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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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SAGES Joins G4 Alliance as a Founding Member Organization

SAGES has proudly joined the Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anesthesia Care (G4 Alliance) as a founding member organization. SAGES Board Member Dr. Horacio Asbun represented SAGES last week in Geneva at the G4 Alliance inaugural meeting. The G4 Alliance is an advocacy-based organization dedicated to building political priority for surgical care as […]

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Top Surgeons to Convene for SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting, April 15th – 18th

The Science Behind Diabetes Therapy, FDA Advisory on Duodenoscopes Panel Discussion and Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Among Topics Featured – Once a year the world’s top surgeons convene to advance the future of minimally invasive surgery at the annual meeting of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). According to Dr. L. Michael Brunt, SAGES […]

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