M. Azfar
Medical Advisory Board

Dr. M. Azfar, MS, FRCSEd, FACS is trained in general and GI surgery, serving as HOD General Surgery and Chief of Service at Al Rahba Hospital. He presides the UAE Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Azfar practices Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Lap Hernia, Lap Appendix, Lap DU perforation closure, and similar procedures. Dr. Azfar has additional activities in the treatment of ano-rectal disorders, hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula-in-ano, colon, and rectal disorders including diverticulitis, cancers, pilonidal sinus, acute pancreatitis, and its complications encompassing pseudocyst and necrosis, hydatid cyst of liver and abscesses, peptic ulcer and its complications, inguinal, incisional, para umbilical hernias, breast, and thyroid disorder.

Recently involved in care of trauma, he has had experience in high-velocity Motor Vehicle Accidents and Surgical Critical Care. His practice also includes performing Upper (EGD) and Lower GI Endoscopy (Colonoscopy), PEG Placement and Reinsertion in addition to EVL and capsule endoscopy. He was actively involved in a bariatric surgery program, where he also practiced Intragastric Endoscopic Balloon Insertion and Dilatation of Strictures Post LRAYGB.

Additionally, Dr. Azfar has interest in minimally invasive surgery for anorectal disorders including VAAFT, EPSiT, harmonic hemorrhoidectomy, and the application of laser in the treatment of fistula, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and pelvic floor disorders. Trauma and surgical intebansive care and surgical nurtion continue to be his favored interest.

Dr. Azfar is the author of 30 publications on various topics in national and international journals on general and GI surgery. He is the international editor of Surgical Recall Series (Editions III through VII) by Lipincott Williams and Wilkinson, based in Baltimore, USA. Dr. Azfar is also a part of the editorial board of several surgical publications.

Medical Focus: General and GI Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery,Trauma & Surgical Intensive Care, Surgical Nutrition and Endoscopy.