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SAGES Launches “Get Well Sooner” Health Education Initiative

In order to raise awareness among patients about the benefits of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and to promote the adoption of MIS techniques among health care providers,SAGES launches the “Get Well Sooner” public education campaign today at the American College of Surgeons 2015 Clinical Congress. “When compared to traditional surgery, minimally invasive surgery can potentially […]


Attend SAGES Led Lectures at the ACS Meeting

Attend the following lectures led by SAGES members next week October 27th through October 30th at the ACS Clinical Congress! Monday, October 27   PS100, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Nickel and Dime Operation with a Million Dollar Complication 9:45AM – 11:15AM MCC Room 307-310 – Soper, Berger, Rattner PS101, Innovative Approaches of Anastomotic Leaks after Bowel […]

Sherry Wren, MD

Surgical Protocol for Possible or Confirmed Ebola Cases

Long standing SAGES member Dr. Sherry Wren and Dr. Adam Kushner have authored a Surgical Protocol for Possible or Confirmed Ebola Cases, to offer guidance on protocol and supplies to try and minimize risks when operating on potential Ebola cases. The protocol is available at and should be shared with the surgical teams at […]


FUSE Surgical Training Program Aims to Reduce OR Fires and Enhance Safety around Operating Room Use of Energy Devices

SAGES has launched the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy™ (FUSE) program, designed to educate surgeons and affiliated staff about the safe use of surgical energy-based devices in the OR, endoscopy suite and other procedural areas. FUSE meets a crucial need in surgical education as previously, no formal training program has existed that promotes safety when […]


Enhanced Recovery: The Tool You Need to Go Beyond Minimally Invasive Surgery

SAGES Surgical Multimodal Accelerated Recovery Trajectory (SMART) Initiative,combining minimally invasive surgical techniques with enhanced recovery pathways for perioperative care, improves outcomes and patient satisfaction. “We’ve made great advances in improving patient recovery using minimally invasive surgical techniques, but outcomes can be further improved by combining laparoscopic surgery with an enhanced recovery care plan to deliver […]


SAGES Joins Pilot to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

SAGES Joins Pilot to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates, Access to Specialty Care in Community Health Centers SAGES has joined with the American Cancer Society and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable to implement a colorectal cancer screening pilot program in underserved communities. The program is part of NCCR’s effort to reach the goal of 80 […]


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