Surgery Department


The primary goal of the department of surgery is to support the mission of KHCC. The Department of Surgery has a long-standing tradition of excellence in patient care, education and research in Jordan and across the region, it strives to:

  • Provide the highest quality patient care across all oncological surgical subspecialties
  • Recruit highly skilled surgeons who are renowned for their excellence in the surgical and multidisciplinary management of cancer.
  • Provide the best quality of undergraduate and post-graduate medical education
  • Promote the academic and personal development of the faculty by supporting professional growth, medical education, and research

Annually, more than 5000 surgeries are performed by the surgeons at KHCC. This makes the surgery department at KHCC one of the few high-volume cancer centers in Middle East. Most importantly, surgical outcomes are proven to be superior in high-volume centers. 



  • General surgical oncology (breast, GI, melanoma, endocrine, abdominal and retroperitoneal sarcoma)
  • Dental and oral surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Urology surgery
  • Kidney
  • Open and Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy
  • Radical nephrectomy with inferior vena cava thrombectomy
  • Open and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
  • Laser ablation of upper tract TCC.


Prostate cancer:

Nerve-Sparing Radical Prostatectomy.


Bladder cancer:

Transurethral resection

Partial cystectomy

Radical cystectomy

Ileal conduit & neobladder urine diversion


Testicular cancer

  • Orchiectomy
  • Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
  • Neurosurgery
  • Gynecologic oncology surgery
  • Ophthalmology surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery (musculoskeletal, limb salvage)
  • Chest surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Surgery with HIPEC technique

The Department of Surgery is part of the following multidisciplinary clinical programs:

  • Breast Cancer Program
  • Gastrointestinal Program
  • Sarcoma & Limb Salvage Program
  • Neuro-oncology Program
  • Genito-urinary Program
  • Ocular Oncology Program
  • Head & Neck Program
  • Lung Program
  • Gynecology Oncology Program
  • Endocrine Program

Preparatory surgery clinic

This clinic is dedicated to receiving new patients, evaluating their case, and requesting the tests and X-rays necessary to determine their clinical stage.


Operating rooms

KHCC has 13 main operating rooms that are equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and machines. One of its rooms has also been designated for brain tumor surgery (the “Brain Suite”), equipped with a magnetic resonance device.


Day Case Surgery Unit

This unit is for planned surgical procedures that do not require a hospital stay to reduce the number of patients on the waiting list and save beds in the inpatient ward.

Education & Training Activities:

  • Residency Program

The surgical residency programs have received national and international recognition for outstanding education and training experience in surgical specialties and subspecialties.

The surgical fellowship program has been accredited by the European Society of Oncological Surgery, giving our qualified fellows the opportunity to obtain further certifications and recognition.

  • Residency Program – Joint Program With Islamic Hospital

The Surgery Department at KHCC is working in cooperation with the Department of Surgery at Islamic Hospital in running a five-year residency program in General Surgery. At the end of the fifth year, the candidates are eligible to sit for the Jordan Medical Council Board Exam in General Surgery.

  • Fellowship Program

This program is designed to provide participants with three years of experience in Surgical Oncology. They will gain clinical skills through experience in clinics and operating rooms, attending high-quality lectures on oncology (which are held two days a week), and participating in research activities and workshops.

Department Faculty

  • Surgical consultants – full-time 

Dr. Mahmoud Al Masri – Chairman, Department of Surgery

Dr. Faez Daoud

Dr. Ali Al Abous

Dr. Mouness Obeidat

Dr. Ahmed Shehadeh

Dr. Samer Abdel A’al

Dr. Rami Ghanem

Dr. Riyad Abdul Jaleel

Dr. Yacoub Yousef

Dr. Arwa Alami

Dr. Basem Hamdan

Dr. Ali Dabbous

Dr. Medyan Al Roussan

Dr. Muna Mohammad

Dr. Mohammed Shahait

Dr. Bahaa Muhsen


  • Surgical consultants - part time

Dr. Esam Lataifeh

Dr. Lian Otti

Dr. Khaldoun Haddadin

Dr. Jarir Al Khalidi

Dr. Khalil Ghandour

Dr. Mohammad Al-Omari

Dr. Ghazi Al Adwan

Dr. Ziad Awwad

Dr. Amer Al Sharbaji

Dr. Awni Musharbash

Dr. abdelatif Al Ibrahim

Dr. Ibrahim Al Nawaiseh

Dr. Mustafa Mehyar

Dr. Khalil Rawashdeh

Dr. Samer Khurma

Dr. Walid Masoud

Dr. Ayman Al-Bitar

Dr. Rakan Shahaltugh

Dr. Wissam Qarqaz

Dr. Yousef Sarhan

Dr. Ziad Hawamdeh

Dr. Fadi Hamdan

Dr. Mohammad Al Fawareh

Dr. Rula Sabbagh