About IBC

What is International Bariatric Club?

This group is dedicated for experts in bariatric and metabolic medicine and surgery. It contains highly professional content only. Please do not share private issues and photos. Membership needs to verified by the Administrator. 

IBC Key Functions

  • Organizes World Congresses at the Oxford University
  • Shares and archives bariatric surgery videos, articles, and presentations relevant to management of intraoperative and post-operative complications.
  • Serves as a forum for daily requests for opinions and live discussions by members on clinical questions and problems.
  • Hosts live video‐streaming Webinars.
  • Participates in national and international meetings relevant to Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.


The IBC presents the activities and features noted above. The IBC Facebook Group page provides an international forum with friendly interaction, for practical and academic bariatric surgical problem cases, questions, controversial issues and instructive videos, including webinars. The opinions are those of the participating surgeons, interested in assisting each other. The Group is Private – only for Members

None of the information provided by IBC can be use by patients or other participants in clinical decision making.

IBC is not responsible for any health care decision making.

IBC Committee Members

Tomasz G. Rogula, MD, PhD, FACS. USA


Executive Director, Founder

Haris Khwaja, BSc (Lond), MB, BS (Lond), DPhil (Oxon), FRCS (Eng)


Co-Founder, Director Global Education, Director IBC Oxford University Congress 

Ariel Ortiz, MD, FACS


Director Global Communication, Director IBC TV

Manoel Galvao Neto, MD


Director, Global Innovations