Nizar Natout

Dr. Nizar Natout is a Canadian board-certified consultant orthopedic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience in the management of Adult Spine Surgery. He joined the residency program, the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at the American University of Beirut-medical center (AUB-MC), and then continued his training at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Toronto (Canada), where he did a full residency with a fellowship in spine surgery. He then returned to Lebanon, where he was appointed as an Associate Orthopedic Surgeon with the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at AUB-MC and started his private practice. In 2009, he joined Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC) in Beirut-Lebanon as a Consultant Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon, where he established the Endoscopic Spine Surgery program. Before joining American Hospital Dubai as a Consultant Orthopedics Spine Surgeon, Dr. Natout joined Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC)-Dubai as Director of Orthopedic Surgery and Consultant Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon.

He is specialized in the treatment of Adult Degenerative Spinal disorders and is well known for his interest in mini-invasive Spine Surgery (MISS). Endoscopic Spine Surgery is his subspecialty; he has done more than 500 cases, given lectures, and been an invited speaker in many scientific international and regional meetings.

In addition, he has wide experience in the management and surgical treatment of all types of fractures, dislocations, and joint trauma.

Spoken Languages : Arabic, English
Types of Physician : Full-time
DHA License : Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
Branches : American Hospital Dubai


  • The Bachelor Degree of Medicine and Surgery M.B., B.Ch. Diploma (Signed up very good with honors), Faculty of Medicine-Cairo University, Eygpt,
  • Surgical internship, american University of Beirut-Medical Center(AUB-MC), Lebanon,
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, American University of Beirut-Medical center(AUB-MC), Lebanon,
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada,
  • Spine Fellowship, St Michel Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada,
  • Specialty Certificate in Orthopedic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, Canada,
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons, Canada, FRCS(C),

Professional Associations:

  • AOSpine (Member of Executive Committee-Lebanon Chapter,)

Professional Experience:

  • Associate Orthopedic Surgeon, American University of Beirut-Medical Center(AUB-MC), Beirut-Lebanon,
  • Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Clemenceau Medical Center(CMC), Beirut-Lebanon,
  • consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Clemenceau Medical Center(CMC, Dubai-UAE,
  • Director of Orthopedic Surgery, Clemenceau Medical Center(CMC, Dubai-UAE,

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered:

  • Treatment of Adult Degenerative Spinal Disorders: Primary and Revision Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation: Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy (Transformaminal and Interlaminar)
  • Cervical Disc Herniation: Endoscopic Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy and Discectomy. Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Thoracic Disc Herniation: Endoscopic Transforaminal Thoracic Discectomy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, and Scoliosis: Endoscopic Lumbar Laminotomy and Decompression Decompression and MISS/Interbody Lumbar Fusion Posterior(TLIF), Anterior (ALIF) Lateral (OLIF)
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis: Anterior Cervical Discectomy and fusion (including corpectomy) Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and fusion
  • Adult Degenerative Sagittal Spinal Imbalance Complex spinal surgery (including osteotomy)
  • Failed back surgery syndrome.
  • Thoraco-Lumbar Fractures: Open and MISS instrumentation
  • Osteoporotic fractures: Percutaneous Kyphoplasty