Dr. Elariny

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Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Memberships: See Curriculum Vitae


  • Dr. Elariny began his premedical education at the University of New Orleans in the acclaimed Honors Program. He completed his premedical education with Honors and Dean’s List recognition in every semester. He attended Louisiana State University Medical School from 1986 to 1990 and earned his Medical Doctorate with a 4.0 average in medical and surgical specialties during his final year. He completed his residency in General Surgery between 1990 and 1996 at the Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was Honored with the post and responsibility of Chief Resident in General Surgery his final year. Over and above his clinical responsibilities, he also devoted himself to the investigation of the molecular biologic mechanisms of breast cancer, atherosclerosis, transplant rejection, and HIV infection at the Richard Freeman Research Institute, New Orleans, LA. His work on the mechanisms of breast cancer induction was recognized with the Trustee’s Award for basic science research, the highest award from the Ochsner Clinic for Basic Science Research. Additionally, his transgenic and xenografting transplantation research proposal was awarded funding for over $150,000.00 and allowed for the continuing of research efforts at the Institute. He also received special recognition from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Louisiana State University, New Orleans for his work, and has received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Upon completing his residency, Dr. Elariny practiced surgery for three years in Louisiana, and continued his research concomitantly. He received appointment to the Medical Staff at Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria Hospitals, and joined Advanced Laparoscopic and General Surgery Associates, in Arlington, VA, in 1999.
  • Dr. Elariny is a Board Certified General Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is an accomplished and well-respected general surgeon with a personal operative experience, as of this writing, exceeding over five thousand (5000) general surgical operations. Dr. Elariny is expert in the field of general surgery and is well familiar with and comfortable with not only the operations he performs, but also with the potential post-operative complications and their management. Dr. Elariny participated in the 1997 American College of Surgeons Chicago symposium on Surgeon Education, and he has served as Faculty for the Osler Institute, Terre Haute, Indiana, and has lectured and instructed in cities across the USA, to hundreds of practicing and board eligible General Surgeons on the evaluation, operative, and post-operative management of general surgical conditions. Dr. Elariny is an active member Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the Society of American Gastroenterologic Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Southeastern Surgical Congress, the Southern Society for Oncology, the American Medical Association, and the Southern Medical AssociationHe receives and reviews literature from these organizations on a regular basis. He has presented his original research on breast cancer at meetings of the Society for Surgical Oncology, and has published original research work in the Southern Medical Journal, International Transplantation, and with the Institute of Human Virology. He served as the Louisiana Young Surgeon Representative of the American College of Surgeons. He served on the Louisiana State Medical Society’s Committee on Evolving Trends in Medicine. Dr. Elariny attended the 1999 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, and the 1999 SAGES symposium on Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. He was trained by Dr. Donald O. Casteli in the performance and reading of esophageal and gastric pH monitoring and manometry. Dr. Elariny attended the 1998 annual meeting of the ASBS, and was an invited guest of the 1999 annual meeting of the American Obesity Association, in Washington, DC. He has participated in Advanced Laparoscopy Courses in Atlanta, Georgia through the Advanced Laparoscopy Training Center, and in San Francisco, California, through the University of California, San Francisco. He presented original scientific data on the Vertical Gastroplasty Procedure with Sleeve Gastrectomy in March 2002 at the 8th World Congress of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Elariny has earned over 500 qualified Continuing Medical Education Credits over the past five years.Dr. Elariny is the first to perform Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass for morbid obesity in the Greater Washington, DC Metropolitan, Northern Virginia, and Southern Maryland Areas. Currently Dr. Elariny and Advanced Laparoscopic and General Surgery Associates are providing the widest range of the most technically advanced laparoscopic procedures to the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. Ranging from the laparoscopic splenectomy, gastrectomy, colectomy, gastric bypass, resection of choledochal cyst, liver biopsy, management of ruptured ectopic pregnancy, to simple cholecystectomy and appendectomy. He has  performed one of the largest single-surgeon series of  laparoscopic duodenal switch procedures in the world (currently approximately 800 cases) with low conversion (.2%),  morbidity (15%) and mortality (0%) rates. Dr. Elariny has an excellent success rate with excellent patient outcome and satisfaction. Procedures are done laparoscopically and with the smallest and fewest incisions safely possible. Not all patients are candidates for the laparoscopic approach however, and when open surgery is needed this is generally identified and discussed pre-operatively.Dr. Elariny pioneered the Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure as a Primary Procedure for Obesity. He presented the first data in the literature on this procedure at the 2002 SAGES meeting in New York showing promise for this minimally invasive procedure as an alternative to Gastric Bypass. He has also pioneered the combination of VBG (Vertical Banded Gastroplasty) plus Sleeve Gastrectomy and he and Dr. Oscar Chan presented this data at the 2005 meeting of the ASBS in Orlando Florida.

    Dr. Elariny is an active affiliated Faculty Member at George Mason University, in the Inova-GMU Translational Research Institute, where he participates in genomic and proteomics research to understand further the biology of obesity.

Other Firsts:

  • 1st Lap. Gastric Bypass in NOVA, DC, BW
  • 1st Lap-Band in NOVA, DC, BW
  • 1st 5-port Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch in the World
  • 1st Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in the World
  • 1st SILS Procedures in NOVA, DC, BW
  • 1st Rose Procedure in Northern Virginia
  • 1st Rose Procedure on Sleeve Gastrectomy performed in the World
  • 1st Single Incision Robotic Cholecystectomy in NOVA, DC, BW

If you have a surgical condition and would like a consultation, you may call the office for a formal appointment or informal phone consult, or email your question to Dr. Elariny.

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