Laparoscopic Skills and Fundamentals

The Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS), Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) and Fundamentals Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) programs were designed for surgical residents, fellows and practicing physicians to learn and practice laparoscopic skills, as well as have the opportunity to measure and document those skills. 

The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery (CMIS) offers multiple education modules and tools supported by SAGES.

The Ohio State University Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery is a regional testing center for SAGES FLS and FES exams. For more information about testing center hours and availability, please contact Heidi Pieper at 614-293-7399.

Programs and Tools