Core competencies

  • 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


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. He 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. Dr. Rivas is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Also, he is a member of multiple surgical societies including the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, the Society of Surgery for the Alimentary Tract, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, among others. He has also been inducted as Honorary Fellow for both, the Brazilian College of Surgeons and the Brazilian College of Digestive Surgery.



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