Dr. Alya Al Mazrouei

Dr. Alya Al Mazrouei

   Prime Hospital , Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  20 Years of experience


Conditons treated by Dr. Alya Al Mazrouei

Listed below are some of the conditions that General Laparoscopic Surgeon Alya Al Mazrouei treats::

  • Pancreatic or Duodenal Trauma
  • Complicated Acute Appendicitis
  • Colon Cancer and Bowel Diseases
  • Cholecystitis (Inflammation of the Gall Bladder)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Polycystic Kidneys
  • Crohn's Disease Or Severe Diverticulitis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Gallstones that are Causing Pain and Infection
  • Inguinal Hernia (in Groin)
  • Loose Abdominal Skin and Muscles
  • Pancreatic Head Cancer
  • Chronic Pancreatitis

Though many digestive problems could be treated successfully with or medications or lifestyle changes, some conditions may require laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is a "minimally invasive" procedure commonly used to treat disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. For laparoscopic surgery, small incisions are made in the abdomen. The laparoscope instruments are inserted through these ports.

Signs and Symptoms treated by Dr. Alya Al Mazrouei

The conditions requiring laparoscopic surgery produce different symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Some of these signs and symptoms include:

  • Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in your abdomen
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Low-grade fever that may worsen as the illness progresses
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Back pain between your shoulder blades
  • Pain that worsens if you cough, walk or make other jarring movements
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal bloating

When the abdomen or pelvis is damaged, it affects different things, including digestion and metabolism. Conditions of the abdomen can lead to different symptoms.

Operating Hours of Dr. Alya Al Mazrouei

You can consult Dr Alya Al Mazrouei from 11 am to 5 pm (Monday to Saturday). The doctor is not available on Sunday.

Popular Procedures performed by Dr. Alya Al Mazrouei

The popular procedures that General Laparoscopic Surgeon Alya Al Mazrouei performs are listed below:

  • Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Whipples Procedure
  • Abdominoplasty ( Tummy Tuck)
  • Kidney Transplant

Gallbladder surgery is one of the most common laparoscopic procedures performed to remove the gallbladder. It is done using minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. This approach allows the removal of the gallbladder without much pain and discomfort. During laparoscopic gallbladder removal, the surgeon inserts a laparoscope through a small incision. The laparoscope provides a clear view of the internal organs.

Past Experience

  • Currently working at Prime Hospital


  • Dr. Alya Al Mazrouei Obtained her MD from the United Arab Emirates in 1999. Then after joined the University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland for her post-graduate specialty in Visceral Surgery
  • Fellowship in pancreatic islets and kidney transplantation.
  • Various research articles and papers submitted in international and national journals.
Abdominoplasty ( Tummy Tuck)

Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is popularly known as tummy tuck. This procedure is used to remove excess fat from the abdominal region and give a taut stomach to an individual who wished for it. Dietary changes and exercising is one way to keep the body sleek and taut. However, sometimes even exercising may not help reduce abdominal fat. Abdominoplasty is opted by individuals who are in dire need of losing abdominal fat. This surgery works by removing extra fat and by tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall.

A tummy tuck is not the same as liposuction, however, both the procedures can be conducted together. Abdominoplasty may seem like a simple procedure, however, it is a major surgery. Abdominoplasty should only be preferred by men and women who are in overall good health but need to tone loss excess fat from their abdomen. Women who have had given birth to several children can also opt for this procedure for the tightening of the abdominal muscles. Additionally, this procedure is also suitable for people who have lost a considerable amount of weight and now need to get rid of loose skin around their abdomen.

A tummy tuck is not suitable for the following people:

  • Women planning pregnancy
  • Individuals looking forward to weight loss
  • People worried about having a scar post surgery

Appendectomy is a surgical procedure in which the inflamed appendix causing abdominal pain is removed. An appendix is a pouch-like structure attached to the large intestine and is located on the lower right side of the abdomen.

An appendectomy can be done laparoscopically as well as an open procedure. Complications may arise if an appendix has burst due to inflammation, which may increase the recovery time as a drain is put in the incision for a few days after the surgery.


The last part of the gastrointestinal system is referred as the colon and it is 5-6 cm long. It is ‘U’ shaped and it starts from the distal part of the small intestine and is connected to the rectum and anus. It absorbs the fluids, processes the metabolic waste products, and eliminates through the rectum and anus. The removal of the colon is called colectomy.

