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Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli

Surgery
St. Clair Shores, MI
44 years experience male

Locations

Hawasli & Associates Surgical Specialists, PC

St. Clair Shores, MI

Address

29000 Little Mack Ave, Suite B, St. Clair Shores, MI, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(586) 774-6773

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Aetna

Medicare

About

Bio

Pioneer in laparoscopic surgery since 1989. Had performed many advanced laparoscopic surgery including single incision cholecystectomy. Published several articles on advanced laparoscopic procedures. Is the director of MIS Fellowship at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit MI, and Director of Bariatric Surgery at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe, MI. Involved in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Has special interest in focused parathyroidectomy and endocrine surgery. Interest in Reflux surgery including the LINX procedure.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Surgery

General Surgery

Languages spoken

Arabic, English

Doctor Q&A

52 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Normal: TSH is a hormone produced by the brain to stimulate the thyroid to produce Synthroid (thyroxine). If you are taking Levothyroxin the TSH level well dr... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Need testing: This is called claudication and it may mean a partial obstruction of the blood flow into the leg when walking. It will get worse if not treated. He ne... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
No: Cholecystectomy is not associated with SIBO. However, some patients can develop diarrhea after cholecystectomy which is due to fatty food intake other... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
May need rubber band: You need to see a cool-rectal surgeon for examination. This maybe treated with just a simple office rubber banding or may need excision.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Torsion of the testicle is an emergency condition that can cause cut off the blood flow to the testicle and the death of the testicle.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Severe abdominal pains can be indicative of peritonitis. This is a serious condition and need to be worked up properly.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Need removal: Most often a hard painful masses on the neck could be an infected sebaceous cyst and needs to be treated with antibiotic if red or drained if fluctuan... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Malfunction gallblad: Often gallbladder disease is called a malfunction gallbladder where pain occurs in the right side of the abdomen under the rib cage and goes to the sh... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Need testing: Dark orange urine with no other symptoms in a patient who is not taking any medication could be a sign of biliary obstruction. Usually it is accompani... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Birth Mark: Most likely what you are describing is a birth mark. You need to show it to your pediatrician for proper diagnosis
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
See a physician: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a controlled substance and needs a licensed physician to prescribe it for you.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Possible infection: After surgery on the anus area, there is a healing ulcer that is sensitive to passing of the stool until it heals. This may take several weeks. Infect... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Very effective: Weight loss after bariatric surgery depends on multiple factors. The most important one is the patient's motivation to lose the weight. There are mult... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
No: Acute appendicitis usually starts with periumbilical pain and moves to the right lower part of the abdomen. This is usually associated with nausea and... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Depends on type: There are different type of hemorrhoidectomies. The traditional type will take 4-6 weeks of pain especially when having a bowel movement. While the mi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Punch biopsy: Birth marks are often benign lesions. If they change in color or if you want to know what they are you need to see a dermatologist. He/She may elect t... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
No: Gallbladder disease is often associated with fatty food intolerance. It usually causes pain in the RUQ after eating with nausea and sometimes vomiting... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Not necessarily. : A thyroid mass is most often benign. In the work up a blood test is needed to see if there is hyper-function. A nuclear scan of the thyroid will show ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Normal post-op: This is normal after hemorrhoid surgery. The important thing is to keep your bowel soft, don't stop a bowel movement it will get worse if you stop it.... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Need to be seen: Pain in the RLQ in a female could be due to other reasons especially related to the ovaries such as ruptured cyst and possible PID. Check with your GY... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Check your back: Numbness in the abdominal wall if often related to the superficial nerves which most often related to possible disc in the back. However, trauma, exha... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Not necessary : Treating infection is important to start as soon as it is recognized. Once you start treatment it will get better unless the bacteria that is causing ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: It is absolutely safe. Vaginal delivery should not be affect by either conditions.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Endocrinology: The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system. If hyperactive it can cause symptoms similar to what you are describing and a physician who is spec... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
No: Often this is a hematoma on the site of injury and it will take time for absorption. Occasionally the blood may get organized or calcified and doesn't... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
No: Hyperactive gallbladder is not an indication for surgery. However, there was one study from Russia that showed benefit from surgery in this condition.... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Possible cyst/lipoma: You need to see your doctor to make a proper diagnosis. This could be a lipoma or a Baker's cyst. A pulsating mass could be an aneurysm of the vessel... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Avoid acidifying foo: For Phentermine to stay longer in your body chose alkalizing food. Any food that causing acidifying of the urine will allow Phentermine to be excreted... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Depends: It really depends on the amount of hanging fat. A small amount may resolve with diet and exercise. A moderate amount may benefit from freezing the fat... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Both: Any exercise is good in burning calories which will lead to weight loss. Usually alternating between different exercises will use different muscle gro... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Not unusual: About 6% of patients will develop these symptoms after cholecystectomy. The treatment will need sometimes anti-dirrhea medication first and if it did ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Apply around anus: Anal fissure can't be felt by you. A rectal exam by a physician will determine where its location. However you don't need to know where the fissure is... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Too much hormone: Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid produces too much hormone more than what your body needs. It can happen in many conditions such as Gr... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
See your physician: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a controlled substance needs a physician to prescribe it.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Depends on you: Sleeve gastrectomy is a physiologic restrictive operation. The average weight loss is about 70% of the excess weight. However, it depends on the pati... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Gastritis: Stomach pain can be related to multiple issues. Gastritis is very common cause. In addition an ulcer can cause that as well. Biliary colic or passing ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Often nothing: There is no risk from removing these skin tags other than possibility of superficial infection and pain.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Possible Lymphoma: Multiple area of enlarged lymph nodes may be related to lymphoma which a malignancy of the lymph glands or could be a spread of a malignancy from a pr... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
To avoid problem: Metformin is stopped before surgery to avoid hypoglycemia since the patient is not on food (NPO). Also, to avoid kidney problems as well. Although the... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Normal life: Most often parathyroidectomy for primary hyper-calcimia, when removing one gland only, will result in normal life after surgery. Unless an injury occu... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
No: Your BMI is within the normal weight of around 24 kg/m2. This is ideal weight and you don't need to lose weight. If you still insist on that usually e... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
See a physician: You need to be seenby a physician to examin you and prescribe it for you if he sees that you would benifit from it.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
None: The thrombosed one that was incised and drained will not come back. but another one may happen as long as the condition of constipation continues.
A member asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Diet and exercise : Lap-band problem over time is difficulty in adjusting the band due to capsule contraction around the band. However, watching the diet and resuming exe... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Not necessarily: An enlarged lymph node could be a benign reaction to an infection or a sign of malignant spread. A proper evaluation by physician with possible corse ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Plastic Surgery: Unfortunately excess skin that occur after weight loss may need plastic surgery to contour the body.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
No: Maltitol is a disaccaride produced by hydrogenation of maltose. It is a low calorie sweetener. It causes less decay. It is more slowly absorbed than ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
Normal 155 lbs.: Your daughter's BMI is about 20 kg/m2. This is within the normal range of 18-24.9. however if she wants to be ideal weight with BMI of 23 kg/m2 then ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
Surgery 44 years experience
No, cancel: It is better to cancel the surgery and reschedule it latter when you are completely recovered. Find out what type of hay fever you have, allergic or n... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Univ of damascus
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

St. John Hospital & Medical Center
Completed 1985

Awards

Top Doctor Detroit Hour Magazine 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
Top Doctor, Third Place, Detroit Region - Summer
2014
Top General Surgeon , First Place, Michigan - Summer
2014

Affiliations

St. John Hospital & Medical Center
Baptist Beaumont Hospital
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