Dr. Khaled Gawdat is the pioneer of morbid obesity surgery in the Middle East. He introduced obesity surgery to Egypt in 1996. Being a full time morbid obesity surgeon, he has extensive experience with all types of obesity operations، number of cases performed more than 2500 cases since 1996. He has pioneered performing obesity operations through a very small (5cm) incision as well as performing all procedures laparoscopically. His approach to obesity surgery is to tailor the obesity procedure to the individual patient. He has performed open surgery for weights up to 450 Kgs (>1000 lbs) and laparoscopic surgery for weights up to 300 Kgs (800 lbs). He also pioneered the post weight loss plastic surgery and devised the total body lifting procedure to accomplish complete body shaping in one session.