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At the moment, the following centres have been fully certified as Centres of Excellence

 

Institution Surgeon(s) Country Certification valid until
       
Krankenhaus Göttlicher Heiland

Dr Brigitte Obermayer
Dr Alexander Butz
Dr Peter Blaha
Dr Panhofer

Austria 24/09/2021
(under re-evaluation)



 
King Hamad University Hospital Dr Abualsel Abdulmenem Bahrain  21/01/2021
(under re-evaluation)



 
Bahrain Defence Force Royal Medical Services Professor Khalid Al Khalifa Bahrain  07/12/2022
(under re-evaluation)



 
ZNA Stuivenberg Hospital Dr Leo Hendrickx
Dr Jody Valk
Dr Bart Gypen
Belgium  18/12/2017
(expired)



 
AZ Nikolaas Dr Luc Lemmens Belgium  31/08/2014 
(expired)



 
Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche et de Traitement de l’ Obesite de Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Liege Dr Arnaud de Roover Belgium  19/04/2015 
(expired)



 
OB klinika – Center for Treatment of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders Prof Martin Fried Czech Republic  27/03/2017
(expired)



 
Madina Women's Hospital Dr Mohamed Ashour Egypt 13/3/2023



 
Sana Klinikum Offenbach Professor Thomas Horbach Germany  24/02/2018
(expired)



 
Athens Medical Center Dr Konstantinos Konstantinidis Greece  01/11/2015 
(expired)



 
Heraklion University Hospital Professor John Melissas Greece             17/03/2014 
(expired)



 
The Department of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery of Athens Bioclinic Dr George Skrekas Greece  24/04/2015 
(expired)



 


Interbalkan Medical Center

Dr Ilias Sdralis Greece 28/01/2026 



 
General hospital of Athens "Hippokrateio", 1st Propaedeutic Department of Surgery, Medical School, University of Athens, Bariatric Surgery Unit Prof. Emmanouil Leandros
Prof. Konstantinos Albanopoulos
Greece            18/5/2019
(expired)



 

METABOLIC AND BARIATRIC Surgical Unit
2nd Department of Surgery
IASO General Clinic

Prof. Konstantinos Albanopoulos Greece 24/08/2026



 
University Hospital, Rio, Patras Professor Fotis Kalfarentzos Greece             07/04/2014 
(expired)



 
Hazrat Rasul Akram Medical Center Prof. Pazouki Abdolreza
Dr. Alireza Khalaj

Dr Foolad Eghbali
Dr Mohammad Kermansaravi
Dr Mohammadali Panakeh

Iran  25/05/2023



 
Humanitas Research Hospital Dr Giuseppe Marinari Italy 19/04/2021 
(expired)



 
San Martino University Hospital Prof Nicola Scopinaro Italy  31/08/2014 
(expired)



 
Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova - UOSD Chirurgia Bariatrica Dr Mirto Foletto Italy 15/03/2024



 
Advanced Biomedical Sciences Department - "Federico II" University - Bariatric and Endocrine Metabolic Surgery Unit Prof Mario Musella Italy 08/10/2024



 
Regional Hospital Umberto Parini Dr. Paolo Millo Italy  19/09/2018
(expired)



 
La Sapienza University of Rome Prof Gianfranco Silecchia Italy  09/02/2020
(expired)



 
Bon Secour Hospital Dr Colm O’ Boyle Ireland 01/08/2026



 
Dr Mohammad Khrais Clinic Dr Mohammad Khrais
Dr Malek Alkasasbeh
Dr Hiba Shanti
Jordan  19/10/2021
(expired)



 
Bariatric Center, Lievensberg Hospital, Bergen op Zoom Dr Pierre Feskens Netherlands  29/09/2015 
(expired)



 
Bariatric Center of Excellence Zuyderland MC and Dutch Obesity Clinic South Dr Jan Willem Greve
Drs Berry Meesters
Dr Evert-Jan Boerma
Dr Sofie Fransen
Netherlands  01/07/2022
(under re-evaluation)




