The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) developed the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy™ (FUSE) program to meet the need for increased education and training in the principles and properties of operating electrosurgical instruments safely.

SAGES requires step-by-step education and training of these fundamental skills to ensure a high minimal standard of care for patients treated by robot-assisted surgery. The FUSE course and exam will ensure you have all the knowledge and tools you need to safely perform these techniques in an operating room, endoscopic suite or other procedural areas.

For more information on the program please visit here.

Test schedule

First, second and third Monday of every month.

Schedule your exam

Your exam must be scheduled here, where an up-to-date calendar can be found. We cannot assist you in scheduling this exam. Scheduling may vary due to holidays and proctor schedules.

Testing costs

You must purchase your voucher for FUSE testing via the FUSE program. Prices can be found at their website. There is no fee from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to sign up for testing dates, but there is a fee for using the ATLAS program to train for the FUSE test.