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Obesity Surgery

Obesity Surgery

The Journal of Metabolic Surgery and Allied Care

Editor-in-Chief: Scott Shikora

ISSN: 0960-8923 (print version)
ISSN: 1708-0428 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11695

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Scott Shikora, MD, FACS, USA 

Editorial Office:
Deana Rodriguez, Managing Editor
Phone: +1 (562) 961-9928
Email: obsu.rodriguez@gmail.com

Advisory Editors:

Paul O’Brien, MD, Australia

Ricardo Cohen, MD, Brazil

Michel Suter, MD, Switzerland

Stacy Brethauer, MD, USA

Salman Al-Sabah, MD, Kuwait

Associate Editors:

Luigi Angrisani, MD, Italy

Wendy Brown, PhD, Australia

Jean-Marc Chevallier, MD, Italy

Jerome Dargent, MD, France

Paul Davidson, PhD, USA

Andrew de Beaux, MD, UK

John B. Dixon, MD, PhD, Australia

Joel Faintuch, MD, PhD, Brazil

Armour Forse, MD, PhD, USA

Michel Gagner, MD, Canada

Arthur Garrido, Jr, MD, PhD, Brazil

Jan Willem Greve, MD, PhD, Netherlands

Miguel Herrera, MD, Mexico

Daniel Herron, MD, USA

Jacques Himpens, MD, Belgium

Kellene Isom, MS, RD, LDN, USA

Wei-Jei Lee, MD, PhD, Taiwan

Kamal Mahawar, MS, MSc, FRCSEd, UK

Melissa Majumdar, MD, RD, CSOWM, LDN, CPT, USA

Peter Nau, MD, USA

Abdelrahman Nimeri, MD, UAE

Walter Pories, MD, PhD, USA

Malcolm Robinson, MD, USA

Raul Rosenthal, MD, USA

Mitchell Roslin, MD, USA

David Sarwer, PhD, USA

Phillippe Topart, MD, France

Antonio Torres, MD, PhD, Spain

Rudolf Weiner, MD, PhD, Germany

Richard Welbourn, MD, UK

Mariusz Wylezol, MD, Poland

Editorial Board

Gianfranco Adami, MD, Italy

Ali Aminian, MD, USA

Anna Casajoana Badia, PhD, Spain

Dale Bond, PhD, USA

Robert Brolin, MD, USA

Cynthia Buffington, PhD, USA

Paul Robert Burton, MBBS, Australia

Luca Busetto, MD, Italy

Guilherme M Campos, MD, USA

Miguel-Angel Carbajo, MD, PhD, Spain

Judy Chen, MD, USA

Pradeep Chowbey, MD, India

Anthony Clough, MBBS, Australia

Karen J. Coleman, MS, PhD, USA

Richard Corcelles, MD, PhD, Spain

Daniel Cottam, MD, USA

Susan Cummings, MS, RD, USA

Felipe de la Cruz Vigo, MD, PhD, Spain

Maurizio De Luca, MD, Italy

Silvia Faria, PhD, Brazil

Francis Finucane, MD, FRCPI, Ireland

Barry Fisher, MD, USA

Karen Flanders, RN, USA

Eldo Frezza, MD, USA

Martin Fried, MD, PhD, Czech Republic

Gema Fruhbeck, MD, PhD, Spain

Manoel Galvao Neto, MD, Brazil

Antonio Gangemi, MD, FACS, USA

Amador García Ruiz de Gordejuela, Spain

Khaled Gawdat, MD, MBBCH, MS, PhD, Egypt

Bruno Geloneze, MD, PhD, Brazil

John Gleysteen, MD, USA

David Goitein, MD, Israel

John C. Gould, MD, USA

Kevin Helling, MD, USA

Jitka Herlesova, PhD, Czech Republic

Donald Hess, MD, USA

Kelvin Higa, MD, USA

Fritz Horber, MD, Switzerland

Antonio Iannelli, MD, PhD, France

Kenneth Jones, Jr., MD, USA

W. Konrad Karcz, MD, Germany

Radwan Kassir, MD, France

Mohd Yasser Kayyal, MD, FRCS, FACS, Ireland

Andrei Keidar, MD, Israel

Lillian Kow, FRACS, Australia

Sophie Krueger, MD, Germany

Hendrikus Lemmens, MD, PhD, USA

Robert Lim, MD, USA

Conor Magee, MD, FRCS, UK

Tom Mala, PhD, MD, Norway

Ryan Marek, PhD, USA

Giuseppe Marinari, MD, Italy

Samer Mattar, MD, USA

Corrigan McBride, MD, USA

Karl Miller, MD, Austria

Geltrude Mingrone, MD, PhD, Italy

Reinhard Mittermair, MD, Austria

John Morton, MD, USA

