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: Revisions

Banding Failed Bypasses Roux en Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is the most frequently performed operation for the treatment of morbid obesity and is being performed in increasing numbers. Failure to achieve 50% of excess weight loss or a BMI of <35 is reported to occur in about 15% of patients. Therefore, there are going to be plenty of patients who have, or are going to have, a “failed” gastric bypass. Revisional procedures following RYGB have focused on resizing of the pouch, the stoma and the limb lengths. However, the perfect size for a pouch or a stoma has never been determined. Revisional operations have a significantly increased risk of leaks and perioperative complications compared to primary operations.1 Endoluminal approaches at pouch and stoma resizing are being attempted, and will be discussed later by Dr. Chris Thompson. This talk will not be an in depth review of revisional bariatric surgery, but… Continue Reading »