Obesity Surgery is the official journal of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic disorders (IFSO). A journal for bariatric/metabolic surgeons, Obesity Surgery provides an international, interdisciplinary forum for communicating the latest research, surgical and laparoscopic techniques, for treatment of massive obesity and metabolic disorders. Topics covered include 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.

Obesity Surgery benefits surgeons performing obesity/metabolic surgery, general surgeons and surgical residents, endoscopists, anesthetists, support staff, nurses, dietitians, psychiatrists, psychologists, plastic surgeons, internists including endocrinologists and diabetologists, nutritional scientists, and those dealing with eating disorders.

  • Obesity Surgery is the official journal of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders [IFSO].
  • A premier interdisciplinary and international forum for the dissemination of research and clinical knowledge on all aspects of bariatric / metabolic surgery for anyone interested in this specialty.
  • Obesity Surgery features research and clinic work from around the world and welcomes papers from all of the disciplines involved in the surgical treatment and care of patients who suffer from severe obesity. The journal welcomes submissions concerning the state of the art management of these patients including bariatric / metabolic surgery, the increasing role of medical and endoscopic options, as well as the physical, psychological, nutritional and financial issues that are associated with the care of obese patients.
  • With a focus on promoting inclusiveness, Obesity Surgery aims to actively work internationally to increase the awareness of obesity and associated comorbid conditions while being committed to decreasing the stigma of obesity.
  • 98% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely or probably publish in the journal again.

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  • Scott Shikora
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3.412 (2019)
Impact factor
3.579 (2019)
Five year impact factor
30 days
Submission to first decision
100 days
Submission to acceptance
610,402 (2019)
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  • 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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