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 About the Society

Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI) is a collective of bariatric surgeons, endocrinologists, nutritionists, and psychologists. 

Since its inception in 2002 , OSSI members have worked together to understand, share, audit, and advance the knowledge in bariatric sciences. Dr Shrihari Dhorepatil is the founder President of OSSI. It became associated with IFSO in 2003 and hosted the annual IFSO conference in 2012 as well as IFSO-APC in 2017. OSSI past president Dr Pradeep Chowbey has served as IFSO President for the term 2012-2013.

With more than 425 members, it is one of the most dynamic surgical societies of India. On an average 20,000 bariatric surgeries are performed each year.  These large numbers have led to many collaborative projects through the last few years, resulting in some landmark publications. Today OSSI is known for its continued commitment to teaching and training. Apart from annual OSSICON, it organises multiple OSSI endorsed events through the year. FMBS( Fellowship in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery) is the first structured bariatric fellowship in India and was started by OSSI in 2019. 

Centre of Excellence initiative was started by OSSI in 2018 as its commitment to provide quality bariatric care. So far 21 centres have been recognized as COE  by OSSI. 

Journal of Bariatric Surgery is natural addition in the continued efforts of OSSI to contribute to the bariatric sciences. Since geographical variations are long known to influence the physiological profiles of patients, it make sense to have a journal that represents the regional population. We look forward to high- quality contributions from the bariatric community

  About the Journal

Journal of Bariatric Surgery, a publication of Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI), is a peer-reviewed print + online 3 Issues journal. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.jbsonline.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

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  Scope of the journal


To publish peer-reviewed scientific articles in the field of

  1. Obesity Surgery(Bariatric Surgery)
  2. Metabolic Surgery
  3. Bariatric Nutrition
  4. Impact on obesity related co-morbidities & associated complications  – type 2 diabetes, cancers, PCOD, OSA, psychological issues etc.

Scope -

The Journal of Bariatric Surgery (JBS) publishes original research, comprehensive reviews, brief communications, editorials, and letters to the editor in the field of bariatric and metabolic surgery.

The journal invites submissions in all areas of science related to bariatric and metabolic surgery including all associated health issues.

Sub-topic-based Supplements are likely to be published regularly. This allows the journal to highlight issues relevant to bariatric practitioners working in Asia Pacific region as well as other countries. JBS is free access in the true sense of the word, (it charges neither authors nor readers) and this enhances its global appeal.

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