Dr. Hashemzadeh was very interested in surgery, which helped him get qualified to enter the prestigious Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences to continue his studies in General Surgery. He passed a General Surgery fellowship at Shohadaye Tajrish hospital in Tehran.
Dr. Hashemzadeh received his board certification and started his professional occupation as a surgeon in Azerbaijan, Iran. He performed his first weight loss surgery on a 24-year-old who was suffering from morbid obesity in Tabriz.
As Dr. Hashemzadeh was very eager to continue his education and expand his knowledge, he entered Tehran University of Medical Sciences to get a PhD in thoracic surgery (chest surgery). Having received his board certification in thoracic surgery, he developed an interest in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). For this reason, he made numerous trips abroad to pass specialized courses in weight loss surgery. He completed courses in the U.S., England, France, Austria, and Brazil.
He has since done thousands of bariatric surgeries on people suffering from obesity in Iran and Baku. He is one of the most prolific and well-known bariatric surgeons in Iran. Dr. Hashemzadeh currently performs weight loss surgery and general surgery in Iran and Azerbaijan (Baku), and sees patients in Canada and Oman as well.
As of September 2019, Dr. Hashemzadeh was visited by more than 30,000 patients and performed over 8000 bariatric procedures including:
- 1600 gastric balloon procedures
- 800 lap-band procedures
- 350 gastric plication procedures
- over 4000 gastric sleeve procedures
- over 2000 gastric bypass procedures
- 300 mini-gastric bypass procedures
- 70 revision weight loss procedures
Dr Hashemzadeh is a member of the following bodies:
- Iranian Association of Surgeons
- Iranian Association of General Surgeons
- Iranian Association of Thoracic Surgeons
- Iranian Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
- Iran’s Obesity Society
- International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO)
Dr. Hashemzadeh is currently working on a project supported by Abu Dhabi University in which special courses are to be offered to surgeons who want to learn bariatric surgery. The participants will take theoretic courses in Abu Dhabi and then will travel to Tehran or Baku to complete training courses under the supervision of Dr. Hashemzadeh. After finishing the courses, the participants will receive bariatric surgery certificates from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.