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A/Prof Mouhannad Jaber

Upper Gastrointestinal, Laparoscopic, Bariatric and Hepatobiliary Surgeon

A/Prof Mouhannad Jaber is an eminently experienced General Surgeon specialising in Bariatric, Upper-GI and General Surgery. He has 20+ years of experience in advanced laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery and holds the role of Head of Department of the Upper-GI Surgical Unit at Wollongong Public Hospital.

A/Prof Jaber was appointed Associate Professor and Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Wollongong in 2018, which involves active education of medical students and hospital interns, as well as the training of surgical registrars.

His surgical career has predominantly involved advanced, highly-complex gastric surgery including cancer surgery of the oesophagus, stomach, liver and pancreas, as well as abdominal wall repair (hernia) and general surgery of the gallbladder and other conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Focusing on these highly-complex areas of laparoscopic surgery provided A/Prof Jaber with exceptional training to perform the less-technically challenging bariatric surgical procedures, such as the gastric sleeve and gastric bypass.

A/Prof Mouhannad Jaber is considered to be a ‘high-volume’ surgeon due to the significant case volume he performs each year in both the public and private hospital systems. High-volume confers the benefit of being able to see and treat a range of both common and uncommon presentations, as well as maintaining up-to-date surgical skills.

Career Experience

  • General & Upper-GI Surgery: 20+ Years
  • Weight Loss Surgery: 10+ Years

Case Volume Experience

  • General Surgery: 3,000+ cases performed
  • Upper-GI Surgery: 5,000+ cases performed
  • Bariatric Surgery: 1,500+ cases performed
  • Colorectal Surgery: 500+ cases performed

Qualifications & Certifications

  • GESA Accreditation (Gastroscopy & Colonoscopy), 2013
  • ANZGOSA Upper-GI Post-Fellowship Training Program (2 years), 2013
  • FRACS (Fellow of the Australasian College of Surgeons), 2011
  • MRCS (Part 1 & 2), Edinburgh, 2006
  • AMC (MCQ & Clinical) Exams, Perth, 2004
  • MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery), 1996

Education & Training

  • ANZGOSA Year-2 Upper-GI training (HPB & laparoscopic surgery), Melbourne (2012 – 2013)
  • ANZGOSA Year-1 Upper-GI training (laparoscopic & bariatric surgery), Sydney (2011 – 2012)
  • Advanced general surgical training, NSW (2007 – 2011)
  • Unaccredited surgical training, Perth (2004 – 2006)
  • General surgical training (2000 – 2003)
  • Surgical Registrar (1998 – 1999)
  • Internship & Medical Officer (1996 – 1998)
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery degrees (1990 – 1996)

Academic Appointments

  • Appointed Associate Professor and Senior Clinical Lecturer at UOW, 2018

Professional Memberships

  • AHPRA (Unconditional Registration)
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • General Surgeons Australia
  • Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA)
  • Australian & New Zealand Gastric & Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA)
  • Australian & New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic & Biliary Association (ANZHPBA)
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS)

Consulting Location

  • Wollongong

Hospital Locations

  • Wollongong Public Hospital, Wollongong
  • Wollongong Private Hospital, Wollongong
  • Shellharbour Public Hospital, Mount Warrigal
  • St George Private Hospital, Kogarah
  • Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick