Aayed R Alqahtani, Prof., FRCSC FACS
  • Professor and Consultant of MIS and Obesity Surgery
  • New You Medical Center
  • Riyadh Saudi Arabia


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 currently the President of Saudi Arabian Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (SASMBS) and President of Gulf Obesity Surgery Society (GOSS). He is the Director of International Bariatric Club (IBC) Middle East & Africa. 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 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 Montreal. 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 demonstrates 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.