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Nuwayhid, Zaher Issam

Title: Assistant Professor

Office: AHC4 278

Phone: 305-348-4736


Department(s): Surgery

Dr. Nuwayhid is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University and he is The Clinical Director of weight loss management, metabolic and bariatric surgery at Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Nuwayhid is a bariatric surgeon with a board certification in general surgery. He received his medical school degree from The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he graduated at top of his class. Dr. Nuwayhid completed his residency in general surgery at The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Program in 2011. He completed bariatric training from The Laparoscopic Institute of South Florida in 2012.

Dr. Nuwayhid subsequently joined a private practice which enabled him to pursue his great interest in bariatric surgery. Today he performed hundreds of weight loss surgery procedures with excellent results, including Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Lap Band. Dr. Nuwayhid also practice the newest methods in weight loss field including Intra- gastric Balloons and medical weight loss. While excelling in his field, Dr. Nuwayhid continues to perform general surgery on his patients, including gallbladder, hernia and colon procedures.

Dr. Nuwayhid has been involved in starting several bariatric/weight loss surgery programs. He now joins Florida International University-FIU Health Faculty Group Practice to run a strong and comprehensive Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program at Broward Health Medical Center.