Shalamar Hospital

Dr. Sabih Nofal

FCPS Gen Surg, FCPS Vascular Surgery, CHPE
Assistant Professor Vascular & Endo-vascular Surgeon
Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore
Department of Vascular & Endo-vascular Surgery

About Dr. Sabih Nofal

Dr. Sabih Nofal is a highly skilled and dedicated vascular surgeon based in Lahore, Pakistan. With a strong commitment to providing the highest standard of care, he aims to establish a fully professional and internationally recognized vascular surgery practice in Lahore, following the latest guidelines set by ESVS/AHA. Dr. Nofal offers a wide range of management options for patients suffering from vascular diseases, including open surgical procedures, endovascular procedures in the cath lab, and hybrid surgical procedures in the operating room with the assistance of a fluoroscope. He brings extensive experience in performing various vascular surgeries, such as carotid surgeries, abdominal aorta surgeries, lower limb bypasses, venous surgeries, and vascular trauma management. Driven by his special interest in vascular surgery, endovascular surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and medical education, Dr. Nofal has completed two years of post-fellowship training in vascular and endovascular surgery at the Armed Forces Post Graduate Medical Institute. With a disciplined and confident approach, he has worked in both government and private sectors, catering to patients from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Dr. Nofal places a strong emphasis on listening to patients’ concerns and providing appropriate counseling, and he takes a team-oriented approach to achieve the best possible outcomes for his patients.

Visiting Vascular & Endo-vascular Surgeon, Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore

Dr. Sabih Nofal’s has expertise in performing a wide range of vascular procedures, including carotid surgeries, abdominal aorta surgeries, lower limb bypasses, venous surgeries, and managing vascular trauma. Driven by his passion for endovascular surgery and laparoscopic techniques, he aims to employ the latest advancements in these areas to ensure the best possible outcomes for his patients.

Dr. Nofal has actively contributed to the medical community through his involvement in various research endeavors.

  • House Officer (Medicine and Surgery) Combined Military Hospital Lahore 2009-2010
  • Medical Officer Pakistan Army     2010-2014
  • Residency in General Surgery (FCPS) Lahore General Hospital Government Teaching Hospital. 2015-2018
  • Senior Registrar Surgery Rashid Latif Medical College, Lahore Oct 2019 to January 2020
  • Fellow Vascular Surgery CMH Rawalpindi August 2020 –August 2022

MBBS. (2003-2008) Army Medical College, Rawalpindi.         
FCPS in General Surgery (2015-2018)College of Physicians and Surgeons         
Certificate of Health Professional Education (CHPE 2020), University of Lahore
FCPS Vascular Surgery, Fellowship Vascular & Endovascular Surgery(2020) Armed Forces Post Graduate Medical Institute Clinical

  • International Workshop on EVAR (AFIC Rawalpindi)
  • Basic Life Support (Recognized by American Heart Association)
  • Communication Skills Workshop (CPSP)
  • Basic Surgical Skills Workshop (CPSP)
  • Introduction to Research Methodology (CPSP)
  • Computer Skills IT Workshop (CPSP)
  • Basic Laparoscopic Skills (PMA)
  • Advanced Trauma Workshop (PMA)
  • 7TH Annual Symposium PGMI 2017 : Surgeons Attitudes towards Laparoscopic Training in Pakistan – Survey
  • 8th Annual Symposium PGMI 2018: One year Experience of Extremity Vascular Injuries and their management by a general surgeon at tertiary care hospital emergency.
  • Society of Surgeons Symposium Feb 2017 : Management of Rectal Prolapse by Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • International Conference on Health Professional Education Dec 2019: Poster Presentation on “Virtual Reality and Surgical Training”.

1.     One year Experience of Extremity Vascular Injuries and their management by a general surgeon at tertiary care hospital emergency. (PJMHS Vol. 12, NO. 3, JUL – SEP 2018, pg 1246)
2.     Choice of Technique for Repair of Obstructed Hernia : A Comparison of Maloney’s (Darn) and Desarda Repair.(Esculapio Vol 15, No. 2, April – June 2019, pg 165)

3.     Role of Critical View of Safety in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy during Training of Residents. (PJMHS Vol. 13, NO. 3, JUL – SEP 2019, pg 636)

4.     Comparison of Efficacy of Internal Sphincterotomy Versus Topical 0.2% Glyceryl Trinitrate Ointment after Haemmorhoidectomy (Professional Med J 2020;27(12)0000-0000, pg 2279)

5.     Shoulder Tip Pain in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy with Active vs Passive Evacuation of Pneumoperitoneum (Esculapio – Vol 16, Issue 04 2020, pg 116)

6.     Comparing SSI in Purse-String Versus Conventional Primary Closure Following Stoma Reversal (Esculapio – Vol 17, Issue 01 2021, pg 15)

7.     Does Gabapentin make any difference in Post-Operative pain in Modified Radical Mastectomy patients? (PJMHS Vol.15. No. 2, February 2021, pg 402)

8.     Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety and Stress in Medical Students, interns and residents in Pakistan (P J M H S Vol. 15, NO.9, SEP 2021 2215)

9.      What is the optimum treatment of chronic anal fissure? ( P J M H S Vol. 15, NO.9, SEP 2021 2337) Frequency and Risk Factors for Post Mastectomy Pain Syndrome [PMPS] in Female Breast Cancer patients (P J M H S Vol. 15, NO10, OCT 2021 2530)

10.   Role of Carotid Artery Stenting in Patients undergoing emergency intracranial endovascular treatment for stroke. (PAFMJ, Accepted, awaiting Publication)