There are different types of colectomies such as complete colectomy,  right hemicolectomy, left hemicolectomy, sigmoid colectomy, and proctocolectomy. The surgical removal of the left side of the colon (descending colon) is called left hemicolectomy surgery. The surgical removal of the cecum, ascending colon, and the hepatic flexure (right side of the colon) is called as the right hemicolectomy surgery.

Some of the conditions that require complete colectomy or hemicolectomy surgery include the following:

  • Colon cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Blockage of the colon
  • Precancerous polyps
  • Hereditary polyps
  • Benign tumours
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Bowel twisting and obstruction
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Appendicitis with inflammation of the cecum
  • Right-side colonic diverticular disease (diverticulosis)

A hemicolectomy procedure can be performed as a laparoscopic or open surgery. The type of the surgery to be performed is decided by the surgeon during the evaluation and the decision depends on the age and the condition of the patient.

Sometimes the laparoscopic procedure can also be turned into open surgery, depending on the feasibility of the procedure with respect to safety and accuracy. Overall, the following parameters decide whether a laparoscopic or an open surgical procedure will be performed:

  • Age
  • Diagnosis
  • Medical history
  • Personal preference
Inguinal Hernia Repair

Inguinal hernia is a condition that occurs when intestinal tissues or fatty tissues push through the weaker section of the abdominal wall, through the inguinal canals. The inguinal canals are situated both sides of the anterior abdominal wall, on either side of the midline. Located just above the inguinal ligaments, the inguinal canal is larger as well as more prominent among the men compared to women. It serves an important purpose, as it is associated in the conveyance of the spermatic chords in male as well as the uterine ligament (round) in the females. When a part of the abdominal wall gets weak, the tissues in the region protrude through the abdominal wall into the canal, causing extreme pain and discomfort. This can be felt as a lump in the lower abdominal area in most people, however, may also get unnoticed in candidates dealing with obesity. In such cases, inguinal hernia repair becomes the need of the hour, which can be achieved by surgical operations.

Inguinal hernia can be very painful and may interfere with daily activities to a great extent. Though medications like painkillers may help to cope up with the pain, the best treatment to cure hernia is through surgical procedures. Inguinal hernia repair can be done via surgical methods as the opening can not be sealed with medications and therapies, and needs to be thoroughly sealed. Thus, the candidate is suggested and requested to prepare for surgery. However, pre-surgery, through evaluation of the candidate is done in order to diagnose any kind of chronic or terminal disease which shall complicates the surgery further. Inguinal hernia repair is essential as if the protruding tissues are not retracted, it will keep forcing the opening in the abdominal and worsening the condition.

Kidney Transplant


There are many options when it comes to the treatment of a kidney that fails to maintain normal function in the body. Kidney transplant surgery is one of the most successful ways to restore normal functioning of the affected kidneys as it allows for an access to greater freedom and a better quality of life.

A kidney transplant patient is more likely to enjoy bouts of energy and follow the less strict diet as compared to patients who choose an alternative treatment.

The kidney performs several important functions in the human body. Even slight damage to the kidneys can, therefore, cause a lot of problems. When the kidney is rendered incapable of its main function, that is, removal of waste products from the blood, a condition called uremia develops.

Unfortunately, the symptoms of this condition do not develop unless 90 percent of the kidney is damaged. This is the time when an individual would require a kidney transplantation surgery or dialysis to restore the normal functioning.

There are several other kidney diseases that warrant the need for a kidney transplantation. Some of these conditions include the following:

    • Deep-rooted problem in the anatomy of the urinary tract
    • Extremely high blood pressure
    • Glomerulonephritis
    • Polycystic kidney disease
    • Diabetes mellitus


Symptoms of Kidney Dysfunction

Some of the common symptoms observed in the case of kidney diseases include the following:

  • Shortness of breath and general fatigue
  • Retention of fluid causing swelling (edema)
  • Foamy and dark orange,  brown, red or tea-colored urine
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Back pain
  • Restless legs and inability to sleep due to leg cramps
  • Metallic taste
  • Breathing problems due to urea build up in blood
  • Loss of appetite
  • Numbness in the toes or fingertips and tingling sensation
  • Problem concentrating
Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is a minimally invasive surgery in which small incisions and specialized tools are used to remove a diseased or inflamed gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small organ located in the right upper abdomen below the liver. It helps in the storage of bile which is used to breakdown food during digestion. Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is a minimally invasive surgery in which small incisions and specialized tools are used to remove a diseased or inflamed gallbladder. The main reason for having a gallbladder removed is the presence of gallstones and the complications it might cause. Other reason for the surgery might include biliary dyskinesia, cholecystitis, pancreatitis. It is called as laparoscopic cholecystectomy and it carries only a small risk of complications.

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Whipple's Procedure

Among all the forms of common cancers, it has been found that pancreatic cancer has the poorest prognoses. This reason can be attributed to the cancer growing and spreading long before it starts showing any visible symptoms. A survey revealed that only 6 percent patients survive for more than five years after its diagnosis. For some patients, a very complicated surgery known as the Whipple's procedure will be able to extend life and can be counted as a potential cure. After undergoing Whipple's surgery the five-year rate of survival can be increased to 25 percent.

People who are suffering from pancreatic cancer are eligible for the Whipple’s operation. People who have tumors confined to the pancreatic head and the blood vessels, lungs, and livers or the abdominal cavities are still not affected and are recommended to undergo this procedure after intensive testing and evaluation.

People with benign tumors are also recommended to undergo the procedure. For patients who are suffering metastasis, this procedure is not recommended. Cancer in the ampulla, region where the pancreatic duct and bile duct enter, can also be treated.

Whipple's Operation

Whipple's operation is conducted in the head of the pancreas. During the surgery, a segment of the duodenum, bile duct, and the gallbladder is removed. In some cases, a portion of the stomach may also be removed. After these segments are removed, the remaining pancreas, bile duct, and even portion of the intestine will be sutured back to the main intestine to direct the secretion of the gastrointestinal segment into the gut. The Whipple& procedure for pancreatic cancer is long and has several complications associated with it.

A doctor may recommend you to undergo Whipple operation for the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Pancreatic cysts, tumors, and cancer
  • Ampullary cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Cancer of the bile duct
  • Small bowel cancer
  • Traumatic injury to the small intestine or the pancreas
  • Tumor of disorders of the bile ducts, pancreas, or duodenum

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Frequently Asked Questions
What area of specialization does Dr. Alya Al Mazrouei have?
Dr. Alya Al Mazrouei is specialized in United Arab Emirates and of the most sought after doctors in General Surgeon.
Does Dr. Alya Al Mazrouei offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Alya Al Mazrouei have?
Dr. Alya Al Mazrouei is one of the most sought after specialists in United Arab Emirates and has over 20 Years years of experience.
FAQ's Related to General Laparoscopic Surgeon
What does a General Laparoscopic Surgeon do?

A doctor who is trained in laparoscopic surgery is called a general Laparoscopic Surgeon. Laparoscopy is a type of operation performed in the abdomen and pelvis using several small incisions with the help of a camera. The doctor also uses a laparoscope for diagnosis or therapeutic interventions with some small cuts in the abdomen. A General Laparoscopic Surgeon can perform laparoscopic surgeries to treat conditions like Cholecystitis, Hernias, and Appendicitis, etc. The surgeon works closely with a surgical team that includes anesthesiologists, nurses, and surgical technicians. The surgeons have expertise in minimally invasive techniques which involves making small incisions to access various organs.

What are the tests required before and during the consultation by a General Laparoscopic Surgeon?

The tests required before and during the consultation by a General Laparoscopic Surgeon are listed belowA General Laparoscopic Surgeon performs the below-given tests to diagnose underlying conditions:

  • CT scan Abdomen
  • Physical Exam
  • Ingunial Ultrasound
  • Skrotal Doppler
  • Blood Tests
  • Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Urine Tests

There are various types of conditions related to the abdomen and pelvis. Every condition has different symptoms and signs. A person may not have the same set of signs for a condition and the severity of symptoms might also differ. You need to see a gynecologist if you have persistent symptoms. The doctor will perform some tests to detect the condition and plan the treatment as per the test report.

When should you go to see a general laparoscopic surgeon?

Because general laparoscopic surgeons have a deep subject knowledge in complex surgery, they perform a wide variety of emergency procedures. You should see a general surgeon if you have a hernia, appendicitis, gallstones, or even a gunshot wound. Some of the symptoms which require a consultation with a General Laparoscopic Surgeon are:

  1. Reduced appetite and weight loss
  2. Persistent change in your bowel habits
  3. Nausea and vomiting.
  4. Fever.
  5. Abdominal tenderness
  6. Loss of appetite
  7. Abdominal pain and cramping.
  8. Blood in your stool.
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