SAGES Manuals

Handbooks for Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery

The SAGES Manuals are portable, concise, beautifully illustrated manuals from the world’s pioneering Society of minimally invasive surgery. These books provide an authoritative synopsis of the major laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures in easy-to-use, outline form.

Each of the SAGES Manuals are available for ordering from the Springer web site.
The SAGES Manual: Volume 1 Basic Laparoscopy and Endoscopy

The one that started it all…

  • Now in 2 volumes
  • Completely restructured, reorganized, and revised
  • New procedures, extensive illustrations and color added
  • Written by leaders in the field
  • Completely restructured, reorganized, and revised
  • New procedures, extensive illustrations and color added
  • Written by leaders in the field
  • New procedures, extensive illustrations and color added
  • Written by leaders in the field
  • Written by leaders in the field

The much-anticipated revision of the second edition of The SAGES Manual: Fundamentals of Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy, and GI Endoscopy, has been completely restructured, reorganized, and revised.

The Manual has been split into two volumes for better portability. Volume I, Basic Laparoscopy and Endoscopy covers the fundamentals and procedures performed during surgical residency. Volume I will be the first volume used by students, residents, and allied healthcare professional trainees. Material has been added to these fundamentals and procedures that will also be of interest to experienced surgeons.

Volume II, Advanced Laparoscopy and Endoscopy covers more advanced procedures, generally taught during fellowship.

All of the sections have been reorganized with a critical eye to the needs of the modern minimal access surgeon. Two new editors have been added. Chapters have been revised by both new authors as well as many stalwart authors from previous editions.

These portable handbooks cover all of the major laparoscopic and flexible endoscopic procedures in easy-to-read format. Indications, patient preparation, operative techniques, and strategies for avoiding and managing complications are included for the complete spectrum of both “gold standard” and emerging procedures in diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, and endoscopy.

The scope, detail, and quality of the contributions confirm and demonstrate the SAGES commitment to surgical education. This manual is sure to find a home in the pocket, locker or briefcase of all gastrointestinal endoscopic surgeons and residents.

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The SAGES Manual: Volume 2 Advanced Laparoscopy and Endoscopy
  • Now in 2 volumes
  • Completely restructured, reorganized, and revised
  • New procedures, extensive illustrations and color added
  • Written by leaders in the field

The much-anticipated revision of the second edition of The SAGES Manual: Fundamentals of Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy, and GI Endoscopy, has been completely restructured, reorganized, and revised.

The Manual has been split into two volumes for better portability. Volume I, Basic Laparoscopy and Endoscopy covers the fundamentals and procedures performed during surgical residency. Volume I will be the first volume used by students, residents, and allied healthcare professional trainees. Material has been added to these fundamentals and procedures that will also be of interest to experienced surgeons.

Volume II, Advanced Laparoscopy and Endoscopy covers more advanced procedures, generally taught during fellowship.

All of the sections have been reorganized with a critical eye to the needs of the modern minimal access surgeon. Two new editors have been added. Chapters have been revised by both new authors as well as many stalwart authors from previous editions.

These portable handbooks cover all of the major laparoscopic and flexible endoscopic procedures in easy-to-read format. Indications, patient preparation, operative techniques, and strategies for avoiding and managing complications are included for the complete spectrum of both “gold standard” and emerging procedures in diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, and endoscopy.

The scope, detail, and quality of the contributions confirm and demonstrate the SAGES commitment to surgical education. This manual is sure to find a home in the pocket, locker or briefcase of all gastrointestinal endoscopic surgeons and residents.

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The SAGES Manual on the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE)
  • Chapters written by experts in their respective fields
  • The first volume of its kind providing guidelines for best practice
  • Numerous color illustrations and photographs

The SAGES Manual on the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) emphasizes good communication and promotes best practice for the use of electrosurgical, ultrasonic, and microwave energy sources in the operating theatre. This manual describes the basic technology of energy sources in the operating room and demonstrates the correct use and indications of energy sources in clinical practice. It also addresses the potential complications, hazards, and errors in the use of surgical energy sources and evaluates the potential interactions of energy sources with other medical devices. Any healthcare professional who has ever picked up an energy device in the OR such as a “Bovie” , Ultrasonic or bipolar instrument will better understand how it works, when to apply it, and what are the possible hazards and errors in its use. The SAGES Manual on the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) is the first volume of its kind to provide such guidance and will be of great value to surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, endoscopists, and allied health care professionals who use these devices.

