Dr. Elias Abi Khalil – Leader in Endometriosis, Fibroids & Advanced Robotic Pelvic Surgery

About Dr. Elias Abi Khalil

His Work And Awards

Dr. Elias Abi Khalil is a consultant and Director of Obstetrics & Gynecology services.

Dr. Abi Khalil is an expert in endometriosis treatment, doing complex endometriosis surgery for advanced cases. He uses the DA VINCI robotic system. He is also specialized in complex fibroid robotic surgery. He specializes in all kinds of gynecologic procedures using minimally invasive techniques. He is a big advocate of surgery through endoscopy and provides you with safe and excellent results without the need for open surgery.

  • 10+

    Years Of Experience
  • 5+

  • 2+

    Board Certifications

Education & Experience

He received his American board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2016 after completing his training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the George Washington University in Washington DC in 2015, and then completed his fellowship in Laparoscopic and robotic gynecologic surgery in 2017.

Dr. Abi Khalil completed his four-year residency at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA, where he received multiple awards for excellence in endoscopic surgery, including the prestigious AAGL award for excellence in endoscopic surgery. Dr. Abi Khalil is a published author with more than 20 peer-reviewed publications, with a particular interest in fibroids, endometriosis and minimally invasive gynecologic procedures.

Dr. Abi Khalil has worked in field of Obstetrics and gynecology for more than ten years after graduating residency. He started his carrier at the george washington university hospital in washington DC USA, as a gynecology fellow and faculty for two years where he was certified by the American Association of Laparoscopic Gynecologist (AAGL)as a laparoscopic and robotic gynecologic surgeon. He then stayed on for another year as a faculty and assistant professor of OBGYN. He then moved to Beirut as the director of gynecologic surgery at Saint george university hospital medical center.

What Dr. Elias Abi Khalil, Offers

Dr. Abi Khalil offers his patients a wide range of gynecologic services, including treatment of cervical dysplasia, menstrual disorders and fibroids, advanced gynecologic surgery like minimally invasive hysterectomy, myomectomy, ovarian surgery, treatment of endometriosis and pelvic pain, and management of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. He is an expert in minimally invasive approach including laparoscopy, robotic surgery and hysteroscopy. He also offers many office-based procedures including hysteroscopy, LEEP, colposcopy.

Dr Abi Khalil is also an excellent Obstetrician providing patient-centered, evidence-based obstetrics care for his patients and treating various high-risk conditions during pregnancy including multiple gestations, diabetes, hypertension, preterm labor, preterm rupture of membranes, placental abnormalities and many other pregnancy related conditions.

Special Interest


Dr. Elias Abi Khalil has worked in field of Obstetrics and Gynecology for more than ten years after graduating residency.
  • The George Washington University / Medical Faculty Associates, Washington, D.C. – American Association of gynecologic laparoscopist – Fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery Jul 2015 – July 2017
  • The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. – Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Jul 2011 – Jun 2015
  • American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon – Obstetrics and Gynecology Intern Jun 2010 – May 2011
  • American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon – Medical Doctor Jun 2005 – Jun 2009
  • American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon – Bachelor of Science in Biology Sep 2002 – Jul 2005
  • American board of Obstetrics and Gynecology certification December 2016- present
  • American Association of Gynecologic laparoscopists certification June 2017- present

1.Effect of postoperative bladder filling on PACU time: A single blinded randomized controlled trial Moawad G, Tyan P,,Marfori C, Abi Khalil ED ,Park D.Am J Obstet Gynecol 2019

2.Surgical variance between postconceptional and preconceptional cerclage placement.Moawad GN, Tyan P, Abi Khalil ED .Am J Obstet Gynecol 2018

3.Two-port robotic hysterectomy: a novel approach.Moawad GN, Tyan P, Abi Khalil ED.J Robot Surg. 2018 Mar 24. doi: 10.1007/s11701-018-0797

4.Multidisciplinary Resection of Deeply Infiltrative Endometriosis.Moawad GN, Tyan P, Abi Khalil ED, Samuel D, Obias V.J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2018 Mar – Apr;25(3):389-390. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2017.09.025. Epub 2017 Oct 10.

