Limited Space Still Available For All Hands-On Labs at SAGES 2016

Register for These Hands-On Labs at the SAGES Annual Meeting: Wednesday, March 16, 1:30PM – 5:00PM Getting Behind Advances in Colorectal Surgery – This hands-on lab will provide practical exposure to ESD, TAMIS, TEO and TEM techniques of dissection and suturing, under the mentorship of expert faculty. This course is designed for any practicing surgeon […]

SAGES 2016 Registration Now Open!

Register Today for the SAGES 2016 Annual Meeting: Quality, Innovation & Mastery ! Pre-Registration Deadline: February 12, 2016 at Midnight PST https://www.sages.org/meetings/registration Visit the SAGES 2016 Annual Meeting Website for More Details https://www.sages2016.org View the Advance Program The SAGES 2016 Advance Program is now available in PDF form: SAGES 2016 Advance Program Hotel Accommodations Space […]

SAGES Fundamentals Testing Information for ACS 2015

SAGES and ACS will be conducting FLS Testing at the ACS 2015 Clinical Congress. More information is available at: FLS Testing Information SAGES will also be conducting FES and FUSE testing during ACS. For more information, please visit: FES Testing Information http://www.fuseprogram.org/testing-information/acs-meeting-2015/ See you there!

SAGES Holds Project 6 Summit, Launches Telementoring Initiative

SAGES Project 6 Summit, taking place today in Los Angeles, will convene telementoring experts and surgeons to strategize and make recommendations for future directions in the field that aim to accelerate the rate at which less invasive surgery will be available to patients. “In the military, ‘got your six’ means ‘I’ve got your back,’ and […]

National Quality Forum

SAGES Welcomed as National Quality Forum Member

As we wrote to you recently, the move away from fee-for-service and toward value based care in this country is not coming; it’s here. SAGES leadership has committed to engaging with the organizations responsible for determining what “value based care” means, so that we may learn about and perhaps influence these decisions. The first step […]

Orbera device

FDA Approves Non-Surgical Solution ORBERA™ To Assist Patients With Weight Loss

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon to assist adult patients suffering from obesity in losing and maintaining weight loss. Obesity affects more than 78.6 million U.S. adults and is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the U.S. In 2008, an estimated $147 billion was spent in […]

FDA Approval of ReShape™ Dual Balloon Marks Significant Step for the Weight Loss Program in Helping at Risk Group of Patients

Obesity is on the rise and is a worldwide epidemic. A recent Lancet study noted that the chance of an obese person becoming normal weight is less than .5%.  Currently in the United States, the obese population outnumbers the overweight population. Bariatric surgery helps patients with severe obesity in terms of weight loss, reduction in […]

Michael Brunt and Rick Greene GenSurgNews Interview SAGES 2015

General Surgery News Interview with L. Michael Brunt, MD – SAGES Past President

Immediate SAGES Past President, L. Michael Brunt, MD speaks with past president, Rick Greene, MD about current and future initiatives of the society, including safely using surgical energy and preventing bile duct injuries. Watch and comment on this at the General Surgery News Site.

SAGES Safety in Cholecystectomy Task Force

The SAGES Safety in Cholecystectomy Task Force, charged with establishing a universal culture of safety in laparoscopic cholecystectomy, has gained immediate momentum. This past January the Surgical Endoscopy Journal published the results of the Delphi survey, initiated in April 2014. The paper “SAGES expert Delphi consensus: critical factors for safe surgical practice in laparoscopic cholecystectomy” […]

Interviews from the SAGES 2015 Meeting:

Using Big Data To Improve Patient Care, Reduce Wasted Resources  • Dana Telem, MD, of New York discusses the use of biomedical informatics to improve patient care while reducing wasteful aspects of the health system, giving specific examples.