 
Slotervaartziekenhuis Dr. Arnold van de Laar
Dr. Sjoerd Bruin
Dr. Louis de Brauw
Dr. Yair Acherman
Netherlands  24/04/2016 
(
expired)



 
Vitalys Obesitas Centrum Dr Theo Aufenacker Netherlands  01/08/2017
(under re-evaluation)



 
Catharina Hospital Obesitas Centrum Eindhoven Dr. Jean-Paul de ZoeteDr. Simon NienhuijsDr. Frans Smulders
Dr Misha Luyer
Dr Gust van Montfort
Netherlands  04/09/2017
(expired)



 
Centrum Obesitas Noord-Nederland Dr Marloes Emous
Dr Erik Totte
Dr Ewoud Jutte
Netherlands 29/04/2021
(under re-evaluation) 



 
Maxima Medisch Centrum Drs Arijan Luijten Netherlands  29/05/2019
(expired)



 
Obesitas Centrum Amsterdam Dr Bart Van Wagensveld Netherlands 29/11/2019
(expired)



 
Centrum Leczenia Otylosci i Chorob Metabolicznych Uniwersyteckie Centrum Kliniczne Gdansk Dr Monika Proczko-Stepaniak Poland  07/12/2022
(under re-evaluation)



 
Ponderas Hospital Dr Catalin Copaescu Romania  27/07/2018
(under re-evaluation)



 
The Center of Endosurgery and Lithotripsy (CELT) Dr Yury Yashkov Russia  14/02/2024 



 
Badana Clinic Dr Sultan Al Temyatt Saudi Arabia  01/05/2025



 
Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City Professor Mohammed Al Naami
Dr Mohammed Zaben
Saudi Arabia 06/05/2026



 
King Saud Medical City Dr Haitham Alfalah Saudi Arabia 17/01/2020
(expired)



 
Kingdom Hospital Dr Haitham Al Falah Saudi Arabia 05/10/2022
(expired)



 
The Centre for Metabolic Medicine & Surgery of Waterfall City Hospital Dr Gary Kevin Fetter South Africa  19/03/2020 
(expired)



 
University Hospital de la vall d'Hebron

Dr Amador Garcia Ruiz de Gordejuela

Spain  21/08/2018
(expired)



 
Centre of Excellence for the study and treatmentof the morbid obesity Dr Miguel Angel Carbajo Caballero
Dr. E. Luque
Spain 27/03/2020
(expired)



 
Laparoscopic Centre Dr Ballesta (CLB) Dr Carlos Ballesta Lopez Spain  31/12/2021
(under re-evaluation)



 
Clinica Universidad de Navarra Dr Fernando Rotellar Sastre Spain  21/08/2018
(under re-evaluation)



 
The Medical-Surgical Unit of multidisciplinary treatment of Obesity
and Related Metabolic Disorders, Surgery Service 2 of San Carlos Clinical Hospital, Complutense University
Prof Antonio J. Torres
Dr Andres Sanchez-Pernaute
Spain  24/04/2015 
(expired)



 
Hirslanden Klinik Beau-Site Dr. Rudolf Steffen Switzerland  29/01/2015 
(expired)



 
Slovenj Gradec General Hospital Dr Brane Breznikar Slovenia 09/02/2020
(expired)



 
Istanbul Bariatrics    Dr Mehmet Ali Yerdel Turkey 24/09/2020 
(expired)



 
Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Prof. Mustafa Taskin Turkey 09/07/2018
(expired)



 
Turkcapar Bariatrics Professor Ahmet Gokhan Turkcapar Turkey 09/05/2024



 
Al Zahra Hospital Dr Girish Kumar Juneja United Arab Emirates 19/06/2025



 
Burjeel Hospital LLC, Burjeel’s Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Dr Fuad Ahmed Center’s Director
Dr Hikmat Matar (25/10/2022)
United Arab Emirates  22/08/2025



