1.1. Introduction: Obesity is one of the greatest public health concerns in many industrialized countries. In Qatar and according to new data released by the Supreme Council of Health, the obesity epidemic has overtaken the US, with approximately 70% of people in Qatar are either overweight or obese Introduction. In Qatar, bariatric surgeries and IGBs have been used over the last few years for the treatment of obesity in both governmental and private health sectors. we do not have the local data showing their effectiveness and safety and whether they meet the international standards.