The journey to transanal NOTES
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jan 2014;14(01). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03enwhiteford004
Total mesorectal excision (TME) is the standard of care for rectal cancer management. Minimally invasive techniques have become increasingly popular. Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is proposed as the next revolution in surgical techniques. In this lecture, Dr. Whiteford discusses the next evolution in NOTES using a transanal approach.