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SAGES Leads Multi-society State of the Art Consensus Conference on Prevention of Bile Duct Injury during Cholecystectomy. Read GSN Article here.

The Virtual Hernia Clinic has launched!

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The Virtual Hernia Clinic (VHC) is an interactive educational program that uses virtual patient simulations to model the fundamental knowledge, decision-making, and comprehensive management strategies utilized in caring for patients with hernias.

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The Safe Cholecystectomy Didactic Modules are now live!

“I have just completed the SAGES Safe Cholecystectomy modules online and I have to say that those modules were extremely well written and informative. I learned important techniques to be cognizant of in any gallbladder case, whether elective or urgent. These modules have changed how I approach lap choles and I feel should be an important part of our residency program training. Thanks to your colleagues at SAGES for creating such a well thought-out and informative course.”
Didactic modules can be accessed at no cost at:
Learners can now obtain 3 CME credits after completing the activity directly on the site at no cost

The curriculum includes:
  • Introduction
  • Anatomy
  • Pre-Op Assessment and Care
  • Access
  • Strategy of Dissection
  • Identification of biliary anatomy
  • Intra-op Imaging
  • Difficult Gallbladder
  • Identification and Management of Injury
  • Judgment
  • Post-op Care
  • Error Summary
We invite you to take advantage of this exciting new educational opportunity!

For questions or more information please contact SAGES Project Manager Betty Mulugeta:
Email: betty@sages.org
Phone 310-437-0544, ext 160

The SAGES Fundamentals Programs

Most Viewed Videos

Step-by-Step Guide to Performing a Laparoscopic Appendectomy: For learners

Teaching learners the basics behind a common procedure pt positioning–22 sec equipment–32 sec insufflation–50 sec port placement–58 sec single incision–1:10 procedural video–1:25 Keyword(s): appendicitis, Endocatch, Endoloop, endoscopic stapler, lap appy, mesoappendix, ovarian torsion, perf appendix, scarless surgery, single incision, steep Trendelenburg


Normal Appendiceal Orifice, Cecum and Ileocecal Valve

This video demonstrates the normal view of the cecal pit, the appendiceal orifice and the ileocecal valve.Video donated to the SAGES Video Atlas of Endoscopy by Eric M Pauli, MD Keyword(s): appendiceal orifice, cecal pit, cecum, ileocecal valve


Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery: Passing the Exam

Chair:  Brian R. Davis, MD Associate Professor of Surgery, Residency Program Director University Medical Center of El Paso Faculty:  Brian J. Dunkin, MD; Jeffrey Marks, MD; E. Matthew Ritter, MD; and Thadeus L Keyword(s): 3D, AASLD, ABS flex endo curriculum, accreditation, Accutouch, ACG, achalasia, advanced laparoscopy, AGA, APDS curriculum, ASCRS, ASGE, ASMBS, band erosion, Barrx, […]


Sleeve Gastrectomy for Morbid Obesity

Authors: Vadim Sherman, MD; Philip R. Schauer, MD case hx–11 sec port placement–20 sec procedural video–30 sec Keyword(s): angle of His, LRYGB, morbid obesity, SG


Technique of Laparoscopic Toupet Fundoplication

Authors: Reginald C. W. Bell, MD, FACS Keyword(s): Toupet fundoplication, vagus nerve


Leveraging Laparoscopy to Improve Overall Surgical Care: 2015 Humanitarian Keynote Address

This keynote address was given during the SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting by Horacio Asbun, MD with an introduction from L. Michael Brunt, MD, SAGES President 2014-2015


2010 Presidential Address: Everyone Knows Plan A – Its All About Plan B

Keynote Lecture: C. Daniel Smith, M.D. citation–17:15 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19067074 Keyword(s): abdominal wall hernia, bioprosthesis, esophagectomy, foregut surgery, fundoplication, general surgery, HH, hiatal closure, mesh complications, prosthetic reinforcement, redo


SAGES 2016 Presidential Address: Out of Chaos Comes Opportunity

Presented by SAGES President Brian J. Dunkin, MD at the SAGES 2016 Annual Meeting.  Introduction by President-Elect Daniel J. Scott, MD


Gerald Marks Lecture: Tying it All Together – Steps on the Path to Optimizing Surgical Training in Residency and Beyond

Gerald Marks Lecture: Tying it All Together Speaker: Jo Buyske, MD Dr. Buyske is the Associate Executive Director of the American Board of Surgery, and the Director of Evaluation. She is a past president of SAGES, and remains active on several committees. Her clinical career was in minimally invasive foregut surgery. She currently serves as […]


SAGES 2008 Presidential Address

This video is from the SAGES 2008 Annual Meeting/
Surgical Spring Week Presentations April 9-12, 2008 
Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Presidential Address by W.Steven Eubanks, MD