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2014-04-29 23:17:18

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) announced the election of L. Michael Brunt, M.D., as its new president on April 5th as part of the SAGES Annual Meeting. Dr. Brunt is Professor of Surgery, Director of the Minimally Invasive Fellowship Program and Co-Director of the Washington University Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) announced...

2014-03-06 23:02:28

Five years ago, SAGES Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery(TM), or FLS –the nation’s first ever hands-on skills test for performing minimally invasive surgery – became a requirement for board certification by the American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for general surgeons and related specialists. FLS set the stage for FES, the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery(TM), a new program created by SAGES to assess a surgeon's skill and knowledge in endoscopy - all...

2014-02-26 23:31:44

Hosted by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the annual meeting titled “Putting the Patient First: Promoting Innovation and Safety in the OR and Beyond,” will continue a long-standing tradition of strong didactic sessions by experts, combined with exploration of innovative technology and medical breakthroughs in the fields of general, upper GI, colorectal, endoscopic, robotic and minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February...

2013-06-21 23:04:31

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) today commended the American Medical Association (AMA) on its announcement officially recognizing obesity as a disease. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) today commended the American Medical Association (AMA) on its announcement officially recognizing obesity as a disease. "The AMA's announcement is a tremendous step forward in...

2013-05-15 23:01:04

The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) announced today the election of Gerald M. Fried M.D. as its new president. Dr. Fried is currently the Edward W. Archibald Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at McGill University and Surgeon-in-Chief of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Canada, where he specializes in Gastrointestinal Surgery and carries out research in surgical education and metrics of technical skills assessment, outcomes...

2013-05-10 23:25:30

Committed to enhancing overall patient well-being, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) today issued a statement on the benefits of laparoscopic obesity surgery. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie´s decision to share his experience has provided a valuable opportunity for patients to educate themselves and patients are encouraged to review the SAGES Patient Information Guidelines for Laparoscopic Surgery for Severe (Morbid) Obesity at SAGES.com to...

2013-03-20 23:01:21

Minimally invasive laparoscopic colorectal surgery allows surgeons to perform many common colon and rectal procedures through small incisions and depending on the type of procedure, patients may leave the hospital in a few days and return to normal activities more quickly than patients recovering from open surgery. As part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) is committed to raising patient awareness of such...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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