Saudi General Surgery Society Conference


Prof. Aayed Alqahtani

  • Professor Aayed Alqahtani is currently a professor and a consultant of MIS and
    Obesity Surgery and the CEO of New You Medical Center. He is the Director of King
    Saud’s University’s Obesity Chair and one of the prominent bariatric surgeons
    worldwide. Prof. Alqahtani is the Past President of The International Pediatric
    Endoscopy Group (IPEG); Founder & Past President of its Middle East Chapter. Past
    President of Pan Arab Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (PASMBS). He is the
    Director of International Bariatric Club (IBC) Middle East & Africa.
  • He received his medical education with honors from King Saud University, Riyadh.
    He did post graduate training in McGill University, obtained his fellowship (FRCSC) in
    general surgery from the Royal College of Physician & Surgeon of Canada and the
    American Board of General Surgery (FACS) with specialized training in minimally
    invasive surgery at McGill University Canada and Denver, USA. He was featured on
    the Dean’s Honors List of Excellent Results in Postdoctoral Training in University of
  • Prof. Alqahtani is a strong advocate of providing weight loss surgery for adult and
    severely obese children and adolescents, and has published numerous studies on the
    safety and efficacy of this solution in young age groups. Notably, recent publications
    authored by Prof. Alqahtani demonstrate that bariatric surgery does not alter the
    growth of young children.
  • He has published many articles, chapters and books. He has been the guest speakers
    in more than 300 international events and over 200 peer-reviewed presentations at
    national and international meetings. He is faculty of many national and international
    training courses and workshop in MIS, Robotic and Obesity. He is very active in
    numerous national and international societies, and he is a reviewer and sits on
    the editorial board of many respected medical journals.