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:

December 2017: In the context of “GOSS 2017” (Gulf Obesity Surgery Society) in U.A.E.,  Dr. Fawal was awarded the 1st place prize for his article: “Comparison of Outcomes of OAGB and LSG in Morbid and Super Obese Patients”.

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, Comparison of Outcomes of OAGB and LSG in Morbid and Super Obese Patients. (Submitted). 

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.

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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      International Medical Conferences:

December 2017: Faculty and Guest Speaker - Five lectures were presented in ”Gulf Obesity Surgery Society” - GOSS 2017 - Dubai- U.A.E. 

October 2017: Conducted an “Excellence in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Workshop” for Iraqi surgeons in “Al Sadr General Teaching Hospital” - Basra - Iraq in collaboration with Ethicon International.

October 2017: Faculty and Guest Speaker in the 13th Annual Conference of Egyptian Society for Bariatric Surgery (ESBS2017) and the 1st Annual Meeting of Pan Arab Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (PASMBS).

September 2017: Faculty and Guest Speaker in Kuwait Association of Surgeon’s Conference (KAS2017)- Kuwait.

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.

July 2017: Faculty and Guest Speaker in the Obesity Surgery Forum – Beirut - Lebanon.

July 2017: Faculty and Guest Speaker - two lectures were presented in the 4th Annual Consensus ConferenceNaples - Italy.

March 2017: Faculty and Guest Speaker - one lecture was presented in the 1st Iraqi International Obesity Surgery Conference - Basra - Iraq.

November 2016: Faculty and Guest Speaker - one lecture was presented in the “9th Frankfurter Meeting / 19th International Bariatric Club Symposium - Frankfurt - Germany.

November 2016: Faculty and Guest Speaker - Four lectures were presented in the “12th annual Conference of Egyptian Society for Bariatric Surgery- ESBS 2016- Cairo - Egypt.

November 2016: Faculty and Guest Speaker - A lecture entitled “International Bariatric Club” was presented in “The XIIth Makassed Medical Congress” - Beirut - Lebanon.

September 2016: Faculty and Guest Speaker in the ”European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology” ESPE 2016 - Paris - France.

August 2016: Faculty and Guest Speaker in MGBCON 2016- London.

August 2016: Faculty and Guest Speaker in the “6th Global Gastroenterologists Meeting” - Birmingham - UK.

June 2016: Faculty and Guest Speaker in the “Spring Meeting LSGS” - Beirut - Lebanon.

March 2016: Faculty and Guest Speaker in the “3rd Qatar International Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery” -Doha - Qatar.

December 2015: Faculty and Guest Speaker - two lectures were presented in the ”Gulf Obesity Surgery Society” - GOSS 2015 - Riyad - Saudi Arabia.

November 2015: ”Obesity Week” - Los Angeles - California.

October 2015: Faculty and Guest Speaker - three lectures were presented in the “11th annual Conference of Egyptian Society for Bariatric Surgery- ESBS 2015 - Cairo - Egypt.

August 2015:Faculty and Guest Speaker - two lectures were presented in the “20th IFSO World Congress” - Vienna - Austria.

May 2015: Faculty and Guest Speaker - A lecture entitled: “Sleeve with local and regional block” was presented in the First Annual Bariatric Conference in the GBMC - Jordan Hospital - Amman - Jordan -.

May 2015: Faculty and Guest Speaker in “ Qatar International Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Summit (QIMBSS)” - Doha - Qatar.

December 2014: Faculty and Guest Speaker - A lecture entitled “ The incidence of Laparoscopic cholecystectomy after Laparoscopic Gastrectomy in Lebanon” in “The 2nd Annual GOSS Meeting” - Dubai - United Arab Emirates.

November 2014 : Faculty and Guest Speaker - A lecture entitled “Gastrectomy under block anesthesia in Makassed Hospital” was presented in “The XIth Makassed Medical Congress” - Beirut - Lebanon.

November 2014 : Faculty and Guest Speaker - three surgery videos were presented in the “8th Frankfurter Meeting /“Young IFSO session”- Laparoscopic Surgery in Obesity and Metabolic Disorders - Frankfurt - Germany.

August 2014 : Professor Michel Gagner - the sleeve surgery inventor- invited Dr. 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.