Prof. Dr. Basil Ammori

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Specialty: Cosmetic – Bariatric Surgery

Hospital: Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi

Prof. Dr. Basil Ammori is a Consultant – Laparoscopic Bariatric, Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon at the Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi.

Prof. Dr. Basil Ammori graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Baghdad with an MB ChB degree in 1986, undertook his surgical training in the UK (1989-2000) where he then obtained his CCST as well as the degrees of FRCSEd, FRCS Eng, and MD.
He was granted a Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2000, and became a Consultant Laparoscopic Bariatric & Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgeon in Manchester, UK between 2000 and 2017 where he led the Bariatric Surgery service in the North West of England. He was appointed an Honorary Professor of Hepatobiliary & Bariatric Surgery at The University of Manchester (2011-2019).
His expertise extends to over 6,000 laparoscopic procedures. In addition to his interest in bariatric surgery, Dr Ammori was the first to introduce laparoscopic Whipple’s procedure in the UK. He moved to King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan in 2017 where he promoted laparoscopic resections for cancers of the stomach, colon, liver and pancreas. He also has a special interest in the management of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GORD) and offers the range of laparoscopic procedures for its correction including the fundoplication and the LINX device implantation.
Professor Ammori has a keen academic interest, sits on the Editorial Boards of a number of peer-reviewed medical journals and has over 190 publications and book chapters.

Scope of services:

  • Laparoscopic bariatric surgery (sleeve and gastric bypass).
  • Laparoscopic gastric band placement and removal of gastric band.
  • Intragastric balloon placement and removal.
  • Laparoscopic gastroesophageal reflux surgery (Nissen fundoplication).
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery).
  • Laparoscopic bile duct exploration.
  • Laparoscopic hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery (HPB surgery, hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery)
  • Laparoscopic liver resection.
  • Laparoscopic pancreas resection.
  • Laparoscopic pancreas pseudocyst surgery.
  • Laparoscopic colon resection for cancer.
  • Laparoscopic gastrectomy for cancer.
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy.
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy.
  • Laparoscopic hernia surgery.
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy.