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Waleed Al-Khyatt

dr. Waleed Al-Khyatt

PhD, FRCS (UK), CCT (UK) Consultant, Bariatric Surgery
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Speciality

Laparoscopic Bariatric & Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgeon

Languages

English, Arabic

Locations

Danat Al Emarat Hospital

Education

Dr. Al-Khyatt is a highly accomplished Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, with 14 years of specialist experience in Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Upper GI, Bariatric (Obesity) and General Surgery. He has joined us from University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, Derby, United Kingdom, where he was a Lead Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal (GI), Bariatric, and Laparoscopic Surgeon and Director of the East Midlands Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (EMBMI).

In his role at Danat Al Emarat, Dr. Waleed is holding the position of Consultant Bariatric, Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgeon.

Dr Waleed has more than 50 published book chapters and peer reviewed scientific articles. His research interests include the pathogenesis of esophageal cancer, improving outcomes in bariatric and metabolic surgery, using quality markers to improve outcomes in emergency surgery, and participation in national collaborative audit/ research studies.

Dr Waleed takes great pride in providing compassionate care to all his patients by treating them as individuals with self-kindness and mindfulness. His approach is based on empowering his patients to be fully informed, to feel at ease and to be at the center of any decision-making.

Experience

Dr. Waleed qualified from the College of Medicine University of Mosul with honors. Following completing his basic surgical training in Cardiff in South Wales, he undertook his higher surgical training in the Health Education East Midlands – North and awarded his Fellowship (FRCS) in 2015, and Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, in 2017. Dr Waleed completed the Royal College of Surgeons of England post CCT Fellowship Program in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at St Richards International Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Centre of Excellence in Chichester, United Kingdom, in 2017. He was appointed as a Consultant Upper GI, Bariatric, and Laparoscopic Surgeon in the East-Midlands Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (EMBMI), in 2017. In addition to emergency surgery, Dr Waleed has been fully trained in surgical management of patients with morbid obesity, esophagogastric cancer, refractory Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), abdominal wall hernias, and complex gallstone disease.

Dr Waleed was awarded a PhD degree from the University of Nottingham in 2014, for his research in the role of estrogen receptors in esophageal cancer development. He also holds Honorary Consultant Assistant Professor in Surgery position at the University of Nottingham – Medical School. His research projects were presented at several national and international prize sessions, and he was awarded first prize medal from the Royal College of Physicians/Midlands Gastroenterology Society.

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