We’re excited to announce that as of June 2, 2023, Moataz Bashah, PhD, FACS, FEBS, FRCSG, completed the first series of sleeve gastrectomies using the Titan SGS® 23 cm linear stapler outside the United States in Doha, Qatar. This significant milestone was achieved in partnership with Al-Danah Medical Co. W.L.L. and marks the introduction of Titan SGS and its anatomy-based approach to sleeve gastrectomy pouch creation to patients around the world.
Dr. Bashah leads a comprehensive group of bariatric surgeons and medical bariatricians at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) where he is the Director of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The Bariatric Surgery Program at HMC consists of a two-hospital campus and serves over 3 million people. Hamad Medical Corporation completes nearly one thousand bariatric operations a year. Between May 28 and June 2, Dr. Bashah performed 17 sleeve gastrectomy operations using the Titan SGS stapler at the HMC main hospital and at their satellite facility at Al Wakra Medical Center.
HMC is an academic institution affiliated with Weil Cornell University Medical School and is recognized as an ASMBS Center of Excellence. HMC has a long history of excellence in surgery and is known for performing innovative operations with ground-breaking technology. Dr. Bashah is a fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS), the Gulf Obesity Surgery Society (GOSS) and the Pan Arab Obesity Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (PASMBS).
We are honored to welcome Dr. Bashah and the bariatric team at Hamad Medical Corporation to the growing community of bariatric surgeons using Titan SGS.