Dr Ayman Al Harakeh (MD, FACS) - CMC

Dr Ayman Al Harakeh (MD, FACS)

General Surgery Consultant

Director of General Surgery & Bariatric Program

CMC Hospital – DHCC 2
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Ayman Al Harakeh, MD, FACS, is a US Board Certified Consultant General Surgeon at CMC Dubai with 15+ years of experience. He is the Director of the General Surgery Department and Bariatric & Weightloss Program. He received his medical education and specialty training from multiple prestigious regional schools and international American hospitals and institutions.

He is a certified diplomate of the American board of surgery and a fellow of the American college of surgeons. He specializes in general and oncologic (cancer) surgery. He specializes in Liver transplantation, hepatobiliary, and pancreatic surgery.

He also specializes in laparoscopic and robotic bariatric (weightloss), foregut, and colorectal surgery. He completed specialty training in general, laparoscopic, and bariatric surgery at Gundersen health system, USA, and completed his specialty training in multiorgan abdominal transplantation and hepatobiliary oncologic surgery at Henry Ford Health System, USA.



General Surgery Procedures

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair/Surgery
  • Robotic Hernia Repair/Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Soft tissue surgery (Lipomas, cycsts, abscesses)
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy

Colorectal Procedures

  • Robotic Colorectal Cancer Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Cancer Surgery
  • Anal fissure
  • Anal Fistuala
  • Colon polyps
  • Hemorrhoids Treatment
  • Pilondial Sinus Treatment

Hepato-Pancreato Biliary (HPB) Procedures

  • Gall Stones
  • Gallbladder Cancer Treatment
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Robotic Cholecystectomy
  • Single incision Cholecystectomy
  • Liver Cancer Surgery / Liver resection
  • Robotic Hemihepatectomy
  • Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
  • Whipple Procedure
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic Cysts

Bariatric & Weight-loss Procedures

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gastric By-pass
  • Robotic Sleeve Gastectomy
  • Robotic Gastric Bypass
  • Gastric mini-bypass – One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass / Omega Loop
  • Gastric Balloon
  • Duodenum Switch (Regular)
  • Duodenum Switch (SADI – Single anastomosis duodeno-iliostomy)
  • Bariatric Surgery Revision Clinic (2nd Opinions, Complications, Revisions)

Esophageal Cancer Surgery



  • Bachelor of Science, BS
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, MD
  • Diploma of General Surgery
  • Diploma of the American Board of Surgery
  • Diploma of laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Diploma of Liver and kidney transplantation Surgery
  • Diploma of Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Certificate of Robotic Surgery



  1. Al Harakeh A.B., Burkhamer KJ, Kallies KJ, Mathiason MA, Kothari SN. The Natural History and Metabolic Consequences of Morbid Obesity for Patients Denied Coverage for Bariatric Surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2010 Nov-Dec; 6(6):591-6. Epub 2010 Sep 27.
  2. Al Harakeh A.B., Larson CJ, Mathiason MA, Kallies KJ, Kothari SN. BAROS Results in 700 Patients Following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass with Subset Analysis of Age, Sex and Initial Body Mass Index. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Jan-Feb; 7(1):94-8. Epub 2010 Oct 30.
  3. Al Harakeh A.B., Kallies KJ, Borgert AJ, Kothari SN. Bowel Obstruction Rates in Antecolic/Antegastric vs. Retrocolic/Retrogastric Roux Limb Gastric Bypass: A Meta-Analysis. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2015 Feb 11, Epub ahead of print.
  4. Al Harakeh A.B.
    Complications of Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Surg Clin North Am. 2011 Dec; 91(6):1225-37.


Dr. Ayman Al Harakeh is a general surgeon who conducts a variety of treatments such as laparoscopic gastric bypass, robotic sleeve gastroplasty, and robotic gastric bypass.

General surgery procedures can be performed as either inpatient or outpatient procedures, depending on the nature of the surgery, the anticipated recovery time, and individual patient factors. Minor procedures may be performed on an outpatient basis, allowing


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