duodenoscope used in ercp

Design of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Duodenoscopes May Impede Effective Cleaning: FDA Safety Communication

In light of an outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria at UCLA linked to ERCP duodenoscopes, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a new alert available at: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm434871.htm At the forefront of best practices in laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery, SAGES is committed to researching, developing and disseminating the guidelines and training for standards of practice in […]

Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE)

FUSE Surgical Training Program Aims to Reduce OR Fires and Enhance Safety around Operating Room Use of Energy Devices

SAGES has launched the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy™ (FUSE) program, designed to educate surgeons and affiliated staff about the safe use of surgical energy-based devices in the OR, endoscopy suite and other procedural areas. FUSE meets a crucial need in surgical education as previously, no formal training program has existed that promotes safety when […]

Get Well Sooner - A Project From SAGES

SAGES Launches GetWellSooner.org / SMART Care Program

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Colorectal Cancer Yields Optimal Outcomes Colon and rectal cancer together comprise the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer deaths. Each year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with and more than 50,000 people die from colorectal cancers. Fortunately, the death rate from this disease has decreased over the last 20 years due to […]

Gerald Fried, MD SAGES President 2013-2014

Message from the President – Summer 2013

It is an incredible honor for me to be SAGES President. This organization is remarkable for its energy and the capacity of its members to work hard to achieve our organizational goals. SAGES has grown enormously with the laparoscopic revolution, from its roots as a primarily flexible endoscopy society for surgeons. We are currently much […]

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