Dr. Farhat Arsalan


Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon

Work Experience

  • Dr Farhat has an overall experience of 21 years with four years of extensive supervised surgical training during her surgical residency programme. Prior to joining Zulekha Hospital Dr. Farhat has been working in Saudi Arabia for over 12 years. During this time she worked in four different hospitals including a public teaching hospital and private hospitals as Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon. She last served in Aldara hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where she worked as a Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Chair of Surgical Division and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Al Faisal Medical University.
  • She has earned her graduation degree from Sindh Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. She has her Fellowship in General Surgery from College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. She is a member of Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow and Fellow of American College of Surgeons.
  • As a Surgeon, she holds Pakistan, Saudi and DHA licenses and is capable of efficiently managing surgical emergencies including general and laparoscopic surgeries. She oversees preoperative assessment, optimization and patient counselling, performing routine and major surgical and laparoscopic procedures, pre and postoperative care and follow-up.

Languages Spoken

  • URDU

Special Interests

  • Thyroid: Lobectomy and isthmusectomy, Total thyroidectomy
  • Breast: Lumpectomy, mastectomy, breast conservative surgery, microdochectomy, hadfields operation 
  • Hernias : All abdominal wall hernias with open and laparoscopic approach
  • Gall bladder: Open and laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Appendix : Open and laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Hemorrhoids : All new modalities of treatment including stapling, THD, Laser and conventional hemorrhoidectomy
  • Anal fissures
    • Lateral sphincterotomy
    • Pilonidal sinus with excision and local flap reconstruction 
    • Intestinal resection and anastomosis
    • Laparotomy for trauma
    • Splenectomy
    • And all general surgical procedures including all lumps and bumps. 

Research / Publications

  • Sensitivity and specificity of mammogram accord to BiRads Scoring.
  • Conservative treatment of mammillary duct fistula in research international journals

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