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? […]

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 […]

SAGES Masters Program

By Dr. Daniel B. Jones, President 2017-2018, SAGES You have finished fellowship, but want to be a better surgeon.  Until recently, you went into clinical practice, read textbooks, watched video and attended SAGES Annual Meeting.  To get recertified you might read SESAP and learn a lot about vascular and transplant and other topics totally unrelated […]

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