 
Danat Al Emarat Hospital Dr Hazem Al Momani United Arab Emirates 02/04/2025



 
Zulekha Hospital Dr Uday Shankar United Arab Emirates 12/09/2023



 
Spire Manchester Hospital Dr Basil AmmoriDr Alan Li Dr Bart Decadt United Kingdom (expired)



 

Kent Weight Loss at CHG Chelsfield Park Hospital

Dr Shamsi El-Hasani United Kingdom  23/10/2025



 
St Richard's Bariatric Unit Dr. Chris PringDr. Guy SlaterDr. Shaw Somers United Kingdom  29/06/2015 
(expired)



 

  

At the moment, the following Centres and Surgeons are IFSO-EC COE program participants

 

Institution Surgeon(s) Country Status
       
Jessa Ziekenhuis Dr Joep Knol
Dr Wim Bouckaert
Dr Bert Houben
Belgium (under evaluation)



 
Air Force Specialized Hospital Dr Alaa Abbass Sabry Moustafa
Dr Tamer Mohamed Said Salama
Dr Ahmed Shoukry Hafez
Dr Soliman Mohamed Soliman Ali
Egypt  



 
Alahly Hospital Dr Mohamed Ashour
Dr Tamer Abdelbaki
Egypt (under evaluation)



 
Experts Weight Management Center - The Women Hospital Professor Faheim Basiony Egypt (under evaluation)



 
Clinique Saint Michel - Centre de Chirurgie de l'Obesite - CCO Dr Marius Ndelcu
Dr Sergio Carandina
France  



 
St. Martinus Krankenhaus Duesseldorf Dr Matthias Schlensak Germany -



 
D.T.C.A. Hygeia Dr. Harilaos Pappis
Dr. George Stavropoulos
Greece -



 
General Hospital of Athens "G. Gennimatas" Dr Alexandros Koliopanos Greece (under evaluation)



 
Laiko General Hospital Prof. Theodoros Diamantis Greece -



 
Psyhiko Clinic (Athens Medical Group) Dr Dimitrios Lapatsanis Greece -



 
University Hospital of Larissa Prof. George Tzovaras
Prof. Dimitris Zacharoulis
Greece -
       



 
Nikan Hospital

Professor Peyman Alibeigi

Iran (under evaluation)



 
Casa di Cura Leonardo Dr. Francesco Furbetta Italy -



 
"Romeo ed Enrica Invernizzi" Luigi Sacco University Hospital Prof. Diego Foschi Italy -



 
Istituto Clinico San Rocco Dr Antonio Susa Italy -



 
Al-Kindi Hospital Dr Mohammed Khrais
Dr Malek Alkasasbeh
Dr Hiba Shanti
Dr Yasmeen Abuhazeem
Jordan (under evaluation)



 
JSC Association of Health Centre AIWA Clinic

Dr Maksims Mukans
Dr Troickis Igors

Latvia  



 
Nederlandse Obesitaskliniek Dr Dingeman Swang
Drs Larissa Tseng
Dr Ronald Liem
Netherlands -



 
Rode Kruis Ziekenhuis Dr Ahmet Demirkiran
Dr Huibert Anton Cense
Dr Michiel Hunfeld
Netherlands -



 
British Hospital Lisbon XXI Dr Jorge Manuel Limao da Silva Portugal -



 
CHEDV

Dr Marta Guimaraes
Dr Rui Ferreira Almeida
Dr Mario Nora
Dr Antonio Reis
Dr Ana Marta Pereira

Portugal (under evaluation)



 
Al Wakra Hospital


Dr Mohammed Rizwan Habibullah

Qatar  



 
Hamad General Hospital

Dr Moataz Bashah
Dr Davit Sargsyan
Dr Mohammed Jaham Al-Kuwari
Dr Jassim Ahmed Al-Obaidan

Qatar  
 

 
SC Centrul Medical Sfanta Maria SRL Dr Alexandru Isaic
Dr Caius-Fulger Lazar
Dr Amadeus Dobrescu
Romania (under evaluation)



