The Division of General Surgery at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Mayo Clinic, general surgery is a surgical specialty requiring years of study and training, followed by a rigorous examination process and lifelong recertification to ensure the highest standards of care are maintained. This includes preoperative, operative and postoperative care in addition to the management of complications. We use traditional open surgical approaches and the latest minimally invasive and robotic technology whenever possible to improve patient outcomes and maximize the patient experience. Our British and American board-certified surgeons are leaders in their fields and have expertise in endoscopy (upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) and ultrasonography.

Why Choose SSMC

Utilizing a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to personalized care, our surgeons work closely with experts from other specialties to diagnose, treat and provide the most effective surgical interventions for common, complex, benign and malignant conditions, including:

  • Gastric bypass
  • Liver resection
  • Nissen
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for liver tumors
  • Retroperitoneal lymph node excision
  • Splenectomy
  • Surgical critical care
  • Surgical oncology
  • Transplantation (to be provided in the near future)
  • Vascular surgery
  • Whipple

Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) Surgery

HIPEC is a unique surgery used to treat cancers in the abdominal cavity. It is a highly beneficial surgery as it has fewer side effects than regular chemotherapy and destroys cancer cells that can't be reached surgically by directly applying heated chemotherapy in the abdomen.

Conducted by our multidisciplinary team of physicians, the first step is to surgically remove all the visible cancerous tumors and the second is killing the residual cancerous cells by administering high doses of heated chemotherapy inside the abdomen.

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