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Innovative Techniques in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery (SASI Technique)

​04 December 2017



A workshop entitled "Innovative Techniques in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery (SASI Technique)" was conducted at the Clinical & Surgical Training Center in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Institute. 

This course was headed by Prof. Tarek Mahdi, Professor of Endocrine Surgery and Head of Surgical Department at the Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE. Present as well are the International Faculties who shared their knowledge and insights on the course: Prof. Sergio Santoro, Metabolic and Digestive Surgeon at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paolo, Brasil; Prof. Karl Schou a Bariatric Metabolic Surgeon at the Oslo University in  Norway and UAE based faculty Dr. Abdelwahid Alwahidi, a Consultant Bariatric Surgeon at the Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE.

The course highlights the concept of sleeve transient bipartition, and explains the metabolic action of Bipartition and the indication of SASI bypass for weight regain after sleeve gastrectomy.

All of the 14 Surgeons from the GCC and other places get to had a chance to apply their new knowledge at the Hands On workshop which was conducted at the state of the art Wet Lab of the Sharjah Surgical Institute.

Prof. Qutayba Hamid the Vice Chancellor of Colleges of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Prof. Nabil Sulaiman Director of the Clinical & Surgical Training Center are both pleased about this event wherein the participants will be going back to their practice gaining new techniques in Bariatric surgery. 


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