Gastric Diseases Symposium
Dr. Abd Elrafe Elkak FRCSI, FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen. Surg)
Gastrointestinal and colorectal surgeon
Emirates Hospital

Dr. Abd Elrafea Elkak is our Gastrointestinal and colorectal surgeon here at Emirates hospital with interest inLaparoscopic surgeries. As a fully British trained surgeon, Dr. Abd Elrefea completed a full UK Higher Surgical Training Programme and obtained a Certificate of Completion of Training from UK.

Following his UK training, Dr.Abd Elrafea gained further experience in New Zealand following it up with a Fellowship in Upper Gastrointestinal and Advanced Laparoscopic surgery in Australia. His training in Colorectal surgery was a substantial part of his education while also covering endoscopy, thyroid and parathyroid and breast surgery including conservative surgery.

Dr.Abd Elrafea is also an avid writer and regularly publishes articles and papers in his field of expertise helping him stay ahead of the curve.

Dr. Antoine Hanna M.D
Specialist General Surgeon
Emirates Hospital

Dr. Antoine Hanna is a Specialist General Surgeon with more than 24 years practice in general, thoracic and vascular surgery. He studied Medicine at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, one of the most prestigious universities in Lebanon. Dr. Hanna has medical diplomas in Visceral, Vascular, Laparoscopic, Microsurgery, Proctology and Breast Disease from multiple universities in France, such as Claude Bernard in Lyon, Broussais University and Cochin University in Paris.

Before joining Emirates Hospital, he practiced medicine for 14 years in Lebanon, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait. He has been working at Emirates Hospital for the past nine years as a General Surgeon, including three years as Medical Director for our Abu Dhabi branch. He’s now doing major cases in General Surgery.

Dr. Roger Batrouni M.D
General Surgeon, Bariartric Surgery
Emirates Hospital

Dr.Roger Batrouni is our Specialist General Surgeon at Emirates Hospital. Having studied at the prestigious University of Brussels, one of the oldest medical institutions in Europe, with Nobel Prize winners in the field of Medicine and others. Before joining us, he practiced General Surgery in Lebanon for 13 years, performing multiple Abdominal, Endocrine and Breast surgeries. He became one of the first surgeons to perform Bariatric surgeries by Laparoscopy and gained a unique experience by performing Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy for Hyperdrosis. He joined Emirates Hospital in 2007 to help develop the surgical department and the bariatric team.

Dr. Batrouni uses the latest techniques to perform multiple surgeries such as Gastric Band, Mini-gastric By-pass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Hernia Repair. Having said that he is also an award winning doctor, most recognisably by the Emirates Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Lebanese Order of Physicians and Lebanese Society of General Surgery.