Hayder Al-Azzawi, MD

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Hayder Al-Azzawi, MD

Colorectal and General Surgery

PHONE: 561-835-3396

 | FAX: 561-802-4186

PHONE: 561-835-3396

FAX:561-802-4186

Practicing since : 2004
Specialty : Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery
Tenet Hospital Affiliations : Good Samaritan Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
Language(s) : English, Spanish
Personal Interests : Soccer, Kayak, Hiking, Swimming

Education & Certifications

Board Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Additional Certifications

USMLE, Step 1
USMLE, Step 2
USMLE, Step 3

Education

Medical School
Baghdad University, College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq

Internship
Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN – General Surgery

Residency
Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN – General Surgery

Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL – Colorectal Surgery

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Colorectal Surgeon, Tenet Florida Physician Services, West Palm Beach, FL, 2013 – Present

Colorectal Surgery Fellow, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL

General Surgery Resident, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Chron’s and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Anorectal Diseases (Hemorrhoids, Anal Fistula)
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Advanced Rectal Polyps
  • Complex Fistula (Rectovaginal Fistula, Colovesicular Fistula, Rectoprostatic Fistula)
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Complicated Diseases
  • Robotic Surgery

Laparoscopic Abdominal Procedures

  • Total Abdominal Colectomy for Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colon Dysmotility
  • Total Proctocolectomy and J Pouch Anal Anastomosis
  • Partial Colectomy for Complicated Diverticulitis
  • Partial Colectomy for Colon Cancer
  • Partial Colectomy for Crohn’s Disease
  • Proctectomy (LAR, APR) for Rectal Cancer, IBD, Anal Cancer
  • Hernia Repair (Groin, Para-stomal, Incisional, Umbilical)
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Surgery for Bowel Obstruction
  • Emergency Surgery for Perforated Stomach, Intestine, or Colon
  • Colostomy Reversal
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Rectopexy (Rectal Prolapse)

Robotic Abdominal Procedures

  • Partial Colectomy for Complicated Diverticulitis
  • Partial Colectomy for Colon Cancer
  • Partial Colectomy for Crohn’s Disease
  • Hernia Repair (Groin, Para-stomal, Incisional, Umbilical)
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Proctectomy (LAR, APR) for Rectal Cancer, IBD, Anal Cancer
  • Rectopexy (Rectal Prolapse)

Anorectal Procedures

  • Delorme Procedure (Rectal Prolapse and Rectocele)
  • Altemeier Procedure (Rectal Prolapse)
  • TransAnal Minimal Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) for Early Rectal Cancer and Advanced Rectal Polyp (no scar, no ostomy)
  • Rectal Ultrasound (Rectal Cancer)
  • Anal Manometry, EMG and Ultrasound (Fecal Incontinence)
  • Anal Solesta Injection (Fecal Incontinence)
  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation (Fecal Incontinence)
  • Hemorrhoid Procedures (Banding, Hemorrhoid Excision, PPH, THD)
  • LIFT Procedure (Anal Fistula)
  • Anal Botox injection (Anal Fissure)
  • Pilonidal Cyst Excision
  • Colonoscopy

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Honors & Awards

Honors and Awards

Willis D. Gatch Award – American College of Surgeons, Indiana Chapter, 2009

West Palm Beach Office

Address
1411 N Flagler Drive
Suite 4900
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone

561-835-3396

Location Details

If you believe you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Jupiter Office

Address
500 University Blvd.
Suite 208
Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone

561-835-3396

Location Details

If you believe you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Palm Beach Gardens Office

Address
3375 Burns Road
Suite 101
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone

561-835-3396

Location Details

If you believe you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

High dietary carbohydrates decrease gallbladder volume and enhance cholesterol crystal formation.

By: Mathur A, Megan M, Al-Azzawi HH, Lu D, Swartz-Basile DA, Nakeeb A, Pitt HA.|Date: August 29, 2013|Source: Surgery. 2007 May;141(5):654-9. Epub 2007 Feb 6.

Cholecystosteatosis: an explanation for increased cholecystectomy rates.

By: Al-Azzawi HH, Nakeeb A, Saxena R, Maluccio MA, Pitt HA.|Date: August 29, 2013|Source: J Gastrointest Surg. 2007 Jul;11(7):835-42; discussion 842-3.

Insulin resistance causes human gallbladder dysmotility.

By: Nakeeb A, Comuzzie AG, Al-Azzawi H, Sonnenberg GE, Kissebah AH, Pitt HA.|Date: August 29, 2013|Source: J Gastrointest Surg. 2006 Jul-Aug;10(7):940-8; discussion 948-9

Nonalcoholic Fatty gallbladder disease: the influence of diet in lean and obese mice.

By: Goldblatt MI, Swartz-Basile DA, Al-Azzawi HH, Tran KQ, Nakeeb A, Pitt HA.|Date: August 29, 2013|Source: J Gastrointest Surg. 2006 Feb;10(2):193-201.

Pioglitazone increases gallbladder volume in insulin-resistant obese mice.

By: Al-Azzawi HH, Mathur A, Lu D, Swartz-Basile DA, Nakeeb A, Pitt HA.|Date: August 29, 2013|Source: J Surg Res. 2006 Dec;136(2):192-7. Epub 2006 Oct 11.

Dr. Hayder Al-Azzawi, a colorectal surgeon with TFPS, was honored as a Top Physician in March 2014

By: South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report | Date: March 10, 2014 | Source: South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report

Tenet Florida Physician Services Welcomes New Specialists

By: South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report | Date: November 4, 2013 | Source: South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report

Tenet Florida Physician Services welcomes board-certified surgeon specializing in colorectal surgery to West Palm Beach

By: David DiPino | Date: September 24, 2013 | Source: Tenet Florida Physician Services

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