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 Antireflux Surgery

Introduction The Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is a unique operation in the realm of General Surgery- in that the indication for operation is based on the patient’s subjective assessment of symptoms, the fundamental aspect of the operation includes an element of surgeon artistry, and the results are largely subjective. Outcomes are therefore highly dependent on patient expectations, and it is difficult to extrapolate the results of a given surgeon’s technique to a population served by many surgeons using the same technique. Indications Laparoscopic fundoplication is indicated for the treatment of objectively documented, relatively severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The 2008 American Gastroenterological Association medical position statement on gastroesophageal reflux disease notes antireflux surgery is a consideration in chronic (long-term) management of GERD. A selection of specific recommendations include: Grade A: strongly recommended: 1) When antireflux surgery and PPI therapy are judged to offer similar efficacy, PPI therapy should be recommended as… Continue Reading »