Dr. Hanafy specializes in bariatric surgery, which has been a focus of his practice since November 2003. He was instrumental in the development and success of the bariatric surgery program at Pioneer Valley Hospital in Utah. With Dr. Hanafy's departure to join the Washington Bariatric and Weight Loss Center in Renton (now closed), the Utah program became part of the Surgical Weight Loss Center of Utah out of Salt Lake Regional Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Hanafy was a very dynamic member of the team that helped Valley Medical Center and Washington Bariatric and Weight Loss Center, Renton, Washington, obtain the status of a Center of Excellence. Unfortunately, that program has closed in 2008 because of economical reasons. Dr. Hanafy decided to stay in the area, and he practices out of Barigens Clinic which he has founded in Kent, Washington. Dr. Hanafy directs a comprehensive bariatric surgery program. Surgical procedures are performed exclusively at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center in Auburn, Washington.
Graduated from Alexandria, Egypt, Dr. Hanafy moved to the United States in 1989. In 1996, he completed his general surgery residency training at the University of Illinois program in Chicago, and obtained the American Board of Surgery certification in 1997. In December 2008 he was recertified by the American Board of Surgery. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Hanafy is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
Dr. Hanafy is experienced in performing the standard bariatric surgery procedures (gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, and sleeve gastrectomy) as well as revision surgery and reversal surgery.