DR. RAAD ALMEHDI is a Senior Consultant Surgeon in Minimal access surgery (General, Upper GI and Bariatric). Graduated (Honours) from Baghdad University with early training in major Medical centres in Iraq. He has wide international experience in Surgery - Iraq, Southeast Asia (Malaysia and Singapore), Australia and Oman.

He holds a Master in Clinical Immunology as well as being a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Royal College of surgeons of Australasia and a Fellow of International College of Surgeons.

His advanced training in Laparoscopy was in Australia with two Fellowships (Upper GI, Bariatric and Hepatobiliary).

At the Royal Hospital in Muscat was Head of Dept. General surgery followed by establishing and being head of the Upper GI and Bariatric unit for nine years.

He was the Previous Assistant Program Director for the Omani Surgical Specialities Board and an Associate Professor at the James Cook University in Queensland in Australia.

He is a Founding member and previous Chair of the Omani Obesity and Metabolic surgery Interest group and founding member of the Gulf Obesity Surgical Society.

He has lectured and published widely as well as being currently an Editorial member of international journals (Hernia, AJS, AJSES, Obesity surg). He is also an active member of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia and of regional and international surgical societies ( e.g EAES, IGCA, IFSO, ANZGOSA, ELSA, ICS)

Areas of expertise:

General and advanced laparoscopy .

Obesity and Metabolic (Diabetes) surgery (primary and revisions).

Esophageal reflux disease and Hiatus hernias.

Gastric and Esophageal benign and malignant surgery.

General; (Gallbladder disease and CBD stones, Inguinal and Ventral Hernias)~.

Abdominal Emergency surgery.

Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

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