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Dr Toufik Tabbara

  • Qualification
  • : MD, American Board of Surgery Certified, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Certified, Breast Cancer Surgeon, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)

  • Department
  • : Surgery, General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Sharjah Breast Care Centre

  • Specialization
  • : Consultant General Surgeon

  • Contact
  • : +97165058555

  • Languages spoken
  • : Arabic, English and French.


Dr. Tabbara graduated in 1977 from the Aleppo Medical School, Syria. He then pursued his surgical residency training in Huron Road Hospital, Cleveland and Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. Subsequently, he joined subspecialty fellowship training in cardiovascular surgery with Dr DeBakey at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

He then obtained his American Board Certification in General Surgery and went to complete certification in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in 1990.


Dr. Tabbara is highly experienced in almost all major and minor surgical procedures and has managed all kinds of surgical emergencies. Dr Tabbara is well versed in minimally invasive (laparoscopic) procedures, endocrine operations (conventional and video assisted), breast surgery, visceral surgery (gastro intestinal and colorectal operations), hernia repair, bile duct reconstruction operations, anorectal procedures, and emergency procedures, among other surgeries. He undertakes both diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopies and colonoscopies.

He established the department of surgery from the start in Mississippi, USA and was responsible for planning and development of surgery theaters at Al Mafraq hospital Abu Dhabi & Annapolis Hospital Michigan, USA.

He has served as a Senior Lecturer at Ajman Gulf Medical School and contributed to the surgical program coordination and development of surgical curriculum for undergraduates and residents in the UAE according to US standards.

He is currently affiliated as Associate Professor of Surgery in University of Sharjah medical school and in charge of the General surgery program at the college.

In addition, he has vast experience in leadership and quality assurance and Joint commission International accreditation.

Dr Tabbara has several publications to his credit, and regularly contributes to professional conferences and meetings.


Dr. Tabbara is a Canadian national, American Board Certified general surgeon with 30 years of extensive experience in surgery with a special interest in Advanced Laparoscopic surgery including colon, gastric, esophageal, adrenal... (Over 20 years' experience) and in breast cancer patient management including Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and oncoplastic surgery following partial mastectomy.

He also specializes in state of the art outpatient management of varicose veins using radiofrequency closure of veins and sclerotherapy and painless management of benign anal diseases such as hemorrhoids.


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