Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD)

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.

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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