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: Metabolic Surgery

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major cause of death in the world given its relation to kidney failure, blindness, amputations, heart attack and others as erectlie dysfunction, diarrhea and gastroparesis . Medical therapy for this disease has advanced considerably but still leaves a majority of patients susceptible to its severe effects. While new drug therapies continue to improve medical therapy for this disease, a majority never reach the defined targets for success . Results following bariatric surgery Clinical resolution of T2DM, usually defined as independence from all antidiabetic medications, was reported to occur in 48% of patients after adjustable gastric banding (AGB), 84% after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass(RYGB) and 98% after bilio pancreatic diversion (BPD) . T2DM resolution in AGB is proportional to weight loss. The remarkable resolution of diabetes after the 2 last mentioned procedures typically occurs too fast to be accounted for by weight loss alone, suggesting… Continue Reading »