About Prof. Mohamad Hayssam EL FAWAL


Personal Details :

Mohamad Hayssam EL FAWAL

  • Date of Birth : 24th June 1970
  •  Nationality : Lebanese
  • Clinic1 : 10th Floor - Nour blg. - Facing Makassed General
    Hospital-Tarik Eljdideh - Beirut - Lebanon -
    Phone: + 961 1 633002
  • Clinic2 : BSC Center- Souk Raoucheh blg. - Facing Khoury
    Home - Jnah - Beirut - Lebanon -

Phone : + 961 1 844751/2/3: + 961 3 824228

: Arabic, English and French: hayssam.fawal@bsc-lb.net

Academic Credentials :

  • January 2018: Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery from Surgical Review Corporation (SRC).
  • June 2015: International Fellow in the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • October 2011: Fellow in the American College of Surgeons -USA.
  • 2001 - 2003: Fellowship in Hepato-Biliary and Transplant Surgery - Lille - France.
  • 2001 - 2002: Diploma in Hepato-Biliary Surgery - University of Paris XI - France.
  • 1999-2000: Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery - Lille University - France.
  • 1995 -2001: General Surgery Diploma - American University of Beirut - Lebanon.
  • 1989-1995: Doctor in Medicine - Tishreen University - Syria.Work History :
  • 2016 - 2018: Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Unit in Makassed General Hospital- Lebanon.
  • 2015 till present: Executive Board of IFSO - Lebanon.
  • 2014 till present: Executive Board of the Lebanese Society for General Surgery- Lebanon.
  • 2013 till present: Medical Director of BSC (Bariatric Surgery Clinic Center) - Lebanon.
  • 2005 - 2007: Assistant Chairman in the department of surgery at Makassed Hospital - Lebanon.
  • 2004 till present: Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine in Beirut Arab University - Lebanon.
  • 2003 till present: Consultant in Hepato-Biliary surgery in Makassed General Hospital and Rafic Hariri Hospital (American University of Beirut affiliate) - Lebanon.

Awards and Certifications:

August 2018: Dr. Fawal and his team performed the first successful Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) in Lebanon at BMG Hospital.

  •   July 2018: President Elect for the Pan-Arab Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (PASMBS.
  •   December 2017: In the context of “GOSS 2017” (Gulf Obesity Surgery Society) in U.A.E., Dr. Fawal was awarded the 1st place prize for his article: “Comparison of Outcomes of OAGB and LSG in Morbid and Super Obese Patients”.
  •   August 2017: The Scientific committee of IFSO 2017 invited Dr. Fawal and his team to perform a “Gastric Sleeve Gastrectomy under Paravertebral Block” with live transmission fromMakassed General Hospital in Beirut to IFSO2017 22nd congress-London.
  •   May 2016: First mini Gastric Bypass done worldwide under PVB.
  •   September 2015: International Member in ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric
    Surgery).
  •   September 2015: Conducted a “Bariatric Surgery Workshop under Block Anesthesia” for Arab surgeons in collaboration with Ethicon International and BSC.
  •   2014: Professor Michel Gagner - the sleeve surgery inventor- invited Dr. Hayssam Fawal and his team to perform a Gastric sleeve surgery with live transmission from Makassed General Hospital in Beirut to IFSO2014 Congress in Montreal Canada using the “Block Anesthesia technique performing the surgery in awake patient.
  •   2014: Conducted a workshop training session for Arab surgeons on obesity surgery in collaboration with Covidien International, Makassed Hospital, Najjar Hospital and BSC.
  •   2010: performed the first Bariatric procedure in awake patient done under “Block Anesthesia”in Beirut - Lebanon.
  •   2002: AFSA in Hepato-Biliary and Pancreatic Surgery from University of Henri-Warembourg- Lille - France.
  •   2001: Award of the American College of Surgeons -Lebanon Chapter.
  •   2001: Resident of the year 2001- Makassed Hospital - Beirut - Lebanon.
  •   1999: Certificate of attendance in cardiopulmonary resuscitation course from the American University of Beirut - Lebanon.
  •   1999: Arab Board in General Surgery (First Chapter).
  •   1998: Certificate in advanced laparoscopic surgical from “Bois-Bernard” Hospital - France.
  •   1998: Certificate of specialized training in general surgery AFS in digestive surgery from theFaculty of “Henri-Warembourg” - Lille - France.

