natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery


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natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery

Abbreviation: NOTES
Surgery performed with incisions made through internal organs after an endoscope has been inserted into those organs through the mouth, the vagina, the bladder, or the anus. The surgery produces no external scars because the skin is not cut. For example, a diseased gallbladder is removed through an endoscope inserted through the urinary bladder wall and into the peritoneum or through an incision made in the muscular wall of the stomach. Synonym: natural orifice surgery
See also: surgery
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Table 1: Milestones in the development of minimal access surgery Physician Year Procedure Kelling 1901 Examination of dog peritoneal cavity Jacobaeus 1911 First laparoscopy procedure in humans Kurt Semm 1981 Laparoscopic appendectomy Erich Muhe 1985 Laparoscopic cholecystectomy Mouret 1987 Video laparoscopic cholecystectomy Kwoh et al 1988 Stereotactic brain biopsies Pelosi et al 1992 Single-puncture laparoscopic appendectomy Navarra et al 1997 SILS cholecystectomy Kalloo et al 2000 First animal NOTES Reddy 2004 First human NOTES appendectomy Marescaux et al 2007 First human NOTES cholecystectomy SILS: Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery; NOTES: Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery
NovaTract was founded to develop new, innovative medical devices to address the rapidly growing field of Single-Port Laparoscopic Surgery and Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery ("NOTES").
sup][1],[2] In order to get a smaller invasion, surgeons invented laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES).
Keywords: Pancreatic pseudocyst; Cystogastrostomy; Endotherapy; Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES); Endoscopic incision drainage.
In recent years natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) has been offered as the next generation of minimal invasive surgery with no scars.