The AAGL is the leading association promoting minimally invasive gynecologic surgery among surgeons worldwide. When established in 1971 by Jordan M. Phillips, M.D., AAGL was known as the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. As the field of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery grew, the membership of the AAGL quickly expanded around the globe and came to encompass more than laparoscopy alone.
Although the organization had outgrown American roots, its name and acronym had become highly recognized worldwide. To best portray its expanding mission and international constituency, while still preserving its heritage and brand recognition, the organization eventually dropped its full name, “American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists” and became known simply as the AAGL, along with the phrase “Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide.”
Today with a membership extending to over 110 countries, the AAGL is an internationally recognized authority in minimally invasive gynecology. With over 7,000 members worldwide, the association is proud to count among its membership the foremost authorities in gynecology and pioneers in technique and procedures.