Talat Al Shaban

Dr. Talat Al Shaban Consultant General Surgery

Years of Experience : 24 years

Nationality : Jordan

Languages Known : Arabic & English

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Dr Talat Al Shaban is a minimally invasive (Laparoscopic and Robotic) Consultant General Surgeon with more than 20 years experience in the field. A graduate of the University of Jordan, Dr Talat Al Shaban has completed his surgical training at King Hussein Medical City in Amman-Jordan and obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Dr Talat Al Shaban has an extensive experience in various gastrointestinal surgical disorders including colorectal, bariatric and upper gastrointestinal surgery. He served as the director of Bariatric and Metabolic  at his previous role in Abu Dhabi from 2018 till 2020 and the Chair of Bariatric surgery program 2020 till 2024. During his previous post, he has served as a Faculty member of “UAE University Integrated Surgical Residency Program”. He is also an instructor in the “Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP)” course of the Royal college of surgeons of England & the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course of the American College of Surgeons.

Awards & Achievements

  • Speaker award (2022) 2nd Annual Complex Care Conference, UAE
  • UAE Obesity Conference committee award (2019)
  • Teaching award (2015) Abu Dhabi General Surgery Residency Program, UAE

Research & Publications

  • Bariatric Surgery in the Middle East chapter “Global Bariatric Surgery, The Art of Weight Loss Across The Border”- ISBN 978-3-319-93545-4 (Main author)
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy is more accurate than Computerized Tomography for internalhernia after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Am J Surg. 2020 Jul;220(1):214-216. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.10.034. Epub 2019 Oct 19. PMID: 31668708
  • Beck, Reem & Afrooz, Imrana & Masalawala, Muhammad & Watad, Rama & Shaban, Talat & Deeb, Asma. (2024)
  • Characteristics of adolescents referred for bariatric surgery in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 12. 10.3389/fped.2024.1297251.
  • Mandatory Risk Assessment Reduces Venous Thromboembolism in Bariatric SurgeryPatients. Obes Surg. 2018 Feb;28(2):541-547. doi: 10.1007/s11695-017-2909-x.
  • The Peri-operative Bariatric Surgery Care in the Middle East Region; Obesity Surgery. June2017, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p1543, 5 p.
  • Efferent limb obstruction and unexpected perforated marginal ulcer in a pregnantpatient after one anastomosis gastric bypass/mini gastric bypass; Surgery for Obesity andRelated Diseases. April 2017, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p713, 3 p.
  • Tips and Tricks of Converting Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding to Roux-en-YGastric Bypass in one Stage; Obesity Surgery. Dec 2016, Vol. 26 Issue 12, p3066, 3 p.
  • Conversion of one anastomosis gastric bypass/mini gastric bypass to Roux-en-Y gastricbypass for bile reflux gastritis after failed Braun jejunojejunostomy;Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. Feb 2017, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p361, 3 p.
  • Laparoscopic conversion of one anastomosis gastric bypass/mini gastric bypass toRoux-en-Y gastric bypass for bile reflux gastritis; Surgery for Obesity and RelatedDiseases. Jan 2017, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p119, 3 p.
  • Internal hernia after laparoscopic Roux en Y gastric bypass: correlation betweenradiographic and clinical findings and review of the literature; ASMBS 33rd AnnualMeeting at ObesityWeek 2016 Abstracts, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases August 2016 12(7)Supplement:S93-S94
  • Obstacles in Establishing a Multi-disciplinary Bariatric Surgery Practice in the MiddleEast: outcomes of 967 patients compared to ACS NSQIP Bariatric Surgery Programs;ASMBS 33rd Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2016 Abstracts, Surgery for Obesity and RelatedDiseases August 2016 12(7) Supplement:S199-S200
  • Endoscopic Intra-gastric Botulinum toxin injection for Obesity leading to totalgastrectomy and Roux en Y esophago-jejunostomy; ASMBS 33rd Annual Meeting atObesityWeek 2016 Abstracts, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases August 2016 12(7)Supplement:S116
  • Internal Hernia Following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Prevention andTips for Intra-operative Management; Obesity Surgery [Obes Surg] 2016 Sep; Vol. 26 (9), pp.2255-2256. · Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Diagnosis and Management (SKMC Experience)Acta Clinica Belgica, Vol.1, 2007
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy is more accurate than Computerized Tomography for internal herniaafter Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Am J Surg. 2019 Oct 19. pii: S0002-9610(19)31145-6.


  • Laporoscopic / Robotic repair of various types of abdomial wall hernia (inguinal, femoral, ventral, …etc.)
  • Laporoscopic / robotic surgery for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Laparoscopic / Robotic bariatric surgery for adults and adolescents (including revisional/redo- surgery for weight regain or complication after previous bariatric surgery)
  • Lapaoroscopic / Robotic colorectal surgery
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery)
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Treatment of various anorectal conditions (hemorrhoids, fissure, fistula)
  • Endoscopy (EGD and Colonoscopy)