Dr Mustafa Mohammed Taher

Primary Specialty:

General Surgery


Malay, English, Arabic

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About Dr Mustafa Mohammed Taher

Graduated from Baghdad University in year 2000 received my initial training in Iraq till year 2007 where got vast experience in managing war injuries. Carry on with the surgical training in Malaysia namely in the National University of Malaysia for Upper GI & Bariatric surgery training with special interest in Minimal Invasive Surgery. Join the Malaysia Nutrition Society with special interest and flow many workshops across the country. Achieved many publications in high impact journals. Won the golden medal for innovation for the Creative Method of Managing Buried Bumper Syndrome which was published in the RCS as a new technique. Running the novel study in the National University of Malaysia for the CD gene expression in gastric cancer which was published in Gut. Running the international study of EXPEL. Member of MUGIS (Malaysia Upper GI Society) , member of MyMBSS (Malaysia Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Society), member of PENSMA (Parentral & Entral Nutrition Society of Malaysia), member of IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders),member of SELSMA (Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery Malaysia). Special interest in the research and training programs for Upper GI fellows and Master of Surgery students.

Education and Fellowship:

1. M.B.Ch.B ( Baghdad College of Medicine )

2. Master of General Surgery (UKM)

3. Upper Gastroenterology & Bariatric Fellowship (UKM)

Specialty Interests:

  1. Cancer 
    1. Gastric cancer 
      1. Proper D2 Gastrectomy ( Laparoscopic and open ) 
      2. Distal partial gastrectomy ( Laparoscopic and open) 
      3. Proximal partial gastrectomy ( Laparoscopic and open) 
    2. Esophageal cancer 
      1. Total esophagectomy ( laparoscopic and open ) 
      2. Partial esophagectomy ( laparoscopic and open ) 
    3. Colonic cancer 
      1. Right Hemicolectomy ( laparoscopic and open ) 
      2. Left Hemicolectomy ( laparoscopic and open )
      3. Anterior resection ( laparoscopic and open )
  2. Bariatric Surgeries 
    1. laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) 
    2. Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (LRYGB)
    3. Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB)
    4. Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding ( insertion and removal)
    5. Laparoscopic Gastric Plication 
    6. Laparoscopic Bariatric Revision Surgery 
    7. Endoscopic Balloon insertion and removal 
    8. Intervention Endoscopy 
  3. Benign Upper GI Disorders 
    1. Laparoscopic Fundoplication 
      1. Dor’s fundoplication 
      2. Toupet fundoplicadtion 
      3. Nissen fundoplication 
      4. Revision anti-refulx surgery 
    2. Heller’s cardiomyotomy 
    3. Laparoscopic Paraesophageal hernia 
    4. Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic hernia repair 
  4. Abdominal Wall Reconstructive Surgery 
    1. Laparoscopic Ventral hernia repair (IPOM) 
    2. Laparoscopic TAPP ( Trans Abdmoinal Pre Peritoneal ) Hernia repair 
    3. Laparoscopic TEP ( Total Extra Peritoneal ) Hernia repair 
    4. Laparoscopic Femoral hernia repair 
    5. Laparoscopic Obturator hernia repair 
    6. Open Hernia Repair 
  5. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy 
  6. Abdominal Trauma Surgery 

Research and Publications:

  1. A Creative Method of Treatment of Buried Bumper Syndrome ( Journal Of Royal College of Surgeons) 
  2. Multiple Acute Aortic Dissection in a Young Adult ( Med & Health 2014; 9(2): 143-149 ) 
  3. Effect of Exercise on Pulmonary Function Tests in Obese Malaysian Patients 
  4. Uncommon Presentation Of a Common Aesthetic Procedure: Late Presentation Of A Ruptured Breast Implant 
  5. Poster Presentation at the Meeting of College of Surgeon ( Synchronous Gastric Carcinoma and Pancreatic Tumor ) 
  6. Poster Presentation at the Meeting of College of Surgeon ( The Impact of Bariatric Surgery As a Treatment of Type II Diabetes Mellitus In Malaysia , A Single Centre Experience ) 
  7. Accepted oral presentation in the 1st World Conference On Abdominal Wall Hernia In Milan (Early Outcome Of  A Randomised Single Blinded Prospective Study Of Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair : TAC Fixation Versus Self Adhesive Mesh )
  8. Stump Appendicitis : A Dilemma of Diagnosis And Technical Challenge
  9. Pregnant And In Pain : A Rare Presentation of Small Bowel Volvulus in a Pregnant Lady .
  10. Obesity Surgery In Malaysia : A Single Centre Experience . Accepted for Presentation in IFSO ( 20th World Congress of The International Federation for The Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders / Austria - Vienna )
  11. Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy versus Laparoscopic Banded Gastric Plication: A Combined University Hospital Experience .
  12. Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma Lesion In The Small Bowel: A Rare cause of Intestinal Obstruction .
  13. Oesophageal Perforation Post Vinegar Induced Erosive Esophagitis: A case report .
  14. Short Term Predictors Of Weight Loss , Nutritional Adequacy and Psychosocial Status Following  Obesity Surgery in A Malaysian Cohort .
  15.   Bariatric surgery Versus Conventional Treatment On Nutritional Status And Quality Of Life Among Morbidly Obese Malaysian Patients .
  16. Laparoscopic Totally Transhiatal diverticulectomy of Giant Epiphrenic Oesophageal Diverticulum .
  17. Visualisation Of  OGDS (Oesophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy) Reduce The Discomfort Of The Patients : A Randomised Control Trial of Visualisation Versus Non-Visualisation Method. 
  18. Distinct Gastric Cancer Type and Helicobacter Pylori Infection Status Between Malay ,Chinese and Indian ethnicities in Malaysian population.
  19. Comparing Bariatric Surgery Versus Non-Surgical Treatments Experience In Univeristy Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre , Presented In the 17th AFES Congress .
  20. Bariatric Surgery On the Outcome of Hypertension , Presented in the AGM and Annual Scientific Meeting 2014.
  21. Body Mass Index and Obstructive Sleep Apnea , Presented in the AGM and Annual Scientific Meeting 2014. 
  22. A case of Thyroid Transcription Factor-1 (TTF-1) Positive Primary Endocrive Carcinoma of Esophagus: A Potential Diagnostic Caveat. Malaysian Journal of Pathology.
  23. Intestinal Obstruction And Lower Gastrointestinal Bleed in Behcet’s Disease : A Rare Presentation, Annual Scientific Meeting College of Surgeon Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, 2015
  24. Surface antigen profiling of H. pylori-infected and –uninfected gastric cancer cells using antibody microarray , Helicobacter , HEL-on-15-0194.R1
  25. A Rare Case of a Gastro-Peritoneal Fistula Following Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Successfully Treated  With Endoscopic Stenting ,10,2,159,164 , Medicine & Health 2015 

Professional Memberships:

  1. MUGIS : Malaysia Upper GI society.
  2. MyMBSS: Malaysia Metabolic and Bariatric Society.
  3. IFSO: International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders.
  4. PENSMA : The Parentral and Entral Nutrition Society of Malaysia.
  5. SELSMA: Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery Malaysia.


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