This are features the current SAGES projects and initiatives. We will have information on the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery, and Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy products as well as information on SAGES Research Grants, STEP, and the SAGES Go Global Project.
Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery™
Please go to the FLS Web Site for more information.
Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery™
Please go to the FES Web Site for more information.
Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy™
Please go to the FUSE Web Site for more information
STEP (Surgeons Training Endoscopic Proficiency)
Flexible endoscopy is increasingly central to the practice of general surgery. As many as 50% of practicing surgeons depend on colonoscopy and upper endoscopy for a substantial portion of their practice; conversely, many communities in the US and Canada rely on their general surgeon to provide access to essential endoscopic procedures. Finally, there is a natural evolution of surgical disease treatments towards less invasive alternatives which increasingly includes interventional flexible endoscopic alternatives to surgical approaches. Procedures such as common bile duct exploration, pancreatic pseudocyst drainage, colectomy for benign neoplasm, esophagectomy for Barrett’s disease and many others are no longer approached in a traditional surgical manner. As this list grows, surgeons will find themselves increasingly cut out of the treatment of these diseases unless they adopt interventional endoscopic approaches.
SAGES Research Grants
Information on SAGES Research Grants and Career Development Awards will be available later.
SAGES Global Affairs Initiative
Over the years, SAGES has grown from a society of 50 members to a society of over 6,000 members worldwide. Now that SAGES is a mature society, we would like to give back to the worldwide surgical community.
Humanity Education Leadership Perspective Support