Dr. Sami B. Hamamji, MD

Dr. Sami B. Hamamji, MD

General Surgery | Male | 60 years old

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in Tustin, CA |
After a visit to the ER for severe abdominal pain, Dr. Hamamji performed a laparoscopic appendectomy on me the very next morning. He was precise, and had an excellent bedside manner. The scares are minimal and he was very easy to work with
Anaheim, CA |
Dr Hamamji did my gastric sleeve procedure. He has a great bedside manner. I felt safe and well taken care of. He really listens when you talk. I felt very confident in his skills to give me the very best surgical experience.
in Orange, CA |
He was very caring, seemed genuinely interested in helping me.
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Dr. Hamamji maintains interest and expertise in a wide range of areas, including general surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic bariatric surgery and robotic surgery. Like many physicians, Dr. Sami Hamamji chose a career in medicine because he has a sincere desire to help people get well. He believes in providing the highest quality and most up-to-date medical and surgical care to his patients in a caring and compassionate way. 

Dr. Hamamji received his medical degree from St. Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. A year after starting his general surgery residency at Rizk Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, he moved to Montreal, Quebec, where he completed his internship and his general surgery training at the hospitals of the University of Montreal, obtaining certification from the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. Later, he passed the American Board of Surgery exam and became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Hamamji actively participates in the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) at St. Joseph Hospital which is honored to hold the designation as Comprehensive Center for bariatric and metabolic surgery. 

Today, Dr. Hamamji maintains an interest and expertise in a wide range of areas, including laparoscopic bariatric surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgery. He is an active member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Hamamji is also interested in cutting-edge technologies including the use of robotics for minimally invasive surgery. 

Dr. Hamamji is fluent in French, Arabic and English. When he is not working, he enjoys soft and classical music, contemporary authors and fine arts.

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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    Faculte Francaise De Medecine Et De Pharmacie

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    University Montreal

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    University Montreal

    Completed in 1985

  • Undergraduate School
    Saint Joseph University

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy

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