Dr. Sanjay Saraf


M.B.B.S., M.S. (Gen. Surgery) M.Ch. (Plastic Surgery) Dipl.Nat.Board (Plastic Surgery), FICS (Plastic Surgery) FRCS (Glasgow), FACS, European Board Plastic Surgery (FEBOPRAS)

Specialist Interests

Hand surgery, adult and pediatric cases, Hand trauma including tendon injuries and microsurgical repair of nerves, artery

Other Interests

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Hospital affiliations

NMC Specialty Hospital, Dubai.

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic

Dr Saraf’s Profile

Distinguished Plastic & Hand Surgeon

Dr. Sanjay Saraf is Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Head of the Dept. of Plastic Reconstructive, Hand and Aesthetic Surgery at NMC Specialty Hospital, Dubai, U.A.E.

Dr. Saraf’s practice philosophy emphasizes the integration of superb surgical skills and keen clinical acumen based on more than 24 years of experience in the field with the highest quality individualized patient care and compassion to do what is best for the patient. A powerful advocate for patient care, education and research, Dr. Saraf is dedicated to utilizing state-of-the-art technology and a multidisciplinary approach to challenging hand conditions to achieve clinical excellence.

Dr. Saraf has particular interest in hand surgery and specializes in surgical problems of the hand, wrist and forearm. The spectrum varies from Tendon repair, Finger tip injury, Work related injuries, Children hand trauma, Micro-vascular surgery, Skin grafting and Flap cover.

His combination of skills has resulted in a plastic surgeon with an uncommon attention to detail that is vital to restoring mobility and function to an area you use so much in life – your hands.

Dr Sanjay Saraf has a wide experience of working at various prestigious hospitals in India including AIIMS, New Delhi, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi, KEM Hospital, Mumbai.

He had exposure to various internationally renowned Plastic and Hand Surgery Centres in the world like Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA; Dr Foad Nahai’s Paces Plastic Surgery Centre, Atlanta, USA; Dr Bernard L. Markowitz, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, USA; Dr Grant Stevens, Marina Plastic Surgery Centre, Marina Del Rey, California; Dr Richard Ellenbogen, Beverly Hills Body Plastic Surgery, USA; Dr Woffles Wu Aesthetic Surgery & Laser Surgery Centre, Singapore; St. Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Broomsfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex, U.K,; Vienna General Hospital(AKH), Austria, The MILLESI Center for Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Dr. Ivo Pitanguy’s Clinica Ivo Pitanguy and Santa Casa General Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hand Surgery Accreditations

Dr. Saraf is an active member of following prestigious professional organizations:

    • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
    • British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
    • Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand (ISSH)
    • Emirates Hand Surgery Society
    • American Society of Plastic Surgeons(ASPS)
    • British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
    • Emirates Plastic Surgery Society
    • Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI)
    • International Medical Sciences Academy (IMSA)
    • Rotaplast International, USA
    • Clinical Robotic Surgery Association, USA

Scientific Publications

Dr. Sanjay Saraf has authored three books chapters including Robotics assisted microsurgery (RAMS): Application in plastic surgery, and more than thirty five publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Saraf is a reviewer for Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery He has also contributed a chapter as an invited author to Medical Robotics.

Dr. Saraf has lectured at numerous national and international plastic surgery meetings as a presenter of original scientific work.


(a). BOOK

    • Robotic assisted microsurgery (RAMS): Application in plastic surgery.
      In Medical Robotics, Edited by: Vanja Bozovic, Publisher: I-Tech Education and Publishing, Vienna, Austria, January 2008, ISBN 978-3-902613-18-9

    • Sushruta and the Plastic Surgery in Ancient India In, History of anatomy and Surgery from Antiquity to the Renaissance.
      Edited by: Helen Perdicoyianni-Paleologou, Publisher: Adolf Hakkert, Netherlands,Under print.


