Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
Home About us Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact Login    Print this page  Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size 
Users Online: 2051 
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 207-210

NOTES: Evolving trends in endoscopic surgery

Gastroenterology Division, Medical Department, King Fahad General Hospital, P.O. Box 16865, Jeddah - 21474, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed A Babatin
Medical Department, King Fahad General Hospital, P.O. Box 16865, Jeddah - 21474
Saudi Arabia
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.36757

Rights and Permissions

Intraluminal endoscopic surgery is a recent innovation to minimally invasive surgery. This technique provides access to the peritoneal cavity through a natural orifice. The technique holds the promise for "incisionless," less invasive procedures without the risk of postoperative sequelae as in the standard surgical approach, particularly in high risk patients. The hope of combining the skill and experience of endoscopists and surgeons into a defined specialty has attracted worldwide attention. It is anticipated that the skill sets required will be a hybrid that includes laparoscopic skills as well as endoscopic expertise. The studies in animal models of natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) have demonstrated the safety and feasibility of various types of intraabdominal surgeries, including transgastric liver biopsy, cholecystectomy, tubal ligation and peritoneoscopy amongst others. This review discusses the evolution of NOTES, the types of procedures performed and the challenges that lie ahead in the further development of this technique.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded516    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 5    

Recommend this journal