Specialist in general and subspecialist in abdominal surgery.


Dr. Zdenko Boras is the Head of the Department of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Abdominal Surgery, KBC Osijek.
Dr. Boras returned to KBC Osijek after spending 4 years as a General Surgery Specialist at the Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi.

There he completed a subspecialization in the field of bariatric-metabolic surgery according to the rules of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons and became a FACS (Fellow of the American College of Surgeons).

During his stay at the Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi, he became an Assistant Professor at the University of Cleveland in the field of surgery.

Before leaving for Abu Dhabi, Dr. Boras completed a specialization in general surgery at the KBC Osijek Clinical Hospital and received his doctorate from the School of Medicine in Osijek in the field of colorectal surgery.

Dr. Boras currently lives in Osijek with his wife and three children.

Personal career achievements

– Doctorate in the field of colorectal surgery in 2013.

– Specialist surgeon, member of the Bariatric-Metabolic Team at the Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi 2016-2019.

– Operator and demonstrator at the World Bariatric Congress in Madrid IFSO 2019.
– Founder of the Department of Bariatric-Metabolic and Minimally Invasive Surgery KBC Osijek 2019.

– FACS (Fellow of American College of Surgeons).

Dr. Boras is a regular member of:

– Croatian Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons

– American College of Surgeons (ACS) – American Society of Surgeons

– American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS) American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons

– IFSO – International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity – International Federation for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity

Completed courses:

Year Name of course or conference Details
2009 Laparoscopic colon resection Course 3 days course in Rijeka, Croatia; lectures, discussions and practical exercise of laparoscopic colon resections.
2010 Advanced Hernia repair Course – I was lector 3 days course in Osijek, Croatia; lectures, discussions and practical exercise of more severe cases in parastomal and ventral herinas
2010 Parastomal hernia repair Course 4 day course in London, England; lectures, exercises
2012 Hernia repair workshop at 6th IEHS meeting 4 days, Belgrade, Serbia, lectures,and workshop

ESSO – surgical oncology conference

Obesity weekend meeting

American college of Surgeons

5 days, Amsterdam, Netherlands, lectures

2 days, Dubai, UAE, lectures

5 days, San Diego, USA, lectures

2018 IRCAD Strassbourg 5 days, Advanced laparoscopy course with Strassbourg University Diploma
2018 World IFSO Congress 4 days, Dubai UAE
2018 Advanced Bariatric surgery course – part of the team 3 days, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
2018 DOCS symposium 2 days, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
2019 IFSO symposium 7 days, Madrid

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