    • .Saraf S. Congenital anomalies of the hand – A pilot study.Proceed.3rd Congress of The Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, 11-15 August, 2000 Chennai, India.
    • Saraf S. Scar War: Silicone Gel sheet Vs. Triamcinolone Acetonide. Ind J Burns 2001(9):40-43.
    • Saraf S. Fire Cracker injuries. Ind J Burns 2001(9):73-75.
    • Saraf S. Suicidal burns in Indian women.Ind J Burns 2001(9):86-88.
    • Sethi SS, Saraf S, Chabra C. Chilled Air Beam Cooling (CABC) in Laser Therapy: A Preliminary Clinical Report.Int. J of Cosm Surg and Aesth Dermatol 2003;(2):139-41.
    • Saraf S, Goyal P, Ranka P, Tumescent Anaesthesia: A useful technique for harvesting split-thickness skin graft. Ind J Dermatol 2004 ;( 49)4: 184-186.
    • Saraf S. Role of Tooth-pick in Plastic Surgery. Ind J Plast Surg 2005; 67.
    • Saraf S. Role of Stem cells in Plastic Surgery. Ind J Plast Surg 2006; 39:110.
    • Saraf S. Role of robot assisted microsurgery in Plastic Surgery. Ind J Plast Surg 2006; 39:57-61.
    • 10.Saraf S. Role of sodium tetradecyl sulfate in venous malformations. Ind J Dermatol 2006; (51)4: 258-260.
    • Saraf S. Median Cleft of the Lip: A Rare Facial Anomaly. Internet J Plast Surg 2006 ;(2)2.
    • Saraf S. Role of cotton bud in Dermatologic Surgery. Egy Dermatol Online J 2006; (2):11.
    • Saraf S, Saraf P McIndoe Vaginoplasty: Revisited, Internet J Gynecol and Obstet 2007; 6(2).
    • Saraf S. Animal Bites and Reconstruction.Internet J Plast Surg.2007;3(1).
    • Saraf S. Ear nodules due to embedded earring backs. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2007; 73:65-65.
    • Saraf S. Sebaceous Horn-An Interesting Case. Indian J Dermatol 2007; 52:59- 60.
    • Saraf S, Tiwari VK. Fingertip injuries.Indian J Orthop 2007; 41:163-168.
    • Saraf S. Face Transplant: Medical, Ethical and Social perspectives. Egyptian Dermatology Online Journal 2007; 3 (1): 6.
    • Saraf S. Sushruta: Rhinoplasty in 600 B.C. Internet J Plast Surg. 2007;3(2).
    • Saraf S, Parihar S. Burns Management: A Compendium. J Diagn clin Res.2007; 5(3):9.
    • Saraf S.Millard’s 33 Commandments of Plastic Surgery. Internet J Plast Surg.2007; 4(1).
    • Saraf S, Parihar R Sushruta: The first Plastic Surgeon in 600 B.C.
    • Saraf S. Facial Laceration at Caesarean Section: Experience with Tissue Adhesive. E plasty.2008; 4(1-4).
    • Saraf S. Use of mobile phone in operating room. J Med Phys 2009; 34:101-2.
    • Saraf S. Reversed Dermis Cross finger flap for dorsal finger defects: A Case Report. The Internet Journal of Hand Surgery. 2009 Volume 2
    • Saraf S. Dupuytren’s disease. Ind J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2010; 76:291-3.
    • Saraf S, Parihar RS. Polydactyly of triphalangeal thumb. Ind J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2010; 76:307.
    • Saraf S. Moist exposed burn ointment: Role of alternative therapy in the management of partial-thickness burns. Ind J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2010;76:415-7.
    • Saraf S, Pillutia R.Complication of Dimple creation. Ind Dermatol Online J 2010; 1: 42-3.
    • Saraf S, Intra-natal torsion of polydactyly.J Cut Aesthet Surg 2011; 4:56- 57.
    • Saraf S, Unusual finger injury by a kitchen utensil, Internet J Hand Surg 2011, Volume 3.
    • Saraf S, Symbrachydactyly Of Hand: Report Of A Case With Review Of Literature. Internet Journal of Hand Surgery.2012,Volume 3 Issue 2.
    • Saraf S. Implantation dermoid of the palm: An unusual presentation. Indian Dermatol Online J 2012;3:37-9.
    • Saraf S. Fire-breathing burn. Indian Dermatol Online J 2012;3:73-4.
    • Saraf S. High-pressure injection injury of the finger. Indian J Orthop 2012;46:725-7
    • Saraf S, Saraf P: The Golden Proportion: Key To The Secret Of Beauty. Internet Journal of Plastic Surgery 2013; 9 (1).
    • Saraf S. An unusual foreign body in the forearm: A case report; Internet Journal of Hand Surgery 2013;5(1).
    • Saraf S.Tourniquet Induced Purpura During Hand Surgery – A Case Report. The Internet Journal of Hand Surgery 2016;7(1).


Contributed Photographs: Median Cleft of the Lip (under Syndrome: Frontonasal dysplasia), in London Medical Databases.


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