General Surgery

At American Hospital Dubai’s General Surgery Department, our main aim is to deliver all-inclusive surgical healthcare at the highest international standards. We are the first choice general surgery hospital in Dubai for a number of reasons.

Our team of multidisciplinary, fellowship-trained, Board-certified surgeons all possess a wealth of knowledge, in addition to their specific interests within a variety of subspecialties. These include Robotic Assistant Surgery, oncological surgery for all cancer, advanced laparoscopic surgery, colorectal surgery, breast surgery, thyroid surgery, endocrine surgery and pediatric surgery.

The Department collaborates closely with the relative specialty divisions to ensure holistic attention to the successful diagnosis and treatment of every patient looking for a surgery hospital in Dubai.

Our facilities feature cutting-edge equipment, which enables our experienced surgeons to proficiently accomplish operations using the most progressive techniques.

In addition to the expertise of our surgeons, the Department’s devoted team of staff works hard to ensure that all needs of our patients are met, from the very first consultation, through to their comprehensive post-surgery aftercare and beyond

Our surgeons are experts in their field and have undergone intensive specialized oncological training. The department effectively deals with gastrointestinal, endocrine and skin malignancy issues, effectively utilizing minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery techniques.

Individuals are guaranteed quality healthcare and premium surgical treatment. Through the patient-orientated and high quality approach of our doctors, coupled with the collaboration of related departments, the best possible outcome can be achieved.

Oncological surgical services include:

  • Gastrointestinal: colon, stomach, pancreas and others
  • Endocrine: including thyroid cancers, thyroidectomy and minimally invasive parathyroidectomy and adrenalectomy
  • Skin malignancies: including for melanoma management and sentinel lymph node biopsies

Using the most advanced laparoscopic techniques, our specialized surgeons provide patients with treatment for a variety of diseases, such as hernias, intestinal tumors and the removal of malignant skin disorders. These include, among others:

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and management of common bile duct stones
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic surgery for varicocele
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic bowel resection for benign and malignant diseases
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic surgery for gastro-esophageal reflux disease and hiatal hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy

Our multidisciplinary team of internationally recognized surgeons offers a wide range of minimally invasive and advanced colorectal surgeries.

Services include:

  • Malignant diseases (see Oncological Surgery)
  • Hemorrhoid diseases, including stapled hemorrhoidectomy and rubber band ligation, anal fissures and fistulas
  • Benign diseases, including diverticular disease and ulcerative colitis

Treatment for numerous breast-related diseases are undertaken by the caring specialist team at American Hospital Dubai. Their services include, amongst others:

  • Medical and surgical management of benign and malignant diseases (see Oncological Surgery)
  • Conservative breast surgery, mastectomy with breast reconstruction, and sentinel lymph node biopsies

A leader in minimally invasive surgeries, which is especially important in the treatment of young patients, American Hospital Dubai’s General Surgery Department provides infants and adolescents with highest quality surgical interventions.

Services include:

  • Inguinal hernia and hydrocele surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery for gastro-esophageal reflux disease and hiatal hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy

American Hospital Dubai’s eminent Thyroid Cancer Center is a one-stop clinic offering medical services and professional treatments for patients with thyroid nodules, with a remarkable rate of success in thyroid cancer treatment that reaches back more than 20 years.

The Center’s excellent resources and a full range of services are dedicated to identifying cancerous thyroid nodules and administering appropriate treatment plans based on the nature and stage of the disease.

Backed by the Hospital’s dedicated and multidisciplinary medical board, the Thyroid Cancer Center is home to a group of expertly skilled thyroid and parathyroid disease specialists, surgeons, oncologists and nurses. They carefully assess each patient and are devoted to monitoring and managing their progress on the road to improved health

Robotic surgery “ da vinci Xi “ is a process that allows surgeons to perform complex surgical procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control than conventional techniques, the latest edition enable surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery with an advanced set of instruments, 3D- High Definition (3D-HD) vision system, and with 10 times magnification. The da Vinci Xi instruments have mechanical wrists that bend and rotate to mimic the movements of the human wrist- allowing the surgeon to make small, precise movements inside the body. American hospital will be the only hospital in the region to perform robotic assisted single site surgery to minimize the risk of infection with a minor scar.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide and the Thoracic Oncology service provides state-of-the-art care to patients with lung cancer, mesothelioma, esophageal cancer, sarcoma and cancers that have metastasized to the chest.

Patients receive treatment from a dedicated multidisciplinary team of consultants and specialists. Our “THORACIC ONCOLOGY TEAM” is dedicated to providing high-quality care to you and your loved ones. Multidisciplinary teams, made up of surgeons, radiologists, medical and radiation oncologists, nurses, other medical staff and coordinators, all work together to maximize the care and treatment journey at our facility

Points of Interest to patients

  • Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma (BAC)
  • Carcinoid Tumors
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophagectomy
  • Lung Metastases
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Mediastinal Masses
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Sarcomas
  • Small-Cell Lung Cancer
  • Tracheal Tumors
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Endobronchial stent
  • Intraoperative frozen section
  • Enhanced recovery after surgery “ERAS”
  • Ventilation-perfusion scan
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Lung cancer staging
  • MDT discussion for cancer cases
  • Genetic profiling
  • Immunotherapy
  • Sputum cytology
  • Tumor markers
  • MIE, minimally invasive esophagectomy
  • Chemo and radiation therapy
  • Exceptional ICU care
  • Single port thoracoscopy

The liver and pancreas surgery program is dedicated to patients with Liver and Pancreatic disease and provides patients with the safest, up-to-date,  most effective surgical treatment. Liver and pancreatic resection, or surgery, involves the surgical removal of tumors from affected by these organs. The American hospital  offers a comprehensive treatment approach to the various complex diseases of the liver, biliary tree, and pancreas and provides patients with the best up to date technologies and therapeutic interventions in Dubai that include:

  • Diagnostic and screening imaging modalities
  • Intrahepatic chemotherapy treatment and embolization
  • Microwave tumor ablation technology (surgical and interventional radiology)
  • Radiotherapy treatment as the Comprehensive cancer care unit
  • Surgical liver and pancreatic resections
    • Liver sparing segmental resection
    • Major liver resection
    • Extrahepatic biliary tree resection and reconstruction
    • Spleen sparing robotic and Minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy
    • Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure)

American Hospital Panel of Doctors

Ahmed Kemmou

Consultant General Surgery

Arabic, English, French

Ali Al Dameh

Consultant Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist

Arabic, English

Frank Conroy

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery


Hassan Alshater

Specialist General Surgery

Arabic, English

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