Expert Surgeon in Dubai

Dr Hussam Al Trabulsi is highly experienced at both open and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, including very complex operations such as bariatric revisions and complicated hiatus hernia repairs. He takes a personal approach to all of his patients and will be able to recommend the most effective and least invasive technique for your specific condition.

Dr Hussam is a member of the British Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) and a Fellow of the European Board of Surgery, and practices at Novomed Centers in Dubai.

He speaks Arabic and English fluently.

Dr Hussam Trabulsi

Why choose Dr Hussam and Novomed for your surgery?

Dr Hussam is an expert surgeon, skilled in general surgery as well as highly complicated operations such as bariatric procedures and hiatal hernia repair. He takes a patient-centered approach, making sure his patients are fully informed about all of their options.

He performs his surgeries at Novomed Surgical Hospital, which has many advantages over larger, general hospitals. Firstly, the focus on surgery allows for better and faster service, fewer complications, lower cost, and higher customer satisfaction. Secondly, surgical hospitals enjoy five-times-lower infection rates than general hospitals because contagious-disease cases are not admitted. In addition to safety, we offer comfort and high-quality care. The 15-bed hospital in Umm Suqeim is known for its luxurious accommodation, excellent patient experience and world-class surgeons.

Popular surgeries Dr Hussam performs regularly include:


Anal fissure diagram

Gallstones don’t go away on their own and around 80% of patients with gallstones will need surgery. If gallstones start to hurt or cause other symptoms, you will probably be advised to have your gallbladder removed in a procedure called a cholecystectomy. It is one of the most common operations surgeons perform.

Dr Hussam usually does a laparoscopic (keyhole) cholecystectomy, as this will mean a quicker recovery and less scarring. Unlike open surgery, he won’t make a large incision in your belly, but will instead perform the whole procedure through about four small cuts. He will insert a very thin, flexible tube that contains a light and a tiny video camera into your belly to help him see your gallbladder better. Next, he’ll insert special tools to remove the diseased organ.


Dr Hussam uses laparoscopic colorectal surgery to treat conditions including:

  • Crohn’s disease (an inflammatory bowel disease): a damaged portion of your digestive tract will be removed and the healthy sections reconnected. Fistulas and abscesses can be treated at the same time.
  • Colon/colorectal cancers: surgery could include partial or total removal of the colon (colectomy); or rectum and colon (proctocolectomy), etc
  • Diverticulitis (inflammation or infection of pouches called diverticula in the intestine): temporary colostomy and draining of abscesses
  • Familial polyposis (an inherited condition): colectomy or proctolectomy
  • Colon polyps that cannot be removed by colonoscopy
  • Bowel leakage or fecal incontinence
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Ulcerative colitis


The main reasons your doctor or endocrinologist will recommend thyroid surgery are if you have a symptomatic nodule or goiter; symptoms arising from excess thyroid production (eg, in Graves’ disease); a cancer diagnosis; or a nodule that might be indicative of thyroid cancer.

Dr Hussam will discuss the extent of the surgery necessary with you and your endocrinolgist, and this will generally be either a partial or total thyroidectomy. His recommendation will be determined by the reason for your surgery, for example if you have a large thyroid cancer, you would probably need a total thryoidectomy. For a partial thyroidectomy, you might have the following removed:

  • one lobe (one half) of your thyroid, this is known as a hemi-thyroidectomy or thyroid lobectomy
  • the bridge of thyroid tissue between the two lobes, known as an isthmusectomy and used specifically for small tumors located in the isthmus
  • all or most of the thyroid tissue, known as a total or near-total thyroidectomy

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