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- Bariatric Surgery
- Colon,Rectum, and Anus
- Emerging Technologies
- Flexible Endoscopy
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Pediatric Surgery
- Perioperative Management
- Small Intestine
- Stomach and Foregut
- Trauma and Critical Care
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The mission of the society is:
- To provide education and training for gastrointestinal and/or abdominal surgeons and surgeons-in-training.
- To measure, on an ongoing basis, the quality and effectiveness of our educational programs and to modify them based on these measures.
- To identify and evaluate current and emerging minimal access and non invasive technologies and techniques in gastrointestinal endoscopy and endoscopic surgery.
- To serve as a forum for ideas and the exchange of information in current and emerging minimal access technology and techniques.
- To foster, support, and encourage clinical and basic science research.
- To provide guidelines for training, standards of practice and granting of privileges which promote patient safety and the best clinical outcomes.
- To help assure that patients are able to obtain the most effective diagnosis and treatment from qualified surgeons.
- To develop, maintain and provide leadership to achieve the above goals.SAGES Mission Statement
- To maintain an atmosphere which promotes diversity and collegiality among members.
- To define and provide tools and guidelines for measurement in assessing surgical competence.
Persistent patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) occurs in anywhere from 1 in 2500 to 1 in 5000 live births, with higher rates being found in premature infants(1). Patients are typically then treated medically with a COX inhibitor unless contraindicated. In these instances, in addition to the failure of medical treatment, surgical options are then explored. Thoracoscopic ligation of the PDA has emerged as a less invasive but equally effective treatment modality with the potential to mitigate the long-term complications of an open thoracotomy in a neonate.