International Medical Conferences:

  •   November 2018: Faculty and Guest Speaker in the 14th Annual Conference of Egyptian Society for Bariatric Surgery (ESBS2018).
  •   July 2018: Member in the organizing and scientific committee of the 1st Jordanian Society for Obesity Surgery (JSOS) & 2nd Pan-Arab Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (PASMBS) congress 2018”, Amman, Jordan.
  •   April 2018: Participant in the “Gulf Obesity Summit and Regional Congress 2018”, Abu Dhabi.
  •   March 2018: Faculty and Guest Speaker in the 1st International Bariatric Club (IBC) - Oxford
    Congress held at Christ Church, University of Oxford.
  •   January 2018: Faculty and Guest Speaker in ”Arab Health 2018” – Dubai - U.A.E.
  •   December 2017: Faculty and Guest Speaker - Five lectures were presented in ”Gulf ObesitySurgery Society” - GOSS 2017 - Dubai- U.A.E.
  •   October 2017: Conducted an “Excellence in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Workshop” for Iraqisurgeons in “Al Sadr General Teaching Hospital” - Basra - Iraq in collaboration with Ethicon International.
  •   October 2017: Faculty and Guest Speaker in the 13th Annual Conference of Egyptian Society for Bariatric Surgery (ESBS2017) and the 1st Annual Meeting of Pan Arab Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (PASMBS).
  •   September 2017: Faculty and Guest Speaker in Kuwait Association of Surgeon’s Conference(KAS2017)- Kuwait.
  •   August 2017: The Scientific committee of IFSO 2017 invited Dr. Fawal and his team to performa “Gastric Sleeve Gastrectomy under Paravertebral Block” with live transmission fromMakassed General Hospital in Beirut to IFSO2017 22nd congress-London.
  •   July 2017: Faculty and Guest Speaker in the Obesity Surgery Forum – Beirut - Lebanon.
  •   July 2017: Faculty and Guest Speaker - Two lectures were presented in the 4th Annual
    Consensus Conference – Naples - Italy.
  •   March 2017: Faculty and Guest Speaker - One lecture was presented in the 1st Iraqi International Obesity Surgery Conference - Basra - Iraq.
  •   November 2016: Faculty and Guest Speaker - One lecture was presented in the “9th Frankfurter Meeting / 19th International Bariatric Club Symposium - Frankfurt - Germany.
  •   November 2016: Faculty and Guest Speaker - Four lectures were presented in the “12th annual Conference of Egyptian Society for Bariatric Surgery“ - ESBS 2016- Cairo - Egypt.
  •   November 2016: Faculty and Guest Speaker - A lecture entitled “International Bariatric Club” was presented in “The XIIth Makassed Medical Congress” - Beirut - Lebanon.
  •   September 2016: Faculty and Guest Speaker in the ”European Society of PediatricEndocrinology” ESPE 2016 - Paris - France.
  •   August 2016: Faculty and Guest Speaker in MGBCON 2016 - London.
  •   August 2016: Faculty and Guest Speaker in the “6th Global Gastroenterologists Meeting” - Birmingham - UK.
  •   June 2016: Faculty and Guest Speaker in the “Spring Meeting LSGS” - Beirut - Lebanon.
  •   March 2016: Faculty and Guest Speaker in the “3rd Qatar International Metabolic and Bariatric
    Surgery” -Doha - Qatar.
  •   December 2015: Faculty and Guest Speaker - Two lectures were presented in the ”Gulf Obesity Surgery Society” - GOSS 2015 - Riyad - Saudi Arabia.
  •   November 2015: ”Obesity Week” - Los Angeles - California.
  •   October 2015: Faculty and Guest Speaker - Three lectures were presented in the “11th annual
    Conference of Egyptian Society for Bariatric Surgery“ - ESBS 2015 - Cairo - Egypt.
  •   August 2015: Faculty and Guest Speaker - Two lectures were presented in the “20th IFSO WorldCongress” - Vienna - Austria.
  •   May 2015: Faculty and Guest Speaker - A lecture entitled: “Sleeve with local and regional block” was presented in the First Annual Bariatric Conference in the GBMC - Jordan Hospital - Amman - Jordan -.
  •   May 2015: Faculty and Guest Speaker in “ Qatar International Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Summit (QIMBSS)” - Doha - Qatar.
  •   December 2014: Faculty and Guest Speaker - A lecture entitled “ The incidence of Laparoscopiccholecystectomy after Laparoscopic Gastrectomy in Lebanon”.in “The 2nd Annual GOSS Meeting” - Dubai - United Arab Emirates.
  •   November 2014 : Faculty and Guest Speaker - A lecture entitled “Gastrectomy under block anesthesia in Makassed Hospital” was presented in “The XIth Makassed Medical Congress” - Beirut - Lebanon.
  •   November 2014 : Faculty and Guest Speaker - Three surgery videos were presented in the “8thFrankfurter Meeting /“Young IFSO session”- Laparoscopic Surgery in Obesity and Metabolic Disorders - Frankfurt - Germany.
  •   August 2014 : Professor Michel Gagner - the sleeve surgery inventor- invited Dr. Fawal and his team to perform a Gastric sleeve surgery with live transmission from Makassed General Hospital in Beirut to IFSO2014 Congress in Montreal-Canada using the “Block Anesthesia technique”performing the surgery in awake patient.
  •   December 2013: Faculty and Guest Speaker in “GOSS 2013” (Gulf Obesity & MetabolicSurgery Society) - Kuwait.
  •   December 2011: Guest Speaker in the “Summit on Sleeve Gastrectomy“- New York City.
  •   September 2007: American Hepato-Biliary Congress -Las Vegas.
  •   June 2005: An oral presentation in the Spring meeting of the Lebanese society of general surgery.
  •   November 2005: Two oral presentations in Qatar International Medical Congress - Doha - Qatar.
  •   September 2002: The 6th Makassed Medical Congress - Lebanon.
  •   November 2001: Hepato-Biliary Congress - Paris - France.
  •   September 2001: The day of Hepatology - Lille - France.
  •   September 2000: The 5th Makassed Medical Congress - Makassed General Hospital - Lebanon.
  •   September 2000: The 2nd Pan-Arab Congress of Laparoscopic Surgery - Aleppo - Syria.
  •   May 1999: The 34th Middle East Medical Assembly - American University of Beirut - Lebanon.
  •   October 1998: Surgical Society of Lille - Lille - France.
  •   May 199: The 32nd Middle East Medical assembly - American University of Beirut - Lebanon.
  •   October 1996: The 3rd Makassed Medical Congress - Makassed General Hospital - Lebanon.
  •   May 1996: The 31st Middle East Medical Assembly - American University of Beirut - Lebanon.Publications :

