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Dr Walid Mohabbat


SpecialtyVascular Surgery
 
QualificationMBBS(Syd) FRACS(Vasc)
 
GenderM
 
Practice 1Suite 104, AMA House
69 Christie Street
ST LEONARDS
Phone: (02) 9439-1110
Fax: (02) 9439-4413
 
Practice 2Redleaf Specialist Centre
Suite 8, Level 1, 2 Redleaf Avenue
WAHROONGA
Phone: (02) 9439-1110
Fax: (02) 9439-4413
 
 
Profile

Walid Mohabbat is a VMO vascular surgeon at the Department of Vascular Surgery, Royal North Shore Hospital. Dr Mohabbat specialises in open and endovascular stentgraft repairs for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) and aortic dissections, complex endografting (fenestrated and branched endograft repairs) for juxtarenal, suprarenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms and dissections, carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS), lower extremity endovascular treatments including angioplasty, stenting, laser atherectomy. He also specialises in endovenous therapies for varicose veins including percutaneous laser vein ablation.

Dr Mohabbat received his medical degree from the University of Sydney. He undertook general surgical training at the RPA and POW hospitals. He then completed a three year fellowship in vascular surgery including training years at RNSH, Sydney and PA, Brisbane. Dr Mohabbat received his FRACS (Vasc) in 2006. Under the mentorship of Roy Greenberg, MD, a world renowned vascular surgeon, Dr Mohabbat then joined the Department of Vascular Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in Cleveland, Ohio USA. There he obtained his Ohio State Board Medical License and completed fellowships in the fields of vascular research, aortic surgery and endovascular surgery in the United States' consistently number one ranked heart and vascular institute. His main clinical focus was on the endovascular management of complex aortic disease with fenestrated and branched endografts. After 2 years in the USA, Dr Mohabbat then returned to Australia to take up VMO positions in vascular surgery at RNSH, SAH, Mater Private Hospital, Dalcross Private Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital, The Hills Private Hospital and Lady Davidson Private Hospital.

Dr Mohabbat is a fellow of the RACS. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery (ANZSVS), the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society and the Cleveland Vascular Society.

 
Research

Dr Mohabbat's research has focused on his specialty interests. During his research fellowship at Cleveland Clinic (CCF) he conducted research on: Outcomes of fenestrated and branched aortic endograft techniques; Endovascular treatment of thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms; Management of thoracic aortic dissection; The genetic basis for aneurysmal disease; Collagen vascular deficiency syndromes / connective tissue disorders; The natural history of aortic aneurysms; The use of 3D CT workstations for imaging aortic disease and endograft planning and design; and Ultrasound criteria for renal artery stenosis and in-stent re-stenosis.

Dr Mohabbat has published in numerous peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Vascular Surgery, the Journal of Endovascular Therapy and the ANZ Journal of Surgery. He has authored a book chapter titled The Endovascular Management of Type 2 Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms. He presented a scientific paper titled "Revised Duplex Criteria and Outcomes for Renal Stents and Stentgrafts following Endovascular Repair of Juxtarenal and Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms" at the SVS Vascular Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

He has ongoing research in progress on: Endovascular management of aortic diseases; Genetic aortic aneurysms and dissections; Genetic basis for arterial aneurysms; Fenestrated and branched endovascular aortic repair; Natural history of aortic aneurysms; Percutaneous AAA repair; Carotid endarterectomy vs. carotid artery stenting; Renal and mesenteric artery stenting; Endovascular therapies for PAD / PVD; Arterial laser atherectomy; Pharmaco-mechanical treatment for DVT; and Endovenous therapy including endovenous laser.

 
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