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: Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery

Introduction In 1997,The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) developed an educational program entitled, “The Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery” (FLS). FLS teaches the fundamental knowledge, judgment, and technical skills that were specific to laparoscopic surgery. FLS is comprised of a cognitive knowledge component, as well as a skills-based portion pertinent to laparoscopic surgery.The FLS program was first released as a CD ROM with two discs. Disc 1 includes the didactic information and Disc 2 includes a description of the manual skills. Disc one was organized into four chapters: pre-operative considerations, intra-operative considerations, basic laparoscopic procedures, and post-operative considerations. Each chapter contains learning objectives and self-study questions. Currently, an online version of the FLS material is available.The content of FLS is appropriate for surgical trainees as well as practicing surgeons. The FLS program remains one of the most rigorously studied, evidence-based surgical skills programs. FLS is CME accredited, and in… Continue Reading »