Fuad Ahmed

Dr. Fuad Ahmed Consultant - Laparoscopic, Bariatric & General Surgery

Years of Experience : 29

Nationality : Germany

Languages Known : Arabic, English, German

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Dr. Fuad Ahmed is a Consultant – Laparoscopic, Bariatric & General Surgeon at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, specializing in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. He earned his MBChB from Baghdad University’s College of Medicine in 1994 and completed his Residency clinical training at the Medical City Teaching Centre in Baghdad, Iraq. He then advanced his training by becoming a Member of the Arab Board for Medical Specialization at the Medical City Teaching Centre in Baghdad, Iraq, where he was awarded a Certificate in General Surgery by the Arab Board in 2001. In June 2018, the European Accreditation Council for Bariatric Surgery (EAC-BS) named Dr. Fuad a “Surgeon of Excellence” in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He was also presented with a Certificate of Service Excellence from Burjeel Hospital in 2017. Surgical Review Corporation named him a “Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery” in September 2018. (SRC). Dr. Fuad takes immense pride in providing his patients with focused and meticulous care in an evidence-based and professional setting. He has always believed in a multidisciplinary team approach to medical care to meet international standards of excellence. He firmly believes in involving patients in the decision-making process, provided that the various treatment modalities are fully explained to achieve a successful world-class outcome. His expertise extends to over 7,000 surgical procedures. His areas of expertise include,

Primary bariatric surgery:

  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y and  mini gastric bypass)
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic gastric banding
  • Laparoscopic transit bipartition 

Revisional  bariatric surgery:

  • Laparoscopic gastric band reposition
  • Laparoscopic Gastric band removal
  • Laparoscopic Gastric band removal and  Conversion to laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gastric band removal and Conversion to laparoscopic gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic conversion of previous sleeve gastrectomy to laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass Or laparoscopic mini gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic conversion of previous  gastric plication  to laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass

Bariatric Endoscopic Procedures:

  • Endoscopic Gastric balloon insertion
  • Endoscopic balloon removal
  • Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
  • Transoral outlet reduction Endoscopic (TORE) For Gastric bypass
  • Gastric balloon insertion (swallow)

General Surgery:

  • Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Open and laparoscopic repair of all kinds of hernias
  • Laparoscopic colectomy
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic hellar cardo myotomy for achalasia
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Proctocology

Awards & Achievements

  • Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (SRC )
  • Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery ( EAC- BS )
  • Certificate of Service Excellence for the year 2017 in Burjeel Hospital

Research & Publications

  • Aetiology of incisional hernia
  • Case report of primary hydatid cyst of the kidney
  • Porto-mesenteric thrombosis after bariatric surgery in the pan arab region
  • Blend study: 30-day morbidity and mortality of primary bariatric surgery combined with another procedure (cholecystectomy and/or ventral hernia repair and/or hiatal hernia repair): genesis study - global patient-reported outcomes in inguinal hernia surgery
  • Ambrose study: 30-day morbidity and mortality of cholecystectomy for benign gall bladder disease: a tugs multinational audit


  • Member of Asia - Pacific Hernia Society
  • Member of IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders )
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • fellow of the International College of Surgeons (ICS)