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Mr Yahya Al-Habbal


  • General Surgery

Mr Al-Habbal started basic surgical training in Iraq. There, he worked in one of the busiest trauma centres, before moving to the United Arab Emirates then the United Kingdom to finish his basic surgical training and obtain Membership with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (MRCSI).

Later, Yahya moved to Australia to pursue his advanced surgical training through Austin Health. He finished his advanced surgical training and obtained Fellowship of Australasian College of Surgeon (FRACS) through Austin Health. After that, Yahya took a fellowship year in the Acute Surgical Unit at Eastern Health in Victoria. Then, he did further 3 years of subspecialty training in upper gastrointestinal tract surgery and interventional endoscopy through Australia and New Zealand Gastro-oesophageal Surgical Association (ANZGOSA) training program. Through his ANZGOSA training, he rotated through a few busy cancer centres in WA and Victoria.

Recently, he has become an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeon (ACS).

Yahya performs all common general surgeries such as Hernia operations (open and laparoscopic), Gallbladder surgery, Bowel surgery and Emergency operations. He also performs interventional endoscopy including ERCP, Gastroscopy (including stenting) and Colonoscopy.

Special Interests

  • Cancer surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Oesophageal surgery
  • Hiatal hernia surgery
  • Gastric surgery
  • Biliary tree surgery
  • Complex abdominal wall hernia surgery
  • Teaching and research


  • Bariatrics
  • General Surgery
Practice 1

Northwest Surgeons
248 Ascot Vale Road, Ascot Vale 3032

Phone: 03 9078 2184
Fax: 03 9372 0069
Practice 2

Glenroy Medical Centre
1 Post Office Place, Glenroy 3046

Phone: 03 9306 8880
Fax: 03 9304 3170