Dr Harbi Darwish

Specialist Thoracic Surgeon

Specialty: Cardiac Sciences

Practice Locations: Bareen International Hospital, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Harbi Darwish is a Specialist Thoracic Surgeon with over 30 years of experience.

Before joining Bareen Hospital, he was working in Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi since 1984. He worked in Cardio Thoracic surgery for 5 years and in Thoraco-Vascular department for 10 years. He worked as acting head in Thoracic Surgery department from 1997 to 2015 with consultant privileges. He was covering Thoracic Surgery cases for Mafraq Hospital, SKMC, Rahba Hospital and private referrals. In addition, he was handling General Surgery emergencies until 2005.

Dr. Harbi completed his MBBS from Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University Al Kasr El Aini and he did his Master Degree in Surgery in the same university. After that, he had worked in Saudi Arabia in General Surgery department for 6 years, before he joined Mafraq Hospital.

Dr. Harbi has long experience in management of chest trauma include blunt trauma chest, pneumothorax, hamothorax, fracture ribs, fracture sternum, lung contusion and thoracotomy for penetrating chest injuries.

His areas of interests are endoscopic and open thoracic surgery for and pleural diseases, including video bronchoscopy biopsy, rigid bronchoscopy, mediastinoscopy biopsy, thoracoscopy for pleural effusion, empyema decortication, pleural diseases biopsy, video assisting thoracoscopy surgery ( VATs ) for lung biopsy, wedge resection of lung nodules, bullectomy (resection of lung bullae) and indicated thoracotomy.

Dr. Harbi speaks English and Arabic.


  • Emergency Thoracic Injury Cases

  • All types of Bronchoscopy

  • Pleuroscopy

  • Mediastinoscopy for diagnostic procedures of mediastinal lymphadenopathy or other undiagnosed mediastinal pathology

  • Open Lung Biopsies

  • Urgent and Elective Thoracotomy

  • Thoracoscopic Surgery (Video Assisting Thoracoscopy) – VAT

  • Sternotomy

  • Intercostal Drain for Pneumothorax, Haemothorax, Pleural Effusion, Empyema and Chylothorax

  • Pleurodesis

Practice Locations

Bareen International Hospital, Abu Dhabi
Bareen International Hospital, Abu Dhabi

Mohammad Bin Zayed City, Zone 15 (next to Shaikah Fatima Bint Mubarak Mosque)

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