5.Systematic Review of Transabdominal Cerclage Placed via Laparoscopy for the Prevention of Preterm Birth.Moawad GN, Tyan P, Bracke T, Abi Khalil ED, Vargas V, Gimovsky A, Marfori C.J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2018 Feb;25(2):277-286. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2017.07.021. Epub 2017 Aug 7. Review.

6.Determining the Effect of External Stressors on Laparoscopic Skills and Performance Between Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents.Moawad GN, Tyan P, Kumar D, Krapf J, Marfori C, Abi Khalil ED, Robinson J.J Surg Educ. 2017 Sep – Oct;74(5):862-866. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.03.001. Epub 2017 May 25.

7.Comparison of cost and operative outcomes of robotic hysterectomy compared to laparoscopic hysterectomy across different uterine weights.Moawad GN, Abi Khalil ED, Tyan P, Shu MK, Samuel D, Amdur R, Scheib SA, Marfori CQ.J Robot Surg. 2017 Dec;11(4):433-439. doi: 10.1007/s11701-017-0674-4. Epub 2017 Jan 31.

8.The transferability of simulator-based suturing skills to a live porcine model in surgically naïve participants: a single blindrandomized controlled trial. Vargas VM ,Moawad G, DennyK, Happ L, MisaNY, Marguillies S, Opoku-Anani J, Abi KhalilED, Marfori C. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2017 Mar – Apr;24(3):420-425. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2016.12.016. Epub 2016 Dec 24.

9.Magnetic resonance imaging correlation to intraoperative findings of deeply infiltrative endometriosis.Ito TE, Abi Khalil ED, Taffel M, Moawad GN.Fertil Steril. 2017 Feb;107(2):e11-e12. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2016.10.024. Epub 2016 Nov 22.

10.Abdominal Approaches to Tissue Containment and Extraction in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.Moawad GN, Samuel D, Abi Khalil ED.J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2016 Nov – Dec;23(7):1032. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2016.05.014. Epub 2016 Jun 12.

11.Robotic Cerclage in Advanced-stage Endometriosis.Moawad GN, Abi Khalil ED, Samuel D.J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2016 Nov – Dec;23(7):1026-1027. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2016.04.010. Epub 2016 Apr 27.

12.Urethral Solitary Fibrous Tumor: A Rare Pathologic Diagnosis of a Periurethral Mass.Moawad GN, Abi Khalil ED, Silverbrook C, Barak S, Semerjian A, Phillips M.Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2016;2016:2798079. doi: 10.1155/2016/2798079. Epub 2016 Aug 8.

13.First described case of group B streptococcus pelvic abcess in a patient with no medical comorbidities. Tyan P, Abi Khalil ED, Dwarki K, Moawad G, Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2016 ;2016:3724706. doi: 10.1155/2016/3724706. Epub 2016 Jul 27

14.Spontaneous Bilateral Ectopic Pregnancy: A Case-Report. Abi Khalil ED, Mufarrij SM, Moawad GN, Mufarrij IS.J Reprod Med. 2016 May-Jun;61(5-6):306-8.

15.Tips and Tricks: Single-Site Robotic-Assisted Myomectomy.Moawad GN, Samuel D, Abi Khalil ED.J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2016 Sep-Oct;23(6):861. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2016.04.003. Epub 2016 May 12.

16.A Case of Recurrent Rudimentary Horn Ectopic Pregnancies Managed by Methotrexate Therapy and Laparoscopic Excision of the Rudimentary Horn. Moawad GN, Abi Khalil ED.Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2016;2016:5747524. doi: 10.1155/2016/5747524. Epub 2016 Feb 7.

17.Comparison of methods of morcellation: manual versus power.Moawad GN, Abi KhalIL ED, Opoku-Anane J, Marfori CQ, Harman AC, Fisher S, Levy M, Robinson JK. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2016 Jan;95(1):52-4. doi: 10.1111/aogs.12783. Epub 2015 Oct 19.

18.Asherman syndrome: an overview. Abi Khalil ED, Moawad GN, Gaba N. Contemporary OB/GYN.2015

19.Overview of Robotics in ObGyn surgery – Abi Khalil ED, Grow DR .The Female Patient. 2010

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