SAGES History and Commitment to Education and Safety

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Abstract

Thirty years ago, a small group of visionary surgeons banded together to focus on the idea that flexible endoscopy was important to the practice of gastrointestinal surgeons. They came together at a time when it was unclear whether or not surgeons would continue to do flexible endoscopy or whether these procedures would completely fall in the realm of the gastroenterologists.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryHarvard Medical School, Cambridge Health AllianceCambridgeUSA

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