Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (orifice + transluminal_endoscopic_surgery)

Distribution by Scientific Domains

Kinds of Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery

  • natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery

  • Selected Abstracts


    BJU INTERNATIONAL, Issue 6 2010
    Article first published online: 18 DEC 200
    No abstract is available for this article. [source]

    Psychosocial and marketing challenges for Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery and Laparoendoscopic Single-site Surgery

    BJU INTERNATIONAL, Issue 6b 2010
    Sashi S. Kommu
    First page of article [source]

    Surgeons' attitudes towards natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery

    ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY, Issue 6 2010
    FRCS (Edin.), Joe K.M. Fan MBBS
    No abstract is available for this article. [source]

    NOTES: new dimension of minimally invasive surgery

    ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY, Issue 5 2009
    Song-Ling Yan
    Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is an emerging experimental alternative to conventional surgery. NOTES eliminates abdominal incisions and incision-related complications by combining endoscopic and laparoscopic techniques to diagnose and treat abdominal pathology. Since the first NOTES was reported by Kalloo et al. in 2004, significant achievements in the laboratory have occurred. Clinical use in humans has been limited, but several cases and one small clinical trial were published recently. As a further technical revolution in minimally invasive surgery, NOTES has the promising potential to be safer, less invasive, provide better cosmesis and possibly be more cost-effective. The purpose of the present article was to review the development and current status of NOTES and highlight important advances associated with this innovative approach. [source]

    NOTES: past, present and future

    B Dallemagne MD
    Abstract Once in a few decades in science or medicine, an idea emerges that is so powerful that it changes forever how we think about that field. Natural Orifices Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) has the potential to break the physical barrier between bodily trauma and surgery. At the dawn of surgery, excellence was associated with big incisions: "big scar - big surgeon". In the 80s, minimally invasive surgery was born representing one of the greatest surgical evolutions of the 20th century. After Kalloo's first report in 2004 on transgastric peritoneoscopy in a porcine model, the interest in natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) has blossomed. Theoretically the same operation performed laparoscopically could be carried out through natural orifices without any abdominal incision avoiding pain and scarring. The lesson learned from the advent of laparoscopic surgery, thought us that we could be witnessing the birth of another surgical revolution. Since 2004 many abdominal procedures that use a NOTES approach have been successfully performed in animal models. However, the initial excitement for NOTES has been somewhat tempered by the reality that a NOTES procedure in human without laparoscopic assistance has not been performed by most groups. Indeed, a major issue is the lack of stable operative platform and flexible instruments that allow retraction and exposure of the organs, such as appendix or gallbladder. Will this issue change the future of NOTES? [source]

    Identifying and overcoming the potential barriers to the adoption of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery

    S. D. Schwaitzberg
    Abstract Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is an emerging innovative approach to performing minimally invasive surgical procedures. In its full potential, the concept of incisionless surgery will have mass appeal to patients. However, the barriers to adopting NOTES will have to be overcome before widespread acceptance of these techniques can occur. These potential barriers include infection, visceral leakage, difficulties in tissue manipulation, and increased cost. The history of surgical innovation has continuously overcome similar problems in other settings, and all of these potential obstacles are likely solvable. Training surgeons will be an additional barrier that will need to be overcome, but this obstacle will need to be approached differently than when laparoscopy was introduced, as standards are higher today for privileging and credentialing in most hospitals than 20 years ago. Alternative technologies that were not adopted prior to the introduction of NOTES may now appear more viable making the competitive environment more complex. Increased funding for comparative effectiveness studies and training for competency in innovation will also need original solutions, but are clearly in our patients' best interest. [source]

    Single-port surgery: Current applications and limitations

    GV Rao
    Abstract Introduction: In an attempt to further enhance the benefits of cosmesis and reduced morbidity of minimally invasive surgery, single-port (incision) laparoscopic surgery (SPS) has emerged as a bridge between conventional laparoscopy and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery. As the expertise and instrumentation required are an extension of standard laparoscopic techniques, SPS has been adapted for a variety of procedures and specialties in a short span of time. Discussion: In this article, we discuss the various SPS techniques, as well as the new devices and instrumentation available for facilitating SPS. We also review current applications reported for SPS in various surgical specialties. We present a comprehensive review of the potential benefits, limitations and risks of these novel techniques. Conclusion: Initial reports have demonstrated the technical feasibility and safety of SPS for a wide range of surgical applications. With specialized instrumentation and refinement of technique, its role will increase in coming years. Future work is necessary to improve existing instrumentation, to increase clinical experience and to assess the benefits of this surgical approach. [source]

    Training for laparoendoscopic single-site surgery and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery

    BJU INTERNATIONAL, Issue 6b 2010
    Sean P. Stroup
    A combination of refinements in laparoscopic instrumentation and increasing surgical experience has driven innovation in the area of laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES). By combining working ports and the extraction incision into one site, LESS allows access to the peritoneum with fewer incisions and less scarring than the traditional multiport laparoscopic technique. Reduced incisional morbidity and improved cosmesis have sparked a growing interest in the utilization of these techniques to perform urological surgery. Mastering of the technique requires training and repetition to develop the muscle memory required to perform these challenging procedures. Although there has been an explosion of literature published about initial experiences with LESS and NOTES, little has been written about training and implementation of this approach. Here, we describe our institutional experience and the essential elements of a LESS and NOTES training curriculum and offer some insight into establishing a successful programme. [source]

    Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery

    T. H. Baron
    No abstract is available for this article. [source]

    Laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery: preliminary advances in renal surgery

    BJU INTERNATIONAL, Issue 8 2009
    Sashi S. Kommu
    We reviewed the preliminary advances in laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) as applied to renal surgery, and analyzed current publications based on animal models and human patients. We searched published reports in major urological meeting abstracts, Embase and Medline (1966 to 25 August 2008), with no language restrictions. Keyword searches included: ,scarless', ,scar free', ,single port/trocar/incision', ,intraumbilical', and ,transumbilical', ,natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery' (NOTES), ,SILS', ,OPUS' and ,LESS'. The lessons learnt from the studies using the porcine model are that further advances in instrumentation are essential to achieve optimum results, and that testing survival in animals is also necessary to further expand the NOTES and LESS techniques. Further advances in instrument technology together with increasing experience in NOTES and LESS approaches have driven the transition from porcine models to human patients. In the latter, studies show that the techniques are feasible provided that both optimal surgical technical expertise with advanced skills, and optimal instrumentation, are available. The next step towards minimal access/minimally invasive urological surgery is NOTES and LESS. It is inevitable that LESS will be extended to involve more complex and technically demanding procedures such as laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and partial nephrectomy. [source]