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: Laparoscopic Gastrostomy

Placement of a gastrostomy tube for feeding is one of the most common pediatric surgery procedures. The options for feeding tube placement into the stomach include an open gastrostomy tube placement, a laparoscopic gastrostomy tube placement, a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and a laparoscopic-assisted PEG placement. The choice of procedures depends on patient characteristics, anatomic considerations, and surgeon preference. An open Stamm gastrostomy involves a laparotomy and securing the stomach to the anterior abdominal wall with four sutures after having secured the feeding tube to the stomach with purse-string sutures. A PEG involves placing a feeding tube through the skin and into the stomach with the assistance of endoscopic intraluminal visualization of the stomach. It does not require a laparotomy, but also does not allow visualization of the tract or the peritoneal space while the feeding tube is being placed. PEG placement also does not provide suture fixation of the… Continue Reading »

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