  1. El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, Comparison of Outcomes of OAGB and LSG in Morbid and Super Obese Patients. (Submitted) (Awarded as 1st place prize in “GOSS 2017” - U.A.E.).
  2. El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, El Hage Chehade Hiba Hassan, Zbibo Riad Hassan, El khatib Ziad Omar, Mneimne Mustapha, Dakour Aridi Hanaa, and Abtar Houssam Khodor, Early Complications Post Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Single-Center Experience and Literature Review, Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care. September 2017, 12(3): 130-135.
  3. Nimeri, A., Al Hadad, M., Khoursheed, M., Maasher, A., Al Qahtani, A., Al Shaban, T., El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, Safadi, B., Alderazi, A., Abdalla, E. and Bashir, A., 2017. The Peri-operative Bariatric Surgery Care in the Middle East Region. Obesity surgery, 27(6), pp.1543-1547.
  4. El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, Obesity surgery in the awake: is it feasible?, Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System, Volume 6, Issue4, P 28 , 2016.
  5. Aridi, H. D., Sultanem, S., Abtar, H., Safadi, B. Y., El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, & Alami, R. S. (2016). Management of gallbladder disease after sleeve gastrectomy in a selected Lebanese population. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 12(7), 1300-1304.
  6. Aridi H. , El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, Shaghoury I. and Safadi B.Y. , Efficacy and Safety of Laparascopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Adolescents, Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care,Volume 11, Number 2, 78-83, 2016.
  7. Kanawati, S., El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, Maaliki, H. and Naja, Z. M. (2015), Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in five awake obese patients using paravertebral an d superficial cervical plexus blockade. Anaesthesia, 70: 993–995. doi:10.1111/anae.13037.
  8. Alami R., Safadi B. Y. and El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, The Incidence of Cholecystectomy after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Lebanon, Poster in the ”Obesity week” - November 2014. (http://2015.obesityweek.com/app/uploads/2015/03/2014-ASMBS-abstracts.pdf)
  9. El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, Gambiez L. and Raad A., Management of duodenal adenomatosis in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis, Annales de Chirurgie, 128(9):594-8, December 2003.
  10. El Fawal Mohamad Hayssam, Gambiez, L., Raad, A., Pruvot, F. R., Chambon, J. P., Saudemont, A., & Quandalle, P. (2003, November). Prise en charge et traitement de l’adénomatose duodénale de lapolypose adénomateuse familiale. In Annales de chirurgie (Vol. 128, No. 9, pp. 594-598). Elsevier Masson.
    Research Gate link: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mohamad_El_Fawal2