From SAGES Surgical Wiki
- 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.
Your spine surgeon has determined that you need an operation for your back problem and feels that there would be a benefit to approach your spine from the front, through the abdomen. Most people are aware of back operations that are performed from the posterior approach, through the skin of the back, but are surprised when they are told they are going to have a back operation "from the front." The spine (or back bone) can be reached from the front. Although back operations from an anterior or front approach have been around for decades, they have usually be used for the more difficult and complex spine problems due to the need for a large abdominal incision.