Endoluminal methods for gastrotomy closure in natural orifice transenteric surgery (NOTES).

@article{Sclabas2006EndoluminalMF,
  title={Endoluminal methods for gastrotomy closure in natural orifice transenteric surgery (NOTES).},
  author={Guido M Sclabas and Paul Swain and Lee Swanstrom},
  journal={Surgical innovation},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={23-30}
}
Natural orifice transenteric surgery (NOTES) is a new and rapidly evolving concept for intra-abdominal operations that offers the potential for a revolutionary advance in patient care. Conceptually, operations that currently require an open or laparoscopic approach could be performed without incisions in the abdomen, with their concomitant pain and scarring. A recent consensus statement by a joint group of gastrointestinal surgeons and gastroenterologists has identified several technical and… CONTINUE READING

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