Dr Walid Faraj | Award Winning General Surgeon in Dubai

Dr Walid Faraj (MBBS, FRCS, FACS)

General Surgery Consultant

UK Board Certified

CMC Hospital – DHCC 2
English Arabic



Dr Walid Faraj is UK Board Certified Award Winning General Surgeon specialised in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, liver transplant and minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, UK and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. After completing his General Surgery Training at the American University of Beirut, he undertook advanced Fellowship Training in Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery at Kings College Hospital, London UK.

In 2009 Dr Faraj joined the Department of Surgery at the American University of Beirut and in 2017 became Head of Division of General Surgery. Dr Faraj has extensive experience in liver and pancreatic surgery, surgical oncology and general surgery. In addition to his clinical expertise, he has extensive research experience and has published over 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Patient Review

“I was diagnosed by Dr. Faraj with pancreatic cancer in January 2021. I had to do a major surgery called ‘Whipple surgery’. The operation went very well thanks God. I can’t express my gratitude to Dr. Faraj. Throughout the operation Period and post to operation, He was so supportive, helpful and always available to answer my queries and concerns.

Aside from medical support, he was great psychological help and guided me through a very tough and emotional period of time.”.

                              Dr Ghina Dandan       Google Reviews – Patient of Dr Walid Faraj

In 2013 Dr Faraj was awarded the prestigious International Guest Scholar Award from the American College of Surgeons. Dr Faraj has been representing Lebanon in the Arab Board of Surgery since 2010 and has been recently elected to the International Relations Committee of the American College of Surgeons.



  • Adrenalectomy
  • Lap Appendectomy
  • Hernia General
  • Splenectomy
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Soft tissue surgery (Lipomas, cycsts, abscesses
  • Bile Duct Conditions
  • Gall Bladder Conditions
  • Liver Cancer Treatment
  • Liver Tumors (Benign)
  • Liver Cirrosis & Fatty Liver Disease
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic benign tumors
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatitis



  • Bachelor of science, BS Biology
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, MBBS
  • Diploma General Surgery
  • Fellowship in liver transplantation and HPB surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons England
  • Certificate in Robotic Surgery
  • Instructor Advanced Trauma and Life Support


  • International Guest Scholar Award – American College of Surgeons



I have published extensively in the field of general surgery, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, liver transplantation and surgical oncology

  1. Receptor-Interacting Serine/Threonine-Protein Kinase-2 as a Potential Prognostic Factor in Colorectal Cancer. Jaafar RF, Ibrahim Z, Ataya K, Hassanieh J, Ard N, Faraj W.Medicina (Kaunas). 2021 Jul 14;57(7):709. doi: 10.3390/medicina57070709.PMID: 34356990
  1. Robotic resection for hydatid disease of the liver. Yaghi M, Zorkot M, Kanso M, Faraj W.BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Jun 21;14(6):e241681. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2021-241681.PMID: 34155012
  1. Prevalence of Insomnia among Pancreatic Cancer Patients following Pancreaticoduodenectomy. Chalhoub S, Yaghi M, Ard N, Kanso M, Allam J, Khalife M, Jaafar RF, Faraj W.Sleep Disord. 2021 May 4;2021:5535220. doi: 10.1155/2021/5535220. eCollection 2021.PMID: 34055415
  1. Incidental appendiceal mass as the only manifestation of endometriosis. Yaghi M, Nassar H, Zadeh C, Faraj W.BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Feb 22;14(2):e239090. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-239090.PMID: 33619136
  1. Timing of cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis impacts surgical morbidity and mortality: an NSQIP database analysis. Daniel FE, Malaeb MW, Hosni MN, Tamim HM, Mailhac AC, Khalife MJ, Faraj W, Jamali FR.Updates Surg. 2021 Feb;73(1):273-280. doi: 10.1007/s13304-020-00942-z. Epub 2021 Jan 21.PMID: 33475946
  2. Spectrum of liver diseases in patients referred for Fibroscan: A single center experience in the Middle East. Sawaf B, Ali AH, Jaafar RF, Kanso M, Mukherji D, Khalife MJ, Faraj W.Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2020 Jul 25;57:166-170. doi: 10.1016/j.amsu.2020.07.040. eCollection 2020 Sep.PMID: 32774848
  3. CYR61/CCN1 expression in resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: A retrospective pilot study of the interaction between the tumors and their surrounding microenvironment.
  4. Abou-Kheir W, Mukherji D, Hadadeh O, Saleh E, Bahmad HF, Kanso M, Khalifeh M, Shamseddine A, Tamraz S, Jaafar R, Dagher C, Khalifeh I, Faraj W.Heliyon. 2020 May 3;6(5):e03842. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e03842. eCollection 2020 May.PMID: 32395647
  5. Gender differences in liver fibrosis among patients younger than 50 years: A retrospective cohort study. Halaoui AF, Ali AH, Habib SG, Kanso M, Daniel F, Mukherji DM, Khalife MJ, Jaafar RF, Faraj W.Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol. 2020 Oct;44(5):733-738. doi: 10.1016/j.clinre.2020.01.001. Epub 2020 Mar 11.PMID: 32169461
  6. Perioperative Management of Pancreaticoduodenectomy: Avoiding Admission to the Intensive Care Unit. Faraj W, Mukherji D, Zaghal AM, Nassar H, Mokadem FH, Jabbour S, Ayoub C, Rizk MS, Kanso M, Jaafar RF, Heaton N, Khalife M.Gastrointest Tumors. 2019 Oct;6(3-4):108-115. doi: 10.1159/000502887. Epub 2019 Sep 17.PMID: 31768354


Dr Walid performs a range of surgery which includes removal of the appendix, cholecystectomy removal of the gallbladder, hernia repair, colon and rectal surgery, breast surgery (including mastectomy and lumpectomy), skin lesion excision, and many others.

Recovery after general surgery varies depending on the specific procedure and individual factors. It may involve a hospital stay, pain management, wound care, activity restrictions, and a gradual return to normal activities. Your surgeon will provide postoperative instructions and schedule follow-up visits to monitor your recovery.



Dr. Walid Faraj is my hero, he did exploratory life saving surgery on me in 2019 after I had a pulmonary embolism and due extensive CPR my liver was lacerated. Besides saving my life, Dr. Faraj looked after me even after I was discharged from hospital. I would say he became a friend as I am still very much in contact with him 4 years later and he will remain a special person in my life, whilst I like to believe the bond we still have is special to just me, the truth is he has this special relationship with all of his patients. His professional and empathy is like none I have experienced before. A leading world renowned surgeon I get to call my friend and know I can still count on if there is anything I need, regardless if it is relevant to his field of speciality. - Google Reviews -

Tracey Bolton

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