Dr. Hanafy practiced bariatric surgery 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 at the Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Hanafy was a 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. So, he founded a patient-friendly clinic, Barigens Clinic, in Kent, Washington which directed a comprehensive bariatric surgery program, and surgical procedures were performed exclusively at Auburn Medical Center in Auburn, Washington. In June 2015, Dr. Hanafy's practice became part of the resourceful MultiCare Healthcare system. Now, he sees patients in the bariatric surgery clinic of the MultiCare Weight Loss and Wellness Center (2202 S Cedar St, Suite 300, Tacoma, WA 98405, phone: 253-301-5280) and surgeries are performed at MultiCare Allenmore Hospital in Tacoma, Washington.
Graduated from Alexandria University, 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 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and 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.