The SAGES HPB/Solid Organ Program


Chair: Horacio J. Asbun, MD
Co-Chair: Adnan A. Alseidi, MD
Co-Chair: Rohan Jeyarajah, MD, FACS
Mentor & Safe Chole Lead: L. Michael Brunt, MD

HPB/Solid Organ Mission statement


  • To enhance the safe dissemination and continued development of minimally invasive HPB surgery.
  • To establish and strengthen collaboration and join projects, between SAGES and HPB Specialty Societies
  • To engage stakeholders in minimally invasive HPB education and help develop robust need-based educational programs for practicing surgeons and fellows.
  • Attract and foster national and international bonds with minimally invasive HPB leaders in the field
  • To define minimally invasive HPB procedures which could be appropriate for the general surgeon to perform and develop guidelines for safe implementation.


  • Establish working relationships with HPB specialty societies ( AHPBA, ILLS, IHPBA)
  • Joint HPB sessions at SAGES and other HPB specialty conferences
  • Develop a Biliary Manual
  • Assist in the development of a MIS Pancreas international consensus
  • Perform a North American assessment on obstacles in implementation of Minimally invasive liver surgery and explore the potential for a national registry
  • Develop multi-societal guidelines

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Watch the Postgraduate Course: ILLS Joint Session – Techniques of Laparoscopic Liver Resection Video Session and Liver Tumor Board from the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting by accessing the below link.

Postgraduate Course: ILLS Joint Session- Video descriptions and links

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