodor, Early Complications Post Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Single-Center Experience and Literature Review, Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care. September 2017, 12(3): 130-135.

Nimeri, A., Al Hadad, M., Khoursheed, M., Maasher, A., Al Qahtani, A., Al Shaban, T., El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, Safadi, B., Alderazi, A., Abdalla, E. and Bashir, A., 2017. The Peri-operative Bariatric Surgery Care in the Middle East Region. Obesity surgery, 27(6), pp.1543-1547.

El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, Obesity surgery in the awake: is it feasible?, Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System, Volume 6, Issue4, P 28 , 2016.

Kanawati, S., El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, Maaliki, H. and Naja, Z. M. (2015), Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in five awake obese patients using paravertebral an d superficial cervical plexus blockade. Anaesthesia, 70: 993–995. doi:10.1111/anae.13037 (waiting for the approval of Dr. Naja)

Alami R., Safadi and El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, The Incidence of Cholecystectomy after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Lebanon, Poster in the ”Obesity week” - November 2014. (http://2015.obesityweek.com/app/uploads/2015/03/2014-ASMBS-abstracts.pdf)

El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, Gambiez L. and Raad A., Management of duodenal adenomatosis in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis, Annales de Chirurgie, 128(9):594-8, December 2003.

Aridi, H. D., Sultanem, S., Abtar, H., Safadi, B. Y., El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, & Alami, R. S. (2016). Management of gallbladder disease after sleeve gastrectomy in a selected Lebanese population. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 12(7), 1300-1304.

Aridi H. , El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, Shaghoury I. and Safadi B.Y. , Efficacy and Safety of Laparascopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Adolescents, Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care,Volume 11, Number 2, 78-83, 2016.

El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, Gambiez, L., Raad, A., Pruvot, F. R., Chambon, J. P., Saudemont, A., & Quandalle, P. (2003, November). Prise en charge et traitement de l’adénomatose duodénale de la polypose adénomateuse familiale. In Annales de chirurgie (Vol. 128, No. 9, pp. 594-598). Elsevier Masson.

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