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Anesthetic Implications of Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) and Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) 

Anesthetic Implications of Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) and Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)
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Anesthetic Implications of Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) and Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)
Author(s):

Mark A. Gromski

and Kai Matthes

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190495756.003.0021
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date: 17 August 2019

This chapter introduces the concepts of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS). The field of NOTES has evolved over the past decade, and this developmental framework is also outlined to help better understand the current state of the field. NOTES describes a minimally invasive approach to surgical diseases in which instruments are passed transluminally to achieve access to the desired body. SILS is a minimally invasive approach carried out as an extension of traditional laparoscopic surgery. The anesthetic implications of NOTES and SILS are explained, including potential complications that are unique to each. Finally, future directions in developmental endoscopy are discussed to give a sense of what types of procedures may become available or commonplace in the coming decade.

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