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: Ventral hernia and obesity

Introduction Multiple consideration need to be dealt with when assessing a patient a ventral hernia, and when considering a bariatric patient with a ventral hernia. Patient presenting for hernia evaluation who is obese Preop considerations Thought should be given to whether the repair can be delayed, what the best surgical approach would be, and whether or not the patient is interested in/qualifies for bariatric surgery. Does Obesity Matter? Commonly cited risk factors for recurrence in the obese population include technical difficulties, difficult initial access during laparoscopy, a large defect which would require a large piece of mesh, and higher peri-operative complications. Approach for Ventral Hernia Repair in the Obese Stoppa, components separation and laparoscopic approaches have all been described. At the time of introduction of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair technique, obesity was considered a contraindication, but its safety has been shown in numerous series. Outcomes of various techniques Laparoscopic In a retrospective review of…

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