Welcome to The SAGES Surgical WIKI

SAGES launched its member-generated Wiki in 2010 and it quickly grew into a resource accessed by more than 2,500 people/month seeking advanced and accurate definitions of all types of minimally invasive surgery and diseases treated by minimally invasive surgery.

As part of the recent overhaul to SAGES web properties, the SAGES Wiki has been moved to a new home on the SAGES site. In addition to moving more than 75 member-generated articles back to the main SAGES web site, we have also completely changed the way members can interact with the Wiki:

  • It’s easier than ever to become a contributor! Simply log in with your member account and head over the Wiki pages. Use the “Create A New Wiki” button on the right sidebar to add your own article.
  • If you see a way to improve an existing article, simply click the Edit tab at the top of the article and make your edits.
  • Want to discuss an article? All logged-in SAGES members can now comment on an article using the Discussion tab at the top of the article and post away.

Recommended Wiki: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Presentation and Differentiation: Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease From the perspective of the laparoscopic colorectal surgeon there are some aspects of the management inflammatory bowel disease that do not require differentiation between the two main disease processes – Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease. For example patients with toxic megacolon require the same surgical input initially allowing for subsequent differentiation between the two conditions at a later date. Other scenarios however require more careful thought before elective surgical procedures however for the most part these are not particularly influenced by the laparoscopic approach. This presentation will detail the main clinical presentations within the two conditions and how they relate to the laparoscopic colorectal surgeon. Ulcerative Colitis For the most part patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) undergoing surgery are highly suitable candidates for laparoscopic surgery. Minimally invasive surgery has not resulted in any fundamental changes in the surgical approach to these patients… Continue Reading »