 
Dr Abdulrahman Al Mishari Hospital Dr Rami Basardah Saudi Arabia  



 
Al Rayan Hospital Dr Mohammad Al Naamy Saudi Arabia -



 
International Medical Center

Dr Waleed Bukhari
Dr Mohammed Ghunaim

Saudi Arabia (under evaluation)



 
King Fahad Medical City Dr Muhammad Abukhater Saudi Arabia  



 
King Salman Armed Forces Hospital Dr Hussam Adi Saudi Arabia  



 
Prince Sultan Military Medical City Dr Abdullah Alzahrani
Dr Bandar Ali
Dr Mohammad Al Jabali
Saudi Arabia -



 
Sanatorio San Jorge Dr. Aniceto Baltasar
Dr. Rafael Bou
Spain  



 
Clinica Obesitas Dr Jose Vicente Ferrer Valls Spain (under evaluation)



 
Hopital du Chablais Dr. Michel Suter Switzerland  



 
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois Dr. Michel Suter Switzerland  



 
University Obesity Centre Berne Dr Philipp Nett
Dr Dino Kroell
Dr Yves Borbely
Switzerland -



 
Les Cliniques El Manar - Centre d'Obesite et de diabete Dr Mourad Adala Tunisia -



 
LivHospital Ankara Professor Mahir Ozmen Turkey  



 
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Dr Matthew Kroh
Dr Ricard Corcelles
United Arab Emirates -



 
Saudi German Hospital Dubai Dr Tamer Salama United Arab Emirates  



 
Spire Hull & East Riding Dr. Peter Sedman
Dr. Prashant Jain
Dr. Elnazeer Salim
Dr Michael Pellen
United Kingdom -



 
Spire Southampton Hospital Dr Michael van den Bossche United Kingdom  



 
East-Midlands Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (EMBMI), Royal Derby Hospital Dr Sherif Awad United Kingdom -



 

 

At the moment, the following Surgeons have been fully certified as Surgeons of Excellence 


Surgeon Institution(s) Country Validation of Certificate



 


Dr Kuldeepak Kular

Kular Hospital India 24/09/2020
(expired)



 


Prof Angrisani Luigi

Ospedale S. Giovanni Bosco Italy  09/04/2017
(expired)



 


Dr Mihai Ionescu

Medicover Hospital Bucharest Romania  03/12/2024



 


Professor Al Muzaffer

Samsun VM Medical Park Hospital Turkey  13/06/2024



 

 

At the moment, the following Surgeons are IFSO-EC SOE program participants 

Surgeon Institution(s) Country
     


Dr Ahmed Shabana

Dr Ahmed Shabana-Contours Obesity Solutions Egypt




Dr. Harilaos Pappis

Athens Medical Center Greece




Dr Foolad Eghbali

Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center Iran




Dr Mohammadali Pakaneh

Hazrat Rasul Akram Medical Center Iran




Dr Mohammad Kermansaravi

Hazrat Rasul Akram Medical Center Iran




Dr Abu Nayla Ghaith

University of Al Nahrain Iraq




Dr Sorin Cristian Velici

Provita Hospital Romania




Dr Saleh Aldaqal

King Abdulaziz University Hospital Saudi Arabia



Dr Tadeja Pintar

UMC Ljubljana Slovenia
 


Dr Ramon Vilallonga
University Hospital Vall d' Hebron Spain




Dr Moreno Ruiz Francisco Javier

Hospital Carlos Haya
Hospital Quiron Malaga
Spain




Dr Peter Nussbaumer

Spital Lachen AG Switzerland



Professor Ali Durmus Klinik Obezite Turkey



Dr Recep Aktimur Samsun VM Medical Park Hospital Turkey



Dr Halit Eren Taskin Beykoz State Hospital Turkey



Professor Tolga Muftuoglu University of Health Sciences, Haydarpasa Numune Teaching and Research Hospital Turkey

Dr Angamuthu Stepehen


Royal Bahrain Hospital


Kingdom of Bahrain




 

 

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