Dr. Merezban Piloo Katrak
HOD & Consultant General Surgeon
Specialty: General and Laparoscopic Surgery
Dr. Merezban Katrak is a skilled General & Laparoscopic Surgeon with overall 22 years of service in the Surgical field. Academically qualified from India & the United Kingdom, along with several academic training & fellowships from Internationally acclaimed medical institutes in Europe, India, UAE and Turkey. Dr. Katrak completed his M.B.B.S from Mumbai and obtained his DNB in Surgery from National Board of Examination, New Delhi. He further attained his FRCS & MRCS from the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, Scotland; MRCS from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Ireland. Dr. Katrak has also obtained his Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery - Bariatrics & Metabolic Surgery from Indian Association of Gastro-Intestinal Endo Surgeons (I.A.G.E.S), New Delhi, India.
Dr. Katrak is a member of the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCS), UK; Member of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow; Member of European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Indian Association of Gastro Intestinal Endo Surgeons (I.A.G.E.S); National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS), New Delhi; the Indian Society of Gastroenterologist – Middle East (ISG - ME) and Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS), Member of AMASI Emirates Committee.
In NMC since the last 18 years Dr. Katrak is working as a Consultant Surgeon & has rich experience in major Abdominal Surgeries, minimally invasive Daycare Surgeries along with Laparoscopic Hernia, Gall Bladder, Anorectal, Pilonidal, Varicose Veins and Breast Surgeries.
Dr. Katrak has had a brilliant post-graduation career & did his Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India under Padmashree Dr. Pradeep Chowbey. He also underwent training in Haemorrhoidal THD procedures at Policlinico Gemelli Hospital, Italy, Hemorrhoids HAL procedure at Barmherzige Schwestern Hospital - Vienna, Austria.
Prior to joining NMC Specialty Hospital – Abu Dhabi, Dr. Katrak was working in the reputed BLY Nair Hospital a 1,200 bedded, multi-disciplinary teaching hospital in Mumbai, India, where he worked in the GESS (Gastroenterological Surgical Services) Department dealing with a vast range of Hepatobiliary and Colorectal Surgeries. He also held the post of Casualty Medical Officer where he handled a large number of Trauma Cases.
Dr. Katrak’s keen interest in Hernia surgery led him to attend workshops in Advanced Laparoscopic & Open Hernia Surgery at Imelda Hospital in Belgium under Dr. Tim Tollens in 2012 and 2017. He also attended Abdominal Wall Repair (AWR) hands on training in Mumbai, India in 2017 & Stephana Hospital - Krakow, Poland in 2018. He has also conducted a workshop in Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair, at Sharjah Surgical Institute, University of Sharjah. He has been one of the main organisers in the International Hernia Conferences conducted by NMC in Abu Dhabi, UAE annually. He specialises in Laparoscopic Hernia TEP Repair, Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair & Component Separation procedures for Complex Hernias.
A regular presenter, faculty member & attendee at International & local surgical conferences & CME meets has kept Dr. Katrak abreast with latest developments in the field of surgery & the internationally acclaimed surgical fraternities, including their membership. The above international exposure has been gained in various healthcare settings & with varied age and cultural/ ethnic diverse groups.
Dr. Katrak has a number of international publications, articles & scientific presentations to his credit. He has been involved in organising several conferences.He is a reviewer for Journal of Minimal Access Surgery (JMAS), the official publication of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons, India. Dr. Katrak’s special area of Interest is in Laparoscopic Surgeries especially Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Minimally Invasive Varicose Veins Surgery, Haemorrhoidal THD/HAL/laser procedures, Open/VAAFT/laser procedure for Complex Anal Fistulas & Pilonidal Sinus Surgery.
Dr. Katrak is fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu and Gujarati.