Dr. Ghaith Khair

Dr. Khair joined Long Island Laparoscopic Doctors in November 2019 coming from St Agnes Hospital in Baltimore where he completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery in one of the busiest programs in the state of Maryland. During the fellowship. Dr Khair performed over 500 cases of laparoscopic, bariatric and endoscopic procedures including sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and revisional surgeries. Dr Khair trained in robotic surgery during his fellowship obtaining special certification to use the da Vinci robot system. He also gained experience in foregut surgery (the treatment for esophageal and gastric diseases) and is trained to perform laparoscopic hiatal hernia repairs and Nissen fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux.

Dr. Khair earned his medical degree in 1998 from The University of Jordan, and then pursued a career in general surgery in the United Kingdom where he completed three years of surgical training, during which he obtained the membership of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (MRCS). He was later appointed as a Research Fellow at the Academic Surgical Unit at the University of Hull/UK, where he completed a three-year research project looking into new methods of diagnosing colon cancer utilizing a novel tumor marker. His research was published and presented in international medical journals meetings of high standard. He moved to the United States in 2008 and completed his general surgery training in 2013 at The Metropolitan Group Hospitals Program in Chicago. He was then employed by Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Missouri as a general surgeon in 2014 where he served there for almost 5 years.

Dr. Khair is a warm and compassionate physician who was inspired to enter the field of medicine by his father, also a noted physician. Because obesity is the underlining cause of so many diseases, and patient dissatisfaction with their life, Dr Khair, is committed to using his healing skills to help patients overcome their challenges and live longer more enjoyable lives. In his private life, Dr. Khair leads an active life on Long Island with his wife and two children where he enjoys soccer, squash and Taekwondo martial arts.

Credentials At-a-Glance:

  • Medical School:

    University of Jordan, Faculty of Medicine M.B.B.S. - Amman, Jordon

  • Internship/Residency:

    Metropolitan Group Hospitals Program – UIC - Chicago, Illinois

  • Board Certifications:

    General Surgery - American College of Surgeons

  • Fellowship Training:

    Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery – Saint Agnes Hospital - Baltimore, MD

Hospital and Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • American Board of General Surgery
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • John T. Mather Hospital – Port Jefferson, NY
  • St. Charles Hospital and Rehabilitation Center – Port Jefferson, NY
  • St. Catherine’s of Siena Medical Center – Smithtown, NY
  • Peconic Bay Medical Center – Riverhead, NY
  • Port Jefferson Surgery Center