About Us

Vision Statement
The American Society of General Surgeons is the advocate and voice for all General Surgeons.

Mission Statement
The American Society of General Surgeons will achieve the political, economic, and educational changes that benefit the welfare of the General Surgeons and their patients.

Value Statement
The American Society of General Surgeons will enhance the quality of care provided by General Surgeon Specialists in the spirit of compassion and empathy.

Goals
The ASGS seeks to serve as a knowledgeable and respected advocate for General Surgeon specialists, and also seeks to enhance General Surgery as a specialty.

The ASGS is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of practice for the specialty of General Surgery, and the highest quality of care for patients.

Strategies
The ASGS will constantly provide a forum for the discussion of issues relative to the specialty of General Surgery, and communicate effectively with our members and other organizations with similar interests.

The ASGS will also communicate and negotiate with federal and state governments, and other organizations or individuals with interests impacting on the practice of General Surgeon specialists and their patients.