Welcome to The SAGES Surgical WIKI

SAGES launched its member-generated Wiki in 2010 and it quickly grew into a resource accessed by more than 2,500 people/month seeking advanced and accurate definitions of all types of minimally invasive surgery and diseases treated by minimally invasive surgery.

As part of the recent overhaul to SAGES web properties, the SAGES Wiki has been moved to a new home on the SAGES site. In addition to moving more than 75 member-generated articles back to the main SAGES web site, we have also completely changed the way members can interact with the Wiki:

  • It’s easier than ever to become a contributor! Simply log in with your member account and head over the Wiki pages. Use the “Create A New Wiki” button on the right sidebar to add your own article.
  • If you see a way to improve an existing article, simply click the Edit tab at the top of the article and make your edits.
  • Want to discuss an article? All logged-in SAGES members can now comment on an article using the Discussion tab at the top of the article and post away.

Recommended Wiki: Bariatric Surgery

Introduction/Description: Obesity is a major health problem and is the second most common preventable cause of death (after smoking) in the United States. Obesity is associated with a multitude of medical comorbidities that affect almost every human system and has been strongly associated with an increased incidence of diabetes, as well as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Diets and exercise programs are considered the pillars for the treatment of obesity, but long-term studies have failed to show a sustained weight loss for the vast majority of patients. Currently, bariatric surgery procedures appear to be the only modality that results in sustained weight loss along with reversal of these comorbidities. The History of Bariatric Surgery Bariatric Surgery: Endoluminal Techniques Bariatric Surgery: Revisions Bariatric Surgery: Reduced Port Techniques

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