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  Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology (ISSN-1319-3767) is published Bimonthly by the Saudi Gastroenterology Association (SGA)
website is: The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles covering all the aspects of digestive diseases, including the prevention, diagnosis and management and related genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology as relevant to gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders.

The journal provides immediate free access to its scientific contents and does not charge the authors fee for submission, processing or publication of the manuscripts. Manuscripts could be submitted online from

All correspondences, subscription and advertising information should be addressed to The Editors, The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Unit, King Khalid University Hospital, P.O. Box 2925, Riyadh 11461, Saudi Arabia Tel: +966-1-4671215, Fax +966-1-4671217 Or sent electronically to [email protected]

All articles published represent the opinion of the authors and not reflect the official policy of the Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology. Similarly, advertisements appearing in this journal do not neither mean endorsement nor approval of the quality or the value of the product by the Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology. All rights are reserved to the journal. No part may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission from the editors. 

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This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

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  Editorial Board  



Faisal M. Sanai

Gastroenterology Section, Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Email: [email protected]



  • Abdulrahman A. Al Hussaini: Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Children’s Specialized Hospital, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Email: [email protected]

  • Majid Al Madi: Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, King Saud University Medical City, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Email: [email protected]

  • Mahmoud H. Mosli: College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Email: [email protected]

  • Bandar Aljudaibi: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA

Email: [email protected]

  • Eman Al Sulais: Gastroenterology Department, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Email: [email protected]

  • Majid Alsahafi: Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  Email: [email protected]


  1. Alan Barkun

Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Email: [email protected]

  1. Vinay Dhir

Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences, Mumbai, India.

Email: [email protected]

  1. D. Nageshwar Reddy

Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India

Email: [email protected]

  1. Mohammad Al-Haddad

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Section of Interventional Endoscopy, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Email: [email protected]

  1. Lawrence Ho Khek Yu,

NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, National University Hospital.

Email: [email protected]

  1. Talat Bessissow

Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, McGill University Health Center

Email: [email protected]

  1. Muhammad Khalid Hasan

Center for Interventional Endoscopy, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL

Email: [email protected]

  1. Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh 

Department of Surgery, The Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Email: [email protected]

  1. Yousuke Nakai

Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Email: [email protected]

  1. Emad S Aljahdli

Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Email: [email protected]

  1. Said Albusafi

Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Unit, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

Email: [email protected]

  1. Talal Altaweel

Haya Al-Habeeb Gastroenterology Center, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Email: [email protected]

  1. Omar I Saadah

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Email: [email protected]

  1. Massimo Colombo

Department of Gastroenterology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

Email: [email protected]

  1. Tarik Asselah

Service d'Hépatologie, Beaujon Hospital, INSERM, University of Paris Diderot, Paris, France

Email: [email protected]

  1. Samuel S Lee

Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

Email: [email protected]

  1. Fares Alahdab

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Preventative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Email: [email protected]

  1. Eric Yoshida

Division of Gastroenterology, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Email: [email protected]

  1. Professor Nedim Hadzic

Paediatric Centre for Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, King's College Hospital, London, UK

e-mail: [email protected]

  1. Prof. Riccardo Troncone

Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Federico II ,Naples, Italy 

e-mail: [email protected]  

  1. Samir Softic

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Harvard Medical Scholl

Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA

e-mail: [email protected]

  1. Anil Dhawan, MD

Pediatric Liver Unit, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  1. Ajay Kaul, MD

GI operations at Liberty Campus, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition,

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

e-mail: [email protected]

  1. Harland S Winter

Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, USA

e-mail:  [email protected]  

  1. Wael El-Matary

Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

e-mail: [email protected]

  1. Nasser Al-Sanea

Section of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center,

Faculty of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Email: [email protected]



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