Dr. Atef Faisal Bassas

Doctor Atef Faisal, Laparoscopic general surgery Consultant, at the Saudi German Hospital, Riyadh.
Has 36 years of experience in All types of general and laparoscopic surgery, Bariatric surgery, Oncology Surgery, Liver and Pancreas Transplantation and Pediatric Liver Transplantation, Hepatopancreatobiliary surgery and Transplantation.

Doctor can help with

  • Excessive weight gain
  • Indigestion
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • High body temperature
  • Sudden pain begins on the right side of the lower abdomen
  • Pain when touching the abdominal area
  • Yellowing of the skin and white eyes
  • Heartburn may increase during the night
  • Bloody stool

Professional Journey

  • Head of the Department of Surgery, National Hospital Care

  • Head of the Prince Sultan Unit for Liver and Hepatopancreatobiliary Transplantation, Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh.

  • Head of the Bariatric Operations Unit, Endoscopy and Advanced Obesity, Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh

  • Head of the Department of Surgery and Surgical Training, Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital

  • Member of the Saudi Society of Obesity Medicine and Surgery

  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

  • Faculty member, College of Medicine, Al-Faisal University

  • Ph.D. University of Hamburg - Germany / Department of liver and biliary surgery, liver and pancreas transplantation, and multi-organ transplantation Doctor of Surgery.

  • Ph.D. King Saud University.

  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

  • Master's degree in liver transplantation


  • Completed more than 175 liver transplants from living donors from 1999 to 2010

  • In 2010, 4000 bariatric surgery cases were completed

  • The first Saudi surgeon to perform a liver transplant for a child from a live donor in the Middle East and was successful in 2008 at the Armed Forces Hospital

  • A Saudi international medical achievement: Performing two liver transplants by exchanging double organs between members of two families at the same time

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