SAGES Launches iLAP Mastery and Education Program to Improve Global Surgical Outcomes Courses to Commence in 9 Centers in Mexico

Having access to minimally invasive surgery (MIS), where patients can return to work the same day or in just a few days, is of tremendous advantage to patients globally, especially when a patient is the primary income earner for his or her family. To address disparities in global access to MIS, the SAGES Go Global […]

High School Students Try on Their Surgical Gloves at SAGES Mini Medical School

Boot Camp and Interactive Experience Sparks Interest Among Students Wanting to Join the Future Ranks of Minimally Invasive Surgery What:  The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)  Mini Medical School Boot Camp and Interactive Experience where 100 high school students from the Houston area will learn about the field of surgery through lecture and […]

The Surgery of Tomorrow is Here Today

Social Media, Virtual Reality, Telementoring and the Changing the Face Surgery At the SAGES 2017 Meeting, March 22nd– 25th in Houston, TX The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) continues to strive to improve quality patient care in minimally invasive surgery (MIS).  The Society’s annual meeting this March will highlight how social media, […]

SAGES ADOPT Program

Acquisition of Data for Outcomes and Procedure Transfer By Brian Dunkin, MD, SAGES Past President When was the last time you learned a completely new procedure and brought it to the operating room for the first time? How did you do it? Read a book? Watched a video? Attended a course? Worked with a colleague? […]

SAGES Go Global

By Linda P. Zhang, MD Over the last ten years, there has been increasing attention paid to the need for global surgery and training of surgeons in developing countries. There have been a variety of service-oriented programs, ranging from short-term surgical trips, to long-term capacity-building collaborations between U.S. based hospitals and local hospitals. As someone […]