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SAGES SMART Enhanced Recovery Program

The SAGES SMART (Surgical Multimodal Accelerated Recovery Trajectory) Task Force provides the education and materials needed for surgeons to adopt a strong, evidence-based Enhanced Recovery Program (ERP) into their practices. As such, SAGES has developed the following SMART Enhanced Recovery Program resources: The SAGES SMART Enhanced Recovery Program website, a living resource of best ERP […]


SAGES Fundamentals Testing Information for ACS 2015

SAGES and ACS will be conducting FLS Testing at the ACS 2015 Clinical Congress. More information is available at: FLS Testing Information SAGES will also be conducting FES and FUSE testing during ACS. For more information, please visit: FES Testing Information See you there!


SAGES Holds Project 6 Summit, Launches Telementoring Initiative

SAGES Project 6 Summit, taking place today in Los Angeles, will convene telementoring experts and surgeons to strategize and make recommendations for future directions in the field that aim to accelerate the rate at which less invasive surgery will be available to patients. “In the military, ‘got your six’ means ‘I’ve got your back,’ and […]

National Quality Forum

SAGES Welcomed as National Quality Forum Member

As we wrote to you recently, the move away from fee-for-service and toward value based care in this country is not coming; it’s here. SAGES leadership has committed to engaging with the organizations responsible for determining what “value based care” means, so that we may learn about and perhaps influence these decisions. The first step […]

Orbera device

FDA Approves Non-Surgical Solution ORBERA™ To Assist Patients With Weight Loss

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon to assist adult patients suffering from obesity in losing and maintaining weight loss. Obesity affects more than 78.6 million U.S. adults and is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the U.S. In 2008, an estimated $147 billion was spent in […]


FDA Approval of ReShape™ Dual Balloon Marks Significant Step for the Weight Loss Program in Helping at Risk Group of Patients

Obesity is on the rise and is a worldwide epidemic. A recent Lancet study noted that the chance of an obese person becoming normal weight is less than .5%.  Currently in the United States, the obese population outnumbers the overweight population. Bariatric surgery helps patients with severe obesity in terms of weight loss, reduction in […]


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