Dr. Patrick Noel

Head of the Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Department

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Dr. Patrick Noel, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is the Head of the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Department at Queen Hospital, Qatar.

During the early part of his career, Dr. Noel was trained to perform minimally invasive surgery, rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after and respected laparoscopic surgeons in France.

In 2000, Dr. Noel founded the Bariatric Surgery Department in the Casamance Private Hospital, which quickly became the cornerstone of bariatric surgery in France; with over 6,000 bariatric procedures (sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, SADI, gastric banding) including more than 800 revisional procedures. These endeavors earned him the distinction of becoming the single largest operator of bariatric procedures in the country.

In 2012, Dr. Noel earned global recognition for his expertise at the Sleeve Consensus Summit in New York. He was invited to present the largest experience in revisional surgery, from gastric banding to sleeve gastrectomy.

A reviewer for Surgery for Obesity And Related Diseases (SOARD), Dr. Noel, is the founder of the ‘Posterior Approach to the Sleeve Gastrectomy,’ which enables faster surgery with a minimal number of incisions and without the use of a liver retractor.

Recently, Dr. Noel participated in developing and launching the BariClip, a new surgical technique in the bariatric field, and became the first surgeon to introduce this technology in the Middle East and Europe.

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Training & Work Experience

  • Consultant Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeon

    Emirates Specialty Hospital, UAE
  • Consultant Bariatric & Metabolic Surgeon

    Mediclinic, UAE
  • Surgical Advisor

    Endeavour, Switzerland
  • Member

    French Association of Surgery (AFC)
  • Member

    American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Member

    French Society of Endoscopic Surgery (SFCE)
  • Member

    European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
  • Member

    International Club of Young Laparoscopic Surgeons (ICYLS)
  • Member

    American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS)
  • Member

    International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • Member

    Société Française et Francophone de Chirurgie de l'Obésité et des Maladies Métaboliques (SOFFCO-MM)
  • Member

    Emirates Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ESMBS)
  • Head of the Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Department

    American Surgecenter, UAE
  • Head of the Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Department

    Medcare Hospital, UAE
  • Head of the General & Bariatric Surgery Department

    La Casamance Private Hospital, France
  • Consultant, Digestive Surgeon (Part-time)

    Franco-Vietnamese (FV) Hospital, Vietnam
  • Consultant, Digestive & Bariatric Surgeon

    Font Redonde Private Hospital, France
  • Fellow, Digestive Surgery

    Saint Eloi Teaching Hospital, France
  • Fellow, Minimally Invasive & Digestive Surgery

    Saint Eloi Teaching Hospital, France
  • Resident, General Surgery

    University of Montpellier, France


  • Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS) and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)

    American College of Surgeons - American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, USA
  • Certification, Bariatric Endoscopy

    Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil
  • Certification, Laparoscopic Surgery

    Mediterranean School of Laparoscopic Surgery, University of Montpellier, France
  • Certification, Digestive Oncology

    Faculty of Medicine, University of Montpellier, France
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), Faculty of Medicine

    University of Bordeaux, France