Jean Mouiel, MD, France

Colm O'Boyle, MA, FRCSI, Ireland

Robert O’Rourke, MD, USA

Dimitrios Papamargaritis, PhD, UK

Manish Parikh, MD, USA

Ralph Peterli, MD, PhD, Switzerland

Tarissa Petry, MD, Brazil

Alfons Pomp, MD, USA

Jamie Ponce, MD, USA

Dimitri Pournaras, PhD, FRCS, UK

Brian Quebbemann, MD, USA

Almino Ramos, MD, Brazil

Fabian Reche, MD, France

Christine Ren Fielding, MD, USA

Jose Rodriguez Villarreal, MD, Mexico

Lincoln Rothwell, MBChB, FRACS, Australia

Moshe Rubin, MD, Israel

Alan Saber, MD, USA

Nasser Sakran, MD, Israel

Andrés Sánchez-Pernaute, MD, PhD, Spain

Carlos Aurelio Schiavon, MD, Brazil

Adriano Segal, MD, Brazil

Shashank Shah, MD, India

Ashish Sinha, MD, USA

Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD, USA

Kristine Steffen, PhD, USA

Christine Stroh, MD, Germany

Mustafa Taskin, MD, Turkey

Colleen Tewksbury, PhD, MRH, RD, LDN, USA

J. Graham Thomas, PhD, USA

Tess van der Merwe, PhD, South Africa

Peter Vasas, PhD, UK

Joseph Vidal, MD, Spain

Antonio Vitiello, MD, USA

Bart van Wagensveld, PhD, Netherlands

Alan Wittgrove, MD, USA

Yury Yashkov, MD, PhD, Russia

Natan Zundel, MD, Colombia

IFSO Representative
Almino Ramos, MD, Brazil

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus and Founding Editor
Mervyn Deitel, MD, Canada

Co-Editor-in-Chief Emeritus and Founding Editor
George S.M. Cowan, Jr., MD, USA

Editors Emeritus
Henry Buchwald, MD, USA

Nicola Scopinaro, MD, Italy

Wei-Jei Lee, MD, PhD, Taiwan

John Melissas, MD, PhD, FACS, Greece

John Morton, MD, USA

Walter Pories, MD, PhD, USA

Malcolm Robinson, MD, USA

Raul Rosenthal, MD, USA

Mitchell Roslin, MD, USA

David Sarwer, PhD, USA

Antonio Torres, MD, PhD, Spain

Rudolf Weiner, MD, PhD, Germany

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    Obesity Surgery is the official journal of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders. The journal represents one of the premier forums for the dissemination of research and clinical knowledge within the international community of bariatric/metabolic treatment providers of all disciplines. Obesity Surgery communicates the latest research, surgical and endoscopic techniques, and most recent advances in the integrated health care for the treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders. 

    The journal publishes highly selective invited and unsolicited peer-reviewed articles involving all aspects of the management and care of patients suffering from obesity. Though there is an emphasis on bariatric/metabolic surgery, the journal is comprehensive in covering the medical management of obesity, general surgery, endoscopy, nutritional science, behavioral science, anesthesia, plastic surgery after weight loss, exercise physiology, endocrinology, diabetology, treatment for eating disorders, and medicolegal issues.

    Obesity Surgery features thought leaders from around the world in each of the key disciplines involved in the treatment of obesity, who conduct completely blind reviews of submissions. Article types include: Original Contributions, Video Submissions, Brief Communications, New Concepts, Review Articles, How I Do It, Letters to the Editor (typically with an invited Reply), Commentaries (upon invitation), as well as meeting Abstracts.

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