In vivo miniature robots for natural orifice surgery: State of the art and future perspectives.

@article{Tiwari2010InVM,
  title={In vivo miniature robots for natural orifice surgery: State of the art and future perspectives.},
  author={Manish M. Tiwari and Jason F. Reynoso and Amy C. Lehman and Albert W. Tsang and Shane Farritor and Dmitry Oleynikov},
  journal={World journal of gastrointestinal surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={217-23}
}
Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is the integration of laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery techniques with endoscopic technology. Despite the advances in NOTES technology, the approach presents several unique instrumentation and technique-specific challenges. Current flexible endoscopy platforms for NOTES have several drawbacks including limited stability, triangulation and dexterity, and lack of adequate visualization, suggesting the need for new and improved… CONTINUE READING