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 Janeway Permanent Gastrostomy

Laparoscopic Janeway Permanent Gastrostomy A permanent gastrostomy may be appropriate for patients who have no prospect of being able to feed themselves orally.  The laparoscopic approach to a gastrostomy may allow for the advantages of decreased pain, hospital stay, and convolescent period in patients who usually have significant comorbidities already.   Preoperative Preparation and Operating Room Setup Patients should have sequential compression stockings and subcutaneous heparin or low-molecular-weight heparin should be considered perioperatively. Prophylactic antibiotics are give 30 min prior to incision.  A foley catheter can be placed and a nasogastric tube to decompress the stomach is recommended. The patient is placed in the supine position. The surgeon stands on the patient's left and the assistant on the right.  Dual monitors should be positioned at the head of the bed. A basic laparoscopic tray including straight and/or angled laparoscopes, atraumatic graspers, and dissectors should be present, as well as a… Continue Reading »