Dr. Naif Alenazi


Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon

  • Head of general surgery Department– Saudi Arabia – Riyadh.
  • Completed his medical degree at King Saud University, Riyadh.
  • Residency in General Surgery at King Khalid University Hospital in Riyadh,
  • Bariatric surgery fellowship at mount Sinai medical center in new york, USA, where the first laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy performed and its considered one of the largest and best centers in new york city in united states
  • Bariatric, laparoscopic and Robotic surgery, at the Sacre-Coeur Hospital, University of Montreal, which is the largest weight loss surgery center in the Montreal area, and one of the busiest in Canada.
  • Master degree in Healthcare Management at McGill University, Canada.
  • Recognized as obesity counselor from the American association of bariatric counselor, 9- Fellow of American society of bariatric and metabolic surgery
  • Fellow of American college of surgeons
  • Fellow of international college of surgeons


  • First Recognized counselor for obesity in Saudi Arabia
  • Reviewer for Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases Journal
  • Member of Continuing Education Committee at SAGES
  • Member of Obesity Prevention Committee at ASMBS
  • Member of communication committee at society of surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Member of marketing-communication committee at Obesity Medicine association
  • Member of Membership Committee at ASMBS
  • Member of fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery committee at SAGES
  • Member of obesity Algorithm committee at ASBP
  • Editorial Board Member of juniper online journal
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Universal Surgery
  • Editorial Board American Journal of innovative Research & Applied Sciences
  • Editorial Board Member of Asian Council of science editors
  • Associate Editor Member of obesity and metabolic surgery Med Crave online journal
  • Reviewer at the Insight Knowledge journal
  • Member of Asis-Pacific Metabolic and Bariatric surgery society

Has dedicated his professional career to the treatment of morbid obesity. Furthermore, he is involved in training residents and fellows on advanced laparoscopy and obesity surgery and have held many administrative positions during his career in Saudi Arabia. His research interests include clinical outcomes from various bariatric surgical procedures and investigations on the impact of bariatric surgery on type 2 diabetes.

He participate in research articles related to obesity disease , wrote book chapters with well known names in surgical field . he is speaker in national and international conferences.


Bariatric and Metabolic surgery

Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz hospital – Riyadh


  • MBBS Faculty of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh
  • Diploma in advanced laparoscopic general surgery, Strasburg, France
  • European Board of General Surgery
  • Saudi board in general surgery
  • Fellow of International College of Surgeons (FICS)
  • Fundamental of laparoscopic surgery Certificate FLS
  • Fellow of Bariatric, Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery, Montreal Canada
  • Fellow of American Bariatric Counselor – FABC
  • Master of Healthcare Management -McGill University
  • Fellow of Bariatric surgery – New York , USA
  • Fellow of American Surgical education – FASE
  • universite de montreal
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • mount sinai
  • Prince Mohamed bin Abdulaziz Hospital
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
  • King Khalid University Hospital
  • American Association of Bariatric Counselors
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • mc gill
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • surgery for obesity and related diseases
  • The International College of Surgeons (ICS)
  • juniper online journal of case studies
  • Obesity Medicine
  • journal of universal surgery
  • american journal of innovative research & applied sciences
  • asian council of science editors
  • medcrave
  • insight knowledge
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Specialized Medical Center
  • Saudi German Hospitals