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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 digital subscriptions to SOARD. Print versions may be purchased at a discounted price. Integrated health members may receive a subscription to the digital and print versions of SOARD at a discounted price. 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. At the direction of the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Peterson moderates the quartlery journal club, and selects the articles for discussion. One article is chosen and made available for download from the journal’s official site. 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.

December 2019 Journal Club

"Morbid obesity with ventral hernia: is concomitant bariatric surgery with laparoscopic ventral hernia mesh repair the best approach? An experience of over 150 cases"
Discussion took place December 26-28
Moderators: Carlos Galvani, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS
Co-Moderator: Dr. Praveen Raj

October 2019 Journal Club

"Conception rates and contraceptive use after bariatric surgery among women with infertility: Evidence from a prospective multicenter cohort study"
Discussion took place October 10 2019
Moderators: Carlos Galvani, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS

May 2019 Journal Club

"Cost analysis of robotic sleeve gastrectomy (R-SG) compared with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (L-SG) in a single academic center: debunking a myth!"
Discussion took place May 30 – June 1, 2016
Moderators: Carlos Galvani, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS
Co-Moderators: Maher El Chaar, MD and Rami Lutfi, MD FACS FASMBS

April 2019 Journal Club

"Bad words: why language counts in our work with bariatric patients"
Discussion took place April 18-22
Moderator: Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS
Co-Moderators: Stephanie Sogg, PhD, John B Dixon, MD, PhD, and Nina Crowley, PhD, RD, LD

December 2018 Journal Club

"Brazilian Intragastric Balloon Consensus Statement (BIBC): practical guidelines based on experience of over 40,000 cases"
Discussion took place December 27-30
Moderator: Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS

October 2018 Journal Club

"10-year follow-up after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: Outcomes in a monocentric series"
Discussion took place October 11-18, 2018
Moderator: Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS
Co-Moderators: Giovanni Casella and Carlos Galvani, MD, FACS, FASMBS

July 2018 Journal Club

"Conversion of standard Roux-en-Y gastric bypass to distal bypass for weight loss failure and metabolic syndrome: 3-year follow-up and evolution of technique to reduce nutritional complications"
Discussion took place July 12-16
Moderator: Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS
Co-Moderators: Saber Ghiassi, MD, MPH, Keith Booth, MD, FASMBS, Kelvin Higa, MD, FASMBS, Eric DeMaria, MD, FASMBS, and Carlos Galvani, MD, FACS, FASMBS

May 2018 Journal Club

"Portomesenteric vein thrombosis in sleeve gastrectomy: A 10-year review"
Discussion took place May 10-14, 2018 Moderator: Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS
Co-Moderator: Ken Loi, MD, David Martin, MD, Mb, ChB, FACS, Farah Husain, MD, FACS, and Carlos Galvani, MD, FACS, FASMBS

February 2018 Journal Club

"Postoperative outcomes in baritric surgical patients participating in an insurance-mandated preoperative weight management program" Discussion took place February 14-15, 2018
Moderator: Richard M. Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS
Co-Moderator: John Scott, MD, FACS, FASMBS


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.


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