Dr. Khayal Alkayal

Title: Consultant

Hospital / City: King Khalid University Hosital

Email: [email protected]



  • 2000 - M.B; B.S. (Medical Doctor Degree), King Saud University(KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, GPA 3.96 out of 5 (Very Good).
  • 2007 - Specialist Certificate of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in General Surgery (FRCSC).
  • 2008 - Colorectal Research Fellowship, Sigalet lab, University of Calgary.
  • 2009 - Specialist Certificate of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Colorectal Surgery (FRCSC Colorectal).
  • 2009 - Intuitive surgical certificate in robotic colorectal surgery.
  • 2009 - Training in robotic and laparoscopic colorectal surgery under the mentorship of prof. Kim Seon-Hahn in Korea University Anam hospital, Seoul, South Korea.


Training and appointments:

  • April 2000 to March 2001 - Internship, Major teaching hospitals in Riyadh.  
  • April 2001 to June 2002 - Surgical Demonstrator, Faculty of Medicine, King Saud University, Involved in the research activities and teaching.
  • July 2002 to 2007 - Residency, General Surgery Residency Program, University of Manitoba.
  •  uly 2007 to 2009 - Fellowship Colorectal Surgery Residency Program, University of Calgary.        
  • October 2009 to December 2009 - Fellowship, Robotic Colorectal Surgery training, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.
  • January 2010 - Assistant professor of surgery and consultant colorectal surgeon, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Saud University. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • May 2010 - Fellow of the Saudi socity of colon and rectal surgery.
  • September 2010 - Head of colorectal division, dept. of surgery, king Khalid university hospital, King Saud University.
  • November 2012 - Head of general surgery division, dept. of surgery, king Khalid university hospital, King Saud University. 



  • Assigned as a member at large to the Membership committee of the American society of colon and rectal surgeons since 2014.
  • Assigned as an international delegate of the society  of laparoendoscopic surgeons.


Volunteer Experience:

  • Participated in various media press, media articles, and TV interviews.
  • In charge of colorectal awareness day organized by KKUH in 2010, SSCRS 2011,2012,2013.



  • Presenter at Several national meetings.
  • Presenter in SLS annual international meeting 2012,2013,2014
  • Invited to present and to be a faculty member at the ASCRS annual meeting 2014 (laparoscopic resection of mid-rectal cancer).

Research and Publications:

  Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Computed Tomography(CT) versus Ultrasonography(US) in the Diagnosis of Equivocal Acute Appendicitis: A Systemic Review 
  • Al-Khayal K,  Al-Omran M. (Submitted to Saudi Medical Journal).
  • Bowel function and its associated variables in Saudi adults. A population based study.
    • Zubaidi AM, Al-Saud NH, Al-Qahtani XA, Shaik SA, Abdulla MH, Al-Khayal KA, Al-Obeed OSaudi Med J. 2012 Jun;33(6):627-33.
  • Increased expression of tumor necrosis factor-α is associated with advanced colorectal cancer stages. Omar A Al Obeed, Khayal A Alkhayal, Abdulmalik Al Sheikh, Ahmad M Zubaidi, Mansoor-Ali Vaali-Mohammed, Robin Boushey, James H Mckerrow and Maha-Hamadien Abdulla.
  • Robotic general surgery experience: a gradualprogress from simple to more complex procedures .4 
    • M. Al-Naami, M. N. Anjum, A. Aldohayan, K. Al-Khayal, H. Alkharji.( Int J Med Robotics Comput Assist Surg 2013; 9: 486–491).
  • CT-Colonography after Incomplete Colonoscopy: Our Experience in a Tertiary Care Academic Center
  • Mohamed Sherif El-Sharkawy(1), Nizar A. Al-Nakshabandi(1), Ahmad Amer Al Boukai(1), Ahmad Mohammad
    • Zubaidi(2) Khayal Al-Khayal(2) Omar A. Al-Obeed(2) and Maged EL-Ghannam


Manuscripts Submitted to Peer-Reviewed Journals 

  • Al-Khayal K, Buie D, Hart D, Sigalet D Effect of Insulin-Like growth factor (IGF-1) on colonic anastomosis in a hypoxic Rat model.
  • Pro-operative ct-colonography in partially obstructed colon cancer, and its benefit in surgical management. A. Zubaidi , H. Al-Kharji 1, M. Abdulla, O. Al-Obeed , K. Al-Khayal , M. El-Sharkawy2, A. Al Boukai 2. (submitted to International Surgery November 2014). 
  • Anal Fistula Plug in Complex Anal Fistula: Long-Term MRI healing evidence. Ahmad Zubaidi, Obeed, -, Omar AlKhayal-ayal AlKhTuraiki, Muteb Alkubair -Rowais, Thamer Al-Mohmmad Al(submitted to the american colorectal society meeting, june 2015).
  • Laparoscopic Management of Complicated Crohn's Disease. K Al-Khayal, T.Bin Turaiki. 
  • Perforated Small Bowel Secondary to Metastatic Malignant Mesothelioma, Case Report and Review of Literature, K Al-Khayal, AlKharji H.