Dr. Nazim AlRifai

Specialist General Surgeon

Specialty: General and Laparoscopic Surgery

Practice Locations: Al Zahra Hospital, Sharjah

Dr. Nazim AlRifai has completed Bachelors in Medicine & Surgery and MD (General Surgery) from Damascus University, Syria. He has completed MRSCI – (Member of Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland).



He is also trained in ATLS - (Advanced Life Trauma Support) from American College of Surgeons and has completed certified program in Mediaarthistories from Danube University of KREMS, Austria.



Dr. Nazim AlRifai has vast experience of over 20 years in Bariatric, Obesity Surgery & Weight Management. He has worked as a Surgeon in several prominent hospitals in the UAE and the Middle East.  He also is an adjunct professor, lecturer and examiner in several prominent universities and medical colleges in Europe and the UAE. Dr. Nazim is a surgeon of excellence of bariatric & obesity from the American Surgical Review Corporation.



Dr. Nazim AlRifai’s areas of expertise includes: 0502287604




  • Obesity management & surgery:

  • Sleeve gastrectomy, Gastric bypass

  • Bariatric revision surgery

  • Endoscopic balloon insertion

  • Gastric Surgery, Small & Large Bowel Surgery

  • GERD & Hiatus Hernia Surgery

  • Endocrine & Thyroid Surgery

  • Gall Bladder & Biliary Tree Surgery

  • Hernia & Abdominal Wall Surgery

  • Abdominal Emergency Surgery



  Dr. Nazim AlRifai has several memberships in associations as follows:




  • Chair of scientific committee of Emirates Laparoscopic & Endoscopic Society

  • Member of IFSO - International Federation for Surgery of Metabolic & Bariatric Disorders

  • Member of EMA - Emirates medical association

  • Member of Royal College of Surgeon of Ireland

  • Member of Syrian Medical Association.

  • Member of Kuwait Medical Association.

  • Member in Syrian Association of General Surgeons.

  • Member of Syrian Association of Laparoscopic Surgeon



  Dr. Nazim AlRifai speaks Arabic & English.


Practice Locations

Al Zahra Hospital, Sharjah
Al Zahra Hospital, Sharjah

Al Zahra St., Near Clock Tower, Al Musalla, P.O. Box: 3499, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

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