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Obesity Surgery

The Journal of Metabolic Surgery and Allied Care

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Obesity Surgery is a premier interdisciplinary and international forum for the dissemination of research and clinical knowledge on all aspects of bariatric/metabolic surgery.

  • Welcomes papers from all disciplines involved in the surgical treatment and care of patients suffering from severe obesity. With our focus on promoting inclusiveness, we aim to increase awareness of obesity and associated comorbid conditions, while also decreasing the stigma of obesity.
  • Publishes original research, clinical reports, current status, guidelines, historical notes, invited commentaries, letters to the editor, medicolegal issues, meeting abstracts, modern surgery/technical innovations, new concepts, reviews, scholarly presentations and opinions.
  • Benefits surgeons performing obesity/metabolic surgery, general surgeons and surgical residents, endoscopists, anesthetists, support staff, nurses, dietitians, psychiatrists, plastic surgeons, internists including endocrinologists and diabetologists, nutritional scientists, and those dealing with eating disorders.
  • Official journal of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), and an official journal of British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS).

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  • Scott Shikora
Impact factor
2.9 (2023)
5 year impact factor
3.0 (2023)
Submission to first decision (median)
7 days
1,291,280 (2023)

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  • After 30 Years — New Guidelines For Weight-Loss Surgery

    The ASMBS/IFSO Guidelines now recommend metabolic and bariatric surgery for individuals with a BMI of 35 or more “regardless of presence, absence, or severity of obesity-related conditions” and that it be considered for people with a BMI 30-34.9 and metabolic disease and in “appropriately selected children and adolescents.”

  • Consensus Statement

    Obesity is a complex medical condition and is influenced by several factors. Most of them are biological, beyond full personal control. The media, public, and even healthcare providers, including doctors, focus overwhelmingly on the contribution of individual choices and responsibility. We need to sum all efforts to eliminate weight stigmatization. 

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