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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.
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) is an erratic cause of chronic upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Also known as watermelon stomach, this condition is marked by dilated capillaries localized to the antrum that give the appearance of watermelon streaks. The dilated vessels render the affected areas more susceptible to bleeding. Even though the etiology is still being speculated upon, and the occurrence is rare (4% of non-variceal upper GI bleeds)1, GAVE has become a distinct entity with established co-morbid conditions.