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The SAGES Manual of Strategic Decision Making: Case Studies in Minimal Access Surgery
  • Quick and easy-to-read case studies that improve surgical decision-making
  • Multiple scenarios in general and laparoscopic surgery explore various operative strategies and the rationale for selecting a given approach
  • Techniques are briefly described and illustrated and are accompanied by a short evidence-based review of the literature
  • Abundantly illustrated

The SAGES Manual of Strategic Decision Making: Case Studies in Minimal Access Surgery is an excellent resource and clinical decision-making tool for general surgeons and residents. While other SAGES manuals simply discuss core topics in minimally-invasive surgery and GI endoscopy, this unique book explores fifty scenarios with a focus on the decision process that leads to an optimal treatment plan. The case-based format creates a quick and easy-to-read text that is rooted in real life scenarios in general and laparoscopic surgery and the strategic decisions every surgeon must learn to make. Each of the fifty thought-provoking cases is concisely presented with illustrated surgical techniques and an evidence-based review of related literature. The SAGES Manual of Strategic Decision Making is an unparalleled teaching aid for residents and faculty alike, as well as an indispensable resource for practicing surgeons who can appreciate and learn from the strategies offered by their colleagues.

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The SAGES Manual of Perioperative Care in Minimally Invasive Surgery

The SAGES Manual of Peri-Operative Care in Minimally Invasive Surgery is SAGES’ second clinical manual, following their bestseller The SAGES Manual: Fundamentals of Laparoscopy and GI Endoscopy. This pocket- sized, portable text provides the practicing surgeon and trainee with comprehensive, authoritative coverage of the pre-operative evaluation of laparoscopic patients, intraoperative strategies and minimization of complications, and post-operative care. In addition, the reader will find thorough discussions of the physiologic implications of CO2 pneumoperitoneum on cardiovascular, renal, pulmonary, hepatic, and immunologic function. Written by SAGES leadership and renowned experts in minimally invasive surgery, the text includes:

  • guidelines for pre-operative evaluation of both the healthy and the complex laparoscopic patient
  • strategies for successful outcomes, including OR set-up, patient positioning, anesthetic considerations, choice of port-placement and exposure method, port-closure method and hernia prevention
  • managing trocar-placement related bleeding, prophylaxis against DVT, prevention of intraoperative hypothermia and subcutaneous emphysema
  • when to convert to open methods
  • physiologic, immunologic and oncologic implications of CO2 pneumoperitoneum, prevention of port -site tumors, minimizing the risk of gas embolism
  • post-operative considerations including fluid management, ambulation and early post-operative performance criteria.
  • multiple port arrangements for most operations and port placement schemes that take into account the B.M.I. of the patient.

Over 100 figures complement the text. This handy reference is a must-have resource for all surgeons currently using minimally invasive techniques as well as for all surgical trainees preparing for laparoscopic cases and studying for the board examination.

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The SAGES Manual: A Practical Guide to Bariatric Surgery
  • The name you trust with the SAGES Manuals, providing a concise, practice-oriented guide to the most current techniques in bariatric surgery

Obesity is an epidemic in most developed countries. Bariatric surgery is growing at an exponential rate, with more than 140,000 bariatric operations performed in the U.S. yearly. In keeping with the other manuals in the series, The SAGES Manual of Bariatric Surgery presents a practical “how to” approach to minimally invasive bariatric surgery.

The patient care needs are addressed in introductory chapters dealing with the rationale for surgery; overview of operations; preoperative assessment; psychological evaluation; and postoperative follow up, including behavioral issues and dietary guidelines. The editors then address the practicalities of setting up a bariatric program and both case and practice management.

The subsequent sections cover techniques (Roux-en-Y, Lap-Band, malabsorptive operations and staged procedures), outcomes (including adolescent cases), and possible complications (leaks, bleeding, obstruction, stomas). These procedural chapters allow the reader to make decisions based on the evidence and best practices.

Finally, the Manual wraps up with guidelines and accreditation requirements in bariatric surgery. This section stresses the importance of continuing education and consistent certifications.

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