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Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery

Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery

Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery: Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that involves access to the abdominal and other body cavities via a natural orifice-mouth, nose, vagina, rectum-without an external incision; an internal incision of the peritoneum and possibly an incision of the diseased organ (e.g. stomach, bladder, colon) is necessary. Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery is experimental and its many potential uses are being investigated in animal models.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery:

Other Surgical Options: Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery may include these surgeries:

Procedure Complications: Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery

Possible surgical complications of Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Swelling
  • Damage to nearby organs
  • Adverse reaction to anesthetic
  • Damage to natural orifice (mouth, esophagus, trachea, larynx, rectum, nasal passages)
  • Intraoperative switch to more invasive surgery

Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery) include:

  • NOTES
  • Incisionless laparoscopic surgery

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