Surgical Oncology


The Surgical Oncology team is established as a service of regional excellence under the visionary leadership of Dr Sadir Al Rawi.

We offer a Hub and Spoke Model of Service delivery that is Patient centred.

The complex management of Cancer patients needs delivery of patient centred management locally.

Burjeel Medical City is the Hub of this model of service delivery and is a Centre of Excellence. BMC will play a role in complex cases in the Burjeel group and will be used for these exceptional services and for the local Abu Dhabi population.

Dr. Sadir and his team offer Surgical Oncological Services for the whole body. This includes Head & Neck, Breast, Hepato-biliary-pancreatic, Upper GI, Colorectal, Genito-Urinary Tumours and soft tissue, Neuro-oncology as well as Bony Tumours. The Extended Services offered in Oncology gets excellent support from our Medical Oncology team under the able leadership of Dr Humaid Al-Shamsi and the radiation oncology team. Our tumour board meets twice a week to discuss our patients and plan their journey through our Medical Care system at burjeel.

Our team has cooperative Multidisciplinary approach to patient care using the expertise of ENT, Neurosurgery, Urology, Gynaecology, Thoracic Surgery & Orthopaedic Surgery. The Plastic Surgery team provides us with reconstructive options for our complex resections and wound care.

We are blessed with a team of enthusiastic Ancillary Support team including Cancer care nurses, Psychologists, Community care nurses, Nutritionist, Wound care nurses, Physiotherapists, respiratory therapists, and Occupational therapists. We remain grateful to our core team of inpatient and Outpatient support staff that helps us in our service delivery.

Team that Cares

Dr. Sadir Alrawi

Consultant - Head of Oncology Services, VPS

Dr. Rehan Saif

Clinical Lead - HPB Surgery & Transplantation
Consultant - General Surgery

Dr. Ali Iyoob Valiyaveettil

HOD Gastro - Intestinal Surgery
Consultant - Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Bharat Sapra

Consultant - Gastroenterologist

Dr. Ramkumar Susarla

Consultant - Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Suleiman Hanna Al-Baqain

Specialist - General Surgery

Dr. Syed Faheem Ahmad Sayed Altaf Ahmad

Specialist - General Surgery