Endoluminal and transluminal surgery: current status and future possibilities

@article{Malik2005EndoluminalAT,
  title={Endoluminal and transluminal surgery: current status and future possibilities},
  author={Anil Malik and John D. Mellinger and Jeffrey W. Hazey and Brian Dunkin and Bruce V Macfadyen},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
  year={2005},
  volume={20},
  pages={1179-1192}
}
The field of minimally invasive surgery has seen tremendous growth since the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed in 1987. The key question is not how successful these techniques are currently, but rather where may they lead in the future? New technologies promise to usher in an era of even less invasive procedures. The terms being coined in the literature include “incisionless,” “endoluminal,” “transluminal,” and “natural orifice” transluminal endoscopic surgery. These techniques… CONTINUE READING
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