January 2018 marks a new epoch in the
evolution of the Saudi Arabian Society of
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Beginning its third cycle of three years, as an organization it has come forward with a system that guarantees Transparency and Fairness. It has come a long way from barely 5 to about 85 members, a dedicated team of qualified doctors of varying specialties’ to bariatric surgery and obesity.
The Newly Elected Board includes the esteemed Prof. Dr. Adnan A. Mufti as President. Dr. M.K. Mirza Gari as the Vice president and further 9 members, encompassing Bariatric Surgeons and Obesity certified Doctors, who come from all over the kingdom selected via electronic ballot, all coming together to form a perfect amalgam of Experience and Advanced Techniques. The Official Journal of the Society, the Saudi Journal of Obesity, has successfully published 5 Volumes with bi annual issues. The Society has also now undertaken the sole responsibility of inducting new members interested in further pursuing a career in bariatric surgery by helping, training and handling the process of registration of all members to IFSO, The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity. It has set in place the creation of various committees’ i.e. The Scientific Education, Membership, Communication and Community Awareness Committee. Further undertaking the challenge to create a National Registry of Doctors, for Bariatric Surgery and Obesity. This is a testament to the bright progressive future of the Society.