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Department of Surgery - Riyadh

Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery is one of the largest departments in the hospital, with nine divisions and medical staff from all levels (Consultants, Associate Consultants, Staff Physicians, Residents, Board Certified/Eligible, Teaching Assistants, Fellows, Non-Physician Clinical Staff, Coordinators, Administrative Assistants, and Scholarship staff).

Our inspiration focuses on patient care and research and publishes innovative study results yearly. We provide a diverse training program for doctors to foster a well-trained pool of surgeons. We also relentlessly work on improving the department to become a leading service provider in the kingdom.

We group the provided care into three main categories. In-patient surgical procedures for cases in which the patient needs admission to our wards for immediate care. Day-Care surgical procedures for relatively more minor cases that the patient can go home on the same day of surgery. Minor- surgical procedures for cases that may require local or no anesthesia where the procedure safely could be performed in the clinic.

We introduce new medical technology to maximize the effectiveness of treatment and achieve a higher level of patient satisfaction by taking advantage of the technological advances today. Depending on the needed surgery, our service considers implementing two approaches:

  • Open Surgery: Delivered to major complicated cases.


  • Minimally invasive surgery: Many techniques are applied to cases where no relatively large incision is needed. Such methods may involve: Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, Arthroscopy, Bronchoscopy, Thoracoscopy, Cystoscopy, Gastroscopy, Laryngoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy, and Robot-Assisted Surgery.

Department of Surgery Operation Capacity

The patient services of the Department of Surgery are accomplished through an organized and systematic process designated to ensure the delivery of safe, effective, and timely care and treatment. Providing patient care services are planned, coordinated, delegated, and supervised by professional health care providers who recognize each person's unique physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Hours of Operation

  • Trauma Team / Emergency Department: 24 Hours/Day Trauma team coverage
  • Outpatient Clinic: Working Days: Sunday till Thursday from 08:00 till 17:00 hours
  • Operating Rooms: Working Days: Sunday till Thursday from 07:00 till 17:00 hours
  • Surgical Wards and Intensive Care Units: 24 Hours/Day Coverage for Surgical Units


Operating Room:

  • The main OR has eleven (11) Operating rooms, located near the Emergency Room for other services. Day Care has four (4) Operating rooms for “Day Surgery” cases for all specialties. There are two (2) Emergency Operating rooms for Emergency cases located in the main OR.
  • Main burn OR has (1) room.
  • Dental OR has (2) room for ophthalmology surgery..
  • ESWL room for urology.

There are four (3) Operating rooms located ate the 4th floor of the surgical tower mainly for non-spine Orthopedic Surgery. Also, the Burn Unit has one (1) Operating room located at the Ground floor of the surgical tower.

Outpatient Clinics:

The Department of Surgery occupies six (6) clinics in the Ambulatory Care Center:

1. Clinic 201 - ENT Surgery

2. Clinic 203/204 – Ophthalmology

3. Clinic 301 – General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Post Op, Proctology, Lumps and Bumps

4. Clinic 302 – Urology Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery

5. Clinic 304 – Orthopedic Surgery

6. KASCH Clinic 730 – Adult Diabetic Retina, Ophthalmology

7. KASCH Clinic 730 – Podiatric Surgery

Department of Surgery Scope of Services


  1. Expand the scope of services and improve the quality of care by reducing medical error and enhancing the electronic health information infrastructure
  2. Advanced clinical research and basic research


  1. To provide the highest standards of surgical care
  2. To provide an environment for research
  3. To establish and maintain quality management program

Core Values:

  1. Patient-focused quality excellence
  2. Teamwork and valuing workforce members
  3. Societal responsibility and community health
  4. Research utilization
  5. Teaching enhancement

Current Services:

The Department of Surgery is comprised of qualified, skilled, and experienced professionals backed by the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment. In addition to all surgical procedures, many specialty services are provided by the department, including:

Department of Surgery Divisions

The Department of Surgery also plays a very active role in numerous multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment collaborations, including the Trauma Center and King Abdullah Specialized Children’s Hospital. By consulting with other experts, the surgeons can share and receive the best practice on any medical or patient care issues that may have arisen.


  1. All National Guard employees and their eligible dependents above 14 years of age.
  2. Saudi National patients with eight disease diagnosis above 14 years of age.
  3. Trauma patients above 14 years of age.
  4. Business center: treats insured patients with complicated cases approved by the national guard.

Department of Surgery Residency Training Programs

  • ENT Surgery: Dr. Yazeed Al Ghonaim

  • General Surgery: Dr. Ayyob Al Qarni

  • Neurosurgery: Dr. Saad Al Qahatani

  • Ophthalmology: Dr. Malek Al Robaian

  • Plastic Surgery: Dr. Hanan Al Husainan

  • Urology Surgery: Dr. Ahmed Al Asker

  • Orthopedic Surgery: Dr. Khalid Alsheikh

Department of Surgery Fellowship Programs

  • Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship: Dr. Abdullah Al Zahrani

  • Orthopedic Spine Fellowship: Dr. Fahad Al Helal

  • Colorectal Fellowship: Dr. Thamer Al Tayeb

  • Surgical Retina Fellowship: Dr. Mohammad Hazzazi

  • Cornea Unexternal Disease Fellowship: Dr. Tariq Al Mudhaiyan

  • Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: Dr. Hani Al Khulaiwi

  • Orthopedic Oncology Fellowship: Dr. Wazzan Al Johani

Department of Surgery leadership

Dr. Ziyad Mohammed Yousif


Dr. Abdulaziz Al Gannass

Podiatric Surgery Division Head

Dr. Abdulaziz Ibrahim M. Al Shawmar

Vascular Surgery Division Head

Dr. Abdulmosen Al Zakari

Thoracic Surgery Division Head

Dr. Ahmed Alkhani

Neurosurgery Division Head

Dr. Ali Auwaidh Zahrani

General Surgery Division Head

Dr. Obaid Mohammad Farhan Al Meshal

Plastic Surgery Division Head

Dr. Sami Ibrahim Al Eissa

Orthopedics Division Head

Dr. Tariq Mubarak Al Debasi

Ophthalmology Division Head

Dr. Yahia Qasim Muffarih Ghazwani

Urology Division Head

Dr. Yazeed Abdullah Al Oqaili

Ear Nose Throat Division Head

Contact Department of Surgery

Email: surgery1@NGHA.MED.SA

Phone and Extensions: 15442

Last Modified

9/27/2022 9:13 AM