The Department of Surgery is the largest Surgical Department at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC). 

In collaboration with other services of the Hospital, it treats and manages wide range of diseases and complex cases requiring tertiary care and surgical intervention.   These include cancer cases (breast, colorectal cancer, thyroid, lung, gastric and esophageal carcinoma), vascular diseases, congenital diseases, pediatric surgical conditions and oncology, lung transplantation, and plastic and reconstructive surgery.  It performs almost 5,000 cases per year, mostly tertiary in nature, by highly-skilled surgical staff, accredited in accordance with the highest international standards. 

The Department pioneered cutting-edge treatment modalities, such as Laparoscopic Colorectal surgery, Pediatric morbid obesity surgery, different types of laparoscopic surgery, Lung Transplant & use of sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer staging. Well-established academic and teaching activities form a major component of our training programs.  Surgical staff actively participates in the Outreach Program, performing major surgeries throughout the different cities in the Kingdom.  Residency Training Program in General Surgery and Fellowship Training Programs in Pediatric Surgery, Breast and Endocrine Surgery and Colorectal Surgery are very competitive.  Active involvement in research activities to produce abstracts and papers presented in renowned national and international meetings and publications in peer journals.

It has been one of the core Departments at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center for a long time and has been the incubator for all sub-specialties in the surgical Departments existing at this time.  We are proud to state that the Department of Surgery has also trained and educate many of the surgical consultants who are working in the Department of Surgery and other surgical Departments at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre. 

With all the modern changes in the practice of surgery at worldwide level, the Department of Surgery has adopted and committed to be at par with international standards and practice.  This effort required continuous hard work in training surgeons and adopting all newly-approved surgical practice, including minimally invasive procedures, implementing evidence-based medicine practice, and using day care surgery orchestra. 

The Department of Surgery is proud of its achievements, accomplished by many of its members, including conducting international conferences, performing complicated procedures, and educating and training of surgeons from inside and outside of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre. 


  • To provide state-of-the-art quality surgical care.
  • To strive in promoting educational and professional awareness by selective recruitment and training.
  • Acquire the latest technology and equipment to enable us to provide optimal patient care.


  • To provide optimal timely patient care.
  • To improve quality patient care.
  • To enhance access for patients.
  • To train young Saudi surgeons.
  • To promote surgical research in all aspects

Subsections:  It consists of seven sections with sub-specialties as

  1. Breast & Endocrine Surgery
  2. Colorectal Surgery
  3. General & Oncology Surgery
  4. Pediatric Surgery
  5. Plastic Surgery,
  6. Thoracic Surgery
  7. Vascular surgery




Accreditations & Awards