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 Anastomotic Techniques

Introduction The minimally invasive revolution in general surgery began with laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The gall bladder was the perfect organ for this emerging technology. Its need for removal was common, virtually all general surgeons were comfortable with the open procedure, and it is on a stalk, relatively easy to remove, and requiring no reconstruction. While advanced at the time, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendectomy are now considered basic laparoscopic skills, and surgical residents are expected to have mastered these procedures by the completion of their training. As laparoscopic technology and the dexterity of surgeons using it has progressed, previously unimagined laparoscopic operations have become common place. In particular, the ability to create an intracorporeal anastomosis has precipitated the expansion of what is now referred to as advanced laparoscopy, and that talent, perhaps, is the sine qua non of the minimally invasive surgeon.   General Considerations The fundamental principles of a laparoscopic anastomosis… Continue Reading »

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