The mission of the CAGS Clinical Practice Committee focuses on the “patient care”, and “education” pillars of CAGS. Our goal is to provide high yield, practice relevant content updates to CAGS members, in line with current literature and evolving standards of care.


Easy to read, topical updates in general surgery sub-specialties aimed at reviewing new literature, current controversies, and practice relevant recommendations to the Canadian general surgeon.

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Indications for sentinel lymph node biopsy in 2020

Sameer S. Apte, Carolyn Nessim
University of Ottawa

Edition 1

To Sleeve or To Bypass?
Common Bariatric Postoperative Complications: Internal Hernias

Gary Gamme, Joseph Mamazza
University of Ottawa

Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Jerry T. Dang, Gary Gamme, and Shahzeer Karmali
University of Alberta

Edition 1

To Prep or Not to Prep?
Acute Diverticulitis: Lavage or Resect?
Watch and Wait?

Mark A. Dykstra, W. Donald Buie
University of Calgary