A Few Words

About Our Clinic

For many, fighting obesity can be a difficult struggle yet a very important one. Morbid Obesity puts an extraordinary amount of stress on your body which can lead to serious conditions including:

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood pressure
  • Pain and Arthritis in joints
  • Reflux Disease
  • Cancer

Over time, obesity will cause a breakdown of your body’s systems. This can lead to a deterioration in your overall health and a decrease in your life expectancy. Bariatric Surgery is a powerful tool that helps reverse and even prevent the effects of morbid obesity.

NOVA Bariatrics

Dr. Alibhai

With Dr. Alibhai’s training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, he performs a wide range of general surgical procedures as well including:

  • Robotic Gallbladder surgery
  • Robotic hernia surgery
  • Acid Reflux surgery

Mustafa H. Alibhai, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Our Background

The Team at NOVA

Dr. Alibhai and the team at NOVA Bariatrics understand their patients’ goals in weight loss and treating obesity. They bring forward their experience and expertise to help those patients who have been unable to achieve significant weight loss through diet and modifications and exercise alone. Our team at NOVA works with each patient individually to develop the appropriate solution for weight loss and restoration of one’s health.

With Dr. Alibhai’s training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery he performs a wide range of general surgical procedures as well including:

  • Robotic gallbladder surgery
  • Robotic hernia surgery
  • Acid reflux surgery

About Doctor

Mustafa H. Alibhai, MD, FACS, FASMBS

General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, and Robotic Surgery



Dr. Mustafa Alibhai went on to practice in Houston and served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UT Health taking an active role in resident and fellow education and research activities.

Board-certified in surgery, and a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeons. He is the founder and president of NOVA Bariatrics and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Dr. Alibhai grew up in the heart of west Texas where hospitality is a way of life. He brings this warm and welcoming aspect of caring for his patients. He also enjoys being an active member of his community and spending time with his family.

Dr. Alibhai


  • Bachelor in Science- Southern Methodist University
  • Medical School- UT Southwestern
  • Residency- UT Southwestern
  • Bariatric Fellowship- Bariatric Medical Institute San Antonio
  • Robotic Fellowship- McGovern Medical School at UT Health Houston

Mustafa H. Alibhai, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Dr. Gulamhusein


  • UT Southwestern for medical school
  • General surgery training at the Stiny Brook University in Long Island
  • Fellowship training at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio

Taher Gulamhusein, MD

About Doctor

Dr. Gulamhusein

Member of ACS, ASMBS, SAGES, TABS, and TMA.


Dr. Gulamhusein is a fellowship trained general and bariatric surgeon. He was born and raised in Houston and went to the University of Texas at Austin for his bachelor’s degree. Thereafter, he was accepted to UT Southwestern for medical school, so this brought him to the Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex. It was during these four years that he fell in love with DFW.

During his fourth year of medical school, he did a sub-internship in Houston at the MD Anderson Cancer Center where he was inspired to pursue training in General Surgery.

He was mentored by Dr. Aurora Pryor, the former President of SAGES, during his general surgery training at the Stony Brook University in Long Island. During this time, he co-authored many scientific publications in the field of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, and he also wrote a book chapter for the SAGES Manual of Foregut Surgery on hiatal hernia repairs. He was inspired to pursue a specialization in bariatric surgery because of his great mentors.

He went on to complete his fellowship training at the prestigious bariatric surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio where he did over 100 bariatric operations in a single year. At the Cleveland Clinic he gained exposure to the most complex bariatric cases, and he considers himself fortunate to have trained under the world’s most renowned bariatric surgeons: Dr. Philip Schauer, Dr. Stacy Brethauer, and Dr. Ali Aminian.

Dr. Gulamhusein is passionate in the surgical treatment of morbid obesity, and he is excited to return to Dallas and join Dr. Alibhai at Nova Bariatrics & Minimally Invasive Surgery. He was drawn to the practice for its warm and family-oriented environment. Believe it or not, he’s known Dr. Alibhai for over 20 years. Dr. Alibhai was the chief resident when Dr. Gulamhusein was on his surgical rotations during medical school!

In his free time, he enjoys rooting for his Texas Longhorns, working out, and spending time with his wife and one-year old daughter.

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