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Call for papers - Bariatric surgery

Guest Editors:

Arda Isik: Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey
Imtiaz Wani: Government Gousia Hospital, India

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 30 September 2024


BMC Surgery is calling for submissions to the Collection on 'Bariatric surgery', focusing on recent advancements including new procedures, personalized treatment, postoperative complications, and weight loss after surgery, etc. Obesity is associated with many chronic diseases which could be life-threatening. These conditions can be greatly attenuated after weight loss. Bariatric/metabolic surgery has been well accepted by morbid obese patients as an effective and safe approach. It can fundamentally solve the problem of food intake and nutrient absorption by rebuilding the gastrointestinal and digestive system.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Arda Isik: Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey

Prof Arda Isik is a qualified general surgeon who has been granted FEBS and FACS certifications. He has successfully performed over 5,000 operations and conducted 50,000 clinical examinations. The majority of these operations were carried out using minimally invasive techniques, primarily for breast-, thyroid-, gastric-, and colon cancer cases. Prof Isik's research interests lie in experimental surgery, particularly ischemia-reperfusion models involving oxidative agents and burn models.

Imtiaz Wani: Government Gousia Hospital, India                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Dr Imtiaz Wani works as a Consultant Surgeon at Government Gousia Hospital, Directorate of Health Services, in Srinagar, Kashmir, India. He obtained his Master of Surgery degree from SMHS Hospital, GMC Srinagar. Dr Wani specializes in laparoscopic-, gastrointestinal-, hepatobiliary surgery, hernia repair, and emergency surgery. His primary focus is on elective and emergency gastrointestinal surgery, as well as keeping up with the latest technological innovations in minimally invasive surgery. He has received numerous international awards in recognition of his dedication to the field of surgery.


About the collection

Obesity is associated with many chronic diseases which could be life-threatening. These conditions can be greatly attenuated after weight loss. For people with moderate obesity, weight loss through diet and exercise is possible. However, it is very hard to sustain weight loss for people with class III obesity without aggressive intervention. Bariatric/metabolic surgery has been adopted in clinics for about 70 years, and it has been well accepted by morbid obese patients as an effective and safe approach. It can fundamentally solve the problem of food intake and nutrient absorption by rebuilding the gastrointestinal and digestive system. 
To discuss recent advancements in bariatric surgery, we have decided to launch a BMC Surgery collection, “Bariatric surgery”. We invite submissions from all aspects of this developing field including, but not limited to:

  • new procedures
  • personalized treatment
  • postoperative complications
  • sustain weight loss after surgery

When submitting your work, please indicate in your cover letter that it is intended for the "Bariatric surgery" collection. You can email your pre-submission queries to the Editor of BMC Surgery at guangde.tu@biomedcentral.com.

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  1. This study aimed to examine the correlation between preoperative body mass index (BMI) and adequate percentage of total weight loss (TWL%) outcome and present evidence of tiered treatment for patients with obe...

    Authors: Guanyang Chen, Zhehong Li, Liang Wang, Qiqige Wuyun, Qing Sang, Jing Wang, Zheng Wang, Chenxu Tian, Chengyuan Yu, Buhe Amin, Nengwei Zhang and Qing Fan
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2024 24:178
  2. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy combined with fundoplication (LSGFD) can significantly control body weight and achieve effective anti-reflux effects. The aim of this study is to investigate the correlation bet...

    Authors: Xin Li, Aikebaier Aili, Aliyeguli Aipire, Pierdiwasi Maimaitiyusupu, Maimaitiaili Maimaitiming and Kelimu Abudureyimu
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2024 24:176
  3. Hypoalbuminemia and anemia are commonly observed indications for one anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) reversal and remain significant concerns following the procedure. Sufficient common channel limb length (C...

    Authors: Elyas Mostafapour, Masoumeh Shahsavan, Shahab Shahabi Shahmiri, Noura Jawhar, Omar M. Ghanem and Mohammad Kermansaravi
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2024 24:156
  4. Mitochondria dysfunction is one of the major causes of insulin resistance, and other countless complications of obesity. PGC-1α, and UCP-2 play key roles in energy expenditure regulation in the mitochondrial t...

    Authors: Mahsa Hatami, Mohammad Hassan Javanbakht, Neda Haghighat, Zahra Sohrabi, Rahman Yavar, Abdolreza Pazouki and Gholamreza Mohammadi Farsani
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2024 24:129
  5. Patients with class I obesity may need metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) in the presence of obesity-associated medical problems, but MBS in this class of obesity is under debate. This study aimed to invest...

    Authors: Mohammad Kermansaravi, Rohollah Valizadeh, Masoumeh Shahsavan, Seyyed Adel Maleknia, Foolad Eghbali, Abdolreza Pazouki and Shahab Shahabi Shahmiri
    Citation: BMC Surgery 2024 24:6

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Bariatric Surgery" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.