Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD) is the official journal of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This international journal is devoted to the publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts with objective data regarding techniques of the treatment of severe obesity.

Articles document the effects of surgically induced weight loss on obesity physiological, psychiatric and social co-morbidities. The Editorial Board includes internationally prominent individuals who are devoted to the optimal treatment of the severely obese and include internists, psychiatrists, surgeons, and nutritional experts.

To access SOARD articles online, visit to login.

Subscribe to SOARD

  • All ASMBS surgeon/physician members receive complimentary subscriptions to SOARD. Integrated health members can subscribe to SOARD for an additional fee. Learn more about ASMBS membership.

  • All others can subscribe to SOARD on the SOARD website.

SOARD Journal Club

The editors of SOARD host a monthly moderated Journal Club discussion group on Twitter, @SOARDJC, using #SOARDJC. Each month one article is chosen and made available to download from the journal’s official site. SOARD Editor-in-Chief presides over the monthly journal club, with Dr. Richard Peterson acting as the Journal Club’s Coordinator. Please direct questions about the journal club to

September 2015 Journal Club
“Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: Long-term weight loss outcomes
Discussion takes place September 24-30, 2015
Moderator: Author Douglas A. Hirth, MD

August 2015 Journal Club
“Laparoscopic cyst-gastrostomy after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy”
Discussion took place August 24-26, 2015
Moderator: Author Ramzi Alami, MD, FACS

July 2015 Journal Club
“Gastroesophageal reflux in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: hiatal findings and their management influence outcome”
Discussion took place July 20-23, 2015
Moderator: Author David Martin, MBBS, MD


Access the SOARD CME login page

The ASMBS would like to welcome you to SOARD Journal CME – a free CME service available to ASMBS members.

Two articles per issue, beginning with July/August 2012, are housed online for members to read, evaluate, complete a post-test for self-assessment, claim credits, and print CME certificates. Additional information and links related to SOARD and the SOARD Journal CME are available on the ASMBS website.

Read the article, complete your evaluations, and claim your credits all in one location! Be sure to take advantage of this exclusive CME opportunity.

Featured Articles


Impact of accreditation in bariatric surgery
Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 10 (2014)767-773

Three-year weight outcomes from a bariatric surgery registry in a large integrated healthcare system.
Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 10 (2014) 396-404

Changes in post-prandial glucose and pancreatic hormones, and steady-state insulin and free fatty acids after gastric bypass surgery
Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 10 (2014) 1-8

Is selection bias toward super obese patients in the rationing of metabolic surgery justified?
Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 9 (2013) 981-986 [/tab]


Endoluminal revision of gastric bypass for weight regain—a systematic review
Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 9 (2013) 335–343

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Perioperative Nutritional, Metabolic, and Nonsurgical Support of the Bariatric Surgery Patient — 2013 Update
Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 9 (2013) 159–191

Effects of bariatric surgery on diabetic nephropathy after 5 years of follow-up
Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 9 (2013) 7–14