Tag Archive for ‘Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons’

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FLS: Celebrating a decade of innovation in surgical education

The story behind the creation of the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) program and its impact on general surgery practice and training are described in this article, which commemorates the program’s 10th anniversary.

The SAGES FUSE program: Bridging a patient safety gap

This article analyzes how energy-based surgical devices have contributed to complications and mortality in the operating room and addresses how surgeons have been trained to use these devices. It further describes a curriculum developed by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons to help surgeons safely use these devices.

Joint statement by the ACS and SAGES on FLS completion for general surgeons who perform laparoscopy

This joint statement was approved by the ACS Board of Regents Executive Committee in February 2012. The Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery™ program (FLS) was developed to ensure that every surgeon practicing laparoscopic surgery has the minimum knowledge, judgment, and technical skills required to perform basic laparoscopic operations. FLS was designed to be independent of specialty […]


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