Dr. Homero  Rivas

Dr. Homero Rivas

Address: P O Box 505004, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Gender: Male

Type of Professional: General Surgeon

Associated Healthcare Provider: Mediclinic City Hospital

Languages Spoken: English, French, Spanish

More than 20 Years of experience

About the Doctor / Professional

Dr. Homero Rivas is a Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean of Innovation and the Future at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Healthcare in Dubai. Formerly, he was Associate Professor of Surgery, and the Director of Innovative Surgery at Stanford University. 

As a digestive and bariatric surgeon, he has 18 years of experience. After his training in general surgery at the University of North Dakota, he completed two one-year fellowships in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Louisville and also at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Spain. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery. 

Dr. Rivas is a pioneer and leader in numerous state-of-the art innovative techniques of minimal access surgery including: scarless surgery, natural orifice surgery, magnetic surgery, Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for achalasia, robotic surgery and more. He has been involved in minimal access surgery both in the US and internationally in nearly all continents as a surgeon-in-training, a practicing surgeon and also as teacher of other expert surgeons.

His core competencies are:

  • Laparoscopic Digestive and Bariatric Surgery, Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, revisional bariatric surgery, Cholecystectomy, Appendectomy, Colorectal surgery, solid organ surgery, endoscopic and surgical management of achalasia, bariatric endoscopy, advanced GI Endoscopy
  • Single port surgery
  • Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy POEM for Achalasia
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Digital Health