Interventional Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Dr. Mustafa El Hakam

Contact Info

+971 4 41 44444

Designation: Consultant Interventional Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Specialty: Interventional Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Languages: Arabic, English, French

Core Competencies

  • Spyglass cholangioscopy: diagnostic, laser lithotripsy for CBD stones
  • Linear techniques diagnostic/staging and EUS/FNA, therapeutic EUS, EUS guided Choledocho-duodenostomy
  • ERCP: Diagnostic and therapeutic (sphincterotomy, stone extraction, stent placement)
  • Colonoscopy: Snare polypectomy, endoscopic hemostasis, EMR, clipping
  • Gastroscopy: Endoscopic hemostasis, variceal band ligation, hemospray
  • BiB insertion
  • PEG placement: Pull & Push techniques      
  • Duodenal metallic stents for obstructive pancreatic/gastric cancer
  • Biliary metallic stents for pancreatic cancer/ cholangio-carcinoma and liver metastasis
  • Esophageal metallic stent for obstructive esophageal cancer

Brief Profile

Dr. Mustafa El Hakam is an experienced Interventional Gastroenterologist. He has extensively performed ERCPs with stones retrieval by balloon/basket, dilatation of stricture, plastic\metallic biliary stent; EGDs both diagnostic and therapeutic; esophageal and duodenal metallic stents, esophageal band ligation, ulcer hemostsis using clips, injection, bipolar coagulationa and APC; colonoscopies both diagnostic and therapeutic (polypectomy, endoloop, stricture dilation, APC coagulation); PEG placement using the transillimunation-pull technique; BIB insertion and removal.

He has been associated with many known hospitals across UAE and Lebanon, as a consultant interventional gastroenterology/hepatology and endoscopy. He also has teaching and training experience.


  • Masters in Gastroenterology, Free University of Brussels (ULB), Brussels, Belgium, 2010
  • Diploma in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2009
  • Diploma in Internal Medicine, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon, 2007
  • Diploma in General Medicine, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon, 2004

Research & Publications

  • Duration of pain is correlated with elevation in liver function tests in patients with symptomatic choledocholithiasis Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 Dec; 8(12):1077-82.
  • Persistent Left Lower Abdominal Pain Gastroenterology. 2010 Jan; 138(1): e5-6.
  • The Temporal Relationship Between Duration of Epigastric Pain and Elevation of Liver Function Tets, and the Value of Repeated Testing in Symptomatic Choledocholithiasis, Am J Gastroenterol 104: S60-S96; doi:10.1038/ajg.2009.492_3.

Nationality: Lebanese

Number of Years of Experience: 12 years