Dr. Haytham’s extraordinary life journey has enriched his medical talent and judgment. As a young doctor, 25 years ago, he traveled, along with his wife who is also a doctor to work in the most challenging regions in the world. He cared for patients of different backgrounds, overcoming any potential language and cultural barriers, and connecting with patients on a human level that is now being attested to by patients in Copenhagen, Aarhus, and Malmo.
Dr. Haytham is an experienced specialist in surgery and surgical gastroenterology, with a focus on performing gastric balloons procedures in Denmark, Sweden, and soon in Norway too. With two years of gastric balloon experience and 1200 balloon insertions, Haytham is considered by far the most accomplished in the intragastric balloon procedures in the Scandinavian countries. He works with the adjustable Spatz3 balloons, in addition to the non-adjustable Medsil and Orbera balloons.
Dr. Haytham prioritizes safety, efficiency, and creativity in the surgical room. Patients and their family members appreciate his full attention while listening to them, and enjoy talking to him freely about what brings them to his care. They feel assured that his skillful hands were at work in several hospitals in Denmark for the last 20 years as a surgeon, performing creative laparoscopy surgical operations, including complicated single-incision and minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery. Haytham was the first to perform a single-incision laparoscopic ventral hernia repair in Bispebjerg teaching hospital in Copenhagen, and the first to introduce in 2011 a cutting-edge procedure in the challenging Giant hernia repair, using an American-made velcro material. Haytham is also familiar with the health system in Norway where he also worked there as a doctor.
Dr. Haytham is certified as a specialist in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. He’s a current member of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), GMC as a specialist in General Surgery, England, and registered with the “American College of Phlebology.” He is fluent in Danish and English, and able to communicate in Swedish and Norwegian. He lives in Copenhagen with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys his almost daily gym program and weekly long hikes in The Wonderful Copenhagen.
Below are some of the surgical publications that Haytham has co-written.
Transumbilical single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy.