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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 www.soard.org 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.

  • IFSO members of Latin America, European, and Asian Pacific chapters can now take advantage of discounted SOARD subscription pricing. IFSO members can learn more by visiting our online subscription page.

  • 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 Facebook. Follow the link from Facebook and request to join this closed group discussion. Your request to join will be approved by the SOARD Social Media Editor, Dr. Richard Peterson. Each month one article is chosen and made available for download from the journal’s official site. At the direction of the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Peterson moderates the monthly journal club, and selects the articles for discussion. The authors of the papers are invited to act as guest moderators for their articles along with Dr. Peterson. Please direct questions about the journal club to info@asmbs.org.

August 2016 Journal Club
“Hosptial variation in rates of acid-reducing mediction use after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy”
Discussion takes place August 25-27, 2016
Moderator: Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS

June 2016 Journal Club
“The effect of pregnancy before and/or after bariatric surgery on weight loss”
Discussion took place June 29-30, 2016
Moderator: Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS

May 2016 Journal Club
“One or two steps for laparoscopic conversion of failed adjustable gastric banding to sleeve gastrectomy: a nationwide French study on 3357 morbidly obese patients”
Discussion took place May 26-28, 2015
Moderator: Author Ramzi Alami, MD, FACS

January 2016 Journal Club
“Bowel obstruction rates in antecolic/antegastric versus retrocolic/retrogastric Roux limb gastric bypass: a meta-analysis”
Discussion took place January 27-30, 2016
Moderator: Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS


SOARD CME 

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

2015

What could happen if you insert a BioEnterics intragastric balloon after sleeve gastrectomy?
Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 11 (2015) e39–e41

What could happen if you insert a BioEnterics intragastric balloon after sleeve gastrectomy?
Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases , Volume 11 , Issue 5 , 1004 – 1007

Laparoscopic cyst-gastrostomy after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 11 (2015) 975–977

Gastroesophageal reflux in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: hiatal findings and their management influence outcome
Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases , Volume 11 , Issue 3 , 530 – 537

2014

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]

2013

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