Dr. Issam Hreirati

Dr. Issam Hreirati

General Surgery
Specialist General Surgery
General Surgery
English, Arabic
30 years

Core Competencies

  • Bariatric surgery (sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, gastric banding)
  • Laparoscopic treatment of G.E.R.D (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease)
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair / Inguinal and ventral hernias
  • Basic laparoscopic procedures (cholecystectomy, appendectomy, etc.)
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Open surgeries (breast, thyroid, etc.)
  • GI open surgeries (including surgical management of GI cancers)

Brief Profile

Dr. Issam Hreirati’s 30 years of experience spans across well-known hospitals from Syria to the UAE; with Western trainings. Along with being the General Director of Damascus Hospital under the Ministry of Health (Syria), he has held many important positions at Ministry of Health, Syria and has contributed significantly towards Hospital Accreditation, Quality and Performance Improvement.

His clinical knowledge goes well beyond general surgeries, and he has an excellent and wide experience in advanced laparoscopic surgeries including Fundoplication (for the treatment of GERD), bariatric surgery, Heller myotomy (for the treatment of Achalasia), laparoscopic gastrectomy – subtotal and total, laparoscopic bowel resection, and laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

He has attended various seminars and workshops across the globe; along with being a speaker in some as well.

He has been the member of the following:

  • Syrian Association of General Surgeons
  • Syrian Association of Gastroenterology
  • Syrian Association of Pediatrics Surgeons


  • MD, Doctor of Medicine, Aleppo University, Syria, 1984
  • General Surgery Registry, Ministry of Health, Damascus, Syria, 1988
  • University Diploma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Lille, France, 1993
  • Certificate of Specialization in General Surgery (Honor degree), Ministry of Health – Equivalence of the previous registry in the Ministry of Health, 2012 equivalence of 1988

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