Mohammed Hussain Al Saadi (“Abu Alaa”)

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 08 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:579

Pioneer of general and hepatic surgery in Iraq

Mohammed Hussain Al Saadi pioneered many procedures and introduced modifications to a number of surgical methods, including the perineal prostatectomy and treatment of liver hydatids. He was also the first surgeon in the Middle East to separate Siamese twins successfully. He established the surgical department in Basra as one of most recognised and respected departments in the Middle East, attracting patients from southern Iraq, the Gulf states, and …

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