2018 Emerging Technology Call For Abstracts

Abstract Submissions for the Emerging Technology Session of the 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery (WCES), jointly hosted by SAGES & CAGS are now open. The submission deadline is January 5, 2018. More details are available at: https://www.sages.org/meetings/abstracts/

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 […]

Message from The President

Daniel J. Scott, MD, FACS, President, SAGES When assuming the SAGES presidency 11 months ago, I could not imagine what the year would entail and how fast the time would go by. Indeed, I now find myself drafting my annual meeting presidential address and this, my last message to the full SAGES membership. Thank you […]

New SAGES Video Library Search

The SAGES Video Library has always been one of our website’s signature features. Since 2008, we have been recording videos from our annual meeting and since 2011 we have also allowed our members to donate their own videos to SAGES to help educate their colleagues.  All of our videos are hosted on YouTube as a […]

The Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy – FUSE

By Dr. Daniel B. Jones, President-Elect, SAGES The Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy(TM) initiative was conceived and initiated in 2010 by then SAGES president-elect Steven Schwaitzberg. He recognized that surgeons have a very rudimentary understanding of the physics behind the surgical energy devices they use every day in the operating room. As such, they were, […]

Trends in Enhanced Recovery

By Thomas A. Aloia, MD, Co-Chair SAGES SMART Committee, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dept. of Surgical Oncology and Nisha Narula, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dept. of Surgical Oncology Although enhanced recovery seems to just be getting its footing on the US Surgical landscape, the concept and practice has been well described by Prof. Henrik Kehlet and […]