The SAGES Manual

Volume 1 Basic Laparoscopy and Endoscopy

  • Nathaniel J. Soper
  • Carol E.H. Scott-Conner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Basic Laparoscopy and Endoscopy: General Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jo Buyske
      Pages 15-20
    3. Mohan C. Airan
      Pages 21-43
    4. Erica R. H. Sutton, Adrian Park
      Pages 45-59
    5. Nathaniel J. Soper
      Pages 61-77
    6. David M. Brams, Amila Husic
      Pages 79-86
    7. James A. Dickerson II, Chan W. Park, Aurora D. Pryor
      Pages 87-98
    8. Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
      Pages 99-104
    9. James G. Bittner IV, Michael M. Awad, J. Esteban Varela
      Pages 105-120
    10. William C. Beck, Michael D. Holzman
      Pages 129-142
    11. Byron F. Santos, Eric S. Hungness
      Pages 143-161
    12. Minh B. Luu, Daniel J. Deziel
      Pages 163-171
    13. Carmen L. Mueller, Allan Okrainec
      Pages 173-181
    14. Eric S. Hungness
      Pages 183-190
    15. W. Scott Melvin, Andreas Kirakopolous
      Pages 191-203
  3. Diagnostic Laparoscopy and Biopsy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Brian T. Valerian, Steven C. Stain
      Pages 207-214
    3. Michael D. Honaker, Frederick L. Greene
      Pages 215-229
  4. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Common Duct Exploration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Pradeep Pallati, Dmitry Oleynikov
      Pages 255-263
    3. Jessemae Welsh, Joseph J. Cullen
      Pages 265-272
    4. Rahul Gupta, Daniel B. Jones, Mark P. Callery
      Pages 273-289
    5. Michael Lalla, Maurice E. Arregui
      Pages 291-310
    6. Joseph B. Petelin, Timothy Mayfield
      Pages 311-329
    7. Richard A. Alexander Jr., Karla Russek, Morris E. Franklin Jr.
      Pages 331-341
  5. Basic Laparoscopic Gastric Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Sajida Ahad, John D. Mellinger
      Pages 345-352
    3. I. Bulent Cetindag, John D. Mellinger
      Pages 353-357
  6. Basic Laparoscopic Procedures of the Small Intestine, Appendix, Colon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Bruce David Schirmer
      Pages 379-387
    3. Jessica K. Smith
      Pages 389-402
    4. John Byrn
      Pages 403-409
  7. Hernia Repair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Michael J. Rosen
      Pages 431-440
  8. Pediatric Laparoscopy and Endoscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 441-441
    2. John J. Meehan
      Pages 479-493
  9. Flexible Endoscopy: General Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 495-495
    2. Kevin El-Hayek, John Rodriguez, Bipan Chand
      Pages 509-524
    3. Jennifer Hrabe, Joseph J. Cullen
      Pages 525-529
    4. Raphael Sun, Joseph J. Cullen
      Pages 531-535
  10. Flexible Endoscopy: Basic Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 537-537

About this book


The much-anticipated revision of the second edition of The SAGES Manual: Fundamentals of Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy, and GI Endoscopy, has been completely restructured, reorganized, and revised.


The Manual has been split into two volumes for better portability. Volume I, Basic Laparoscopy and Endoscopy covers the fundamentals and procedures performed during surgical residency. Volume I will be the first volume used by students, residents, and allied healthcare professional trainees.  Material has been added to these fundamentals and procedures that will also be of interest to experienced surgeons.

Volume II, Advanced Laparoscopy and Endoscopy covers more advanced procedures, generally taught during fellowship.


All of the sections have been reorganized with a critical eye to the needs of the modern minimal access surgeon. Two new editors have been added. Chapters have been revised by  both new authors as well as many stalwart authors from previous editions.


These portable handbooks cover all of the major laparoscopic and flexible endoscopic procedures in easy-to-read format. Indications, patient preparation, operative techniques, and strategies for avoiding and managing complications are included for the complete spectrum of both “gold standard” and emerging procedures in diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, and endoscopy.


The scope, detail, and quality of the contributions confirm and demonstrate the SAGES  commitment to surgical education. This manual is sure to find a home in the pocket, locker or briefcase of all gastrointestinal endoscopic surgeons and residents.

Editors and affiliations

  • Nathaniel J. Soper
    • 1
  • Carol E.H. Scott-Conner
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Medicine, Department of SurgeryNorthwestern University FeinbergChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Clinics, Department of SurgeryUniversity of Iowa Hospitals andIowa CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-2343-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-2344-7
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