Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery: the future of gastrointestinal surgery.

@article{Swanstrm2008NaturalOT,
  title={Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery: the future of gastrointestinal surgery.},
  author={Lee L. Swanstr{\"o}m and Yashodan Khajanchee and Maher Aref Abbas},
  journal={The Permanente journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={42-7}
}
Introduction Considering the continued evolution of flexible endoscopy into more of a therapeutic tool and, at the same time, the growing awareness that the degree of invasiveness of surgery has a large impact on patient outcomes, it was perhaps inevitable that endoscopy and surgery would eventually work together (Figure 1). Accelerating technologic… CONTINUE READING