Sami Hamamji

Specialty: General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

Years In Practice: 23

Licenses: California (active)

Certifications:

  • Board Certified, Diplomate, The American Board of Surgery
  • The American College of Surgeons
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • The Board of Medical Examiners
  • The Medical Council of Canada
  • The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

Professional Affiliations:
Fellow, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
Member, California Chapter American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Member, California Medical Association
Member, Orange County Medical Association
Member, Orange County Surgical Society

Short Biography:

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Collège Mont La Salle, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Medical Doctorate, St. Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Internship, Hôpital St. Luc, University of Montréal, Montréal, Québec
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of Montréal, Montréal, Québec

Additional Training:

  • Upper and Lower GI Endoscopy
  • Basic and Advanced Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

Hospital or Affiliated Institution Appointments:
St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California

Like many physicians, Dr. Hamamji chose a career in medicine because of his sincere desire to help people get well, feel good, and maintain a healthy, vibrant lifestyle. He also strives to provide the most advanced medical technology with the highest level of compassion and care to his patients.
Dr. Hamamji received his medical degree from St. Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. He then completed his General Surgery training at the University of Montréal in Montréal, Québec, Canada, and became Certified in the field of General Surgery and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
After moving to California, Dr. Hamamji obtained certification from the American Board of Surgery and became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Today, he specializes in Advanced Laparoscopic surgery and applies these skills in the field of weight loss surgery. Due to his desire to provide the most advanced techniques, Dr. Hamamji continues to incorporate cutting-edge technologies in his practice including the use of the surgical robot and the newest improvements in the field of minimally invasive surgery such as the Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery otherwise known as SILS.
But while he may incorporate newer state-of-the-art technology, his level of compassion and genuine care for his patients remains constant. Dr. Hamamji has a unique desire to help his patients succeed in their journey to achieve a new, healthy outlook on life.
Dr. Hamamji was born in Beirut, Lebanon where he grew up; after a stint in France and Canada, he now lives in Newport Beach, California, with his wife Ilham and their son Peter.  When not working, he enjoys classical music, contemporary authors and fine arts. He is fluent in English, French and Arabic.

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