NOTES: futuristic applications
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jun 2009;09(06). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03enponsky002
Laboratory research has demonstrated the feasibility of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery and has provided insight into the technical innovations necessary to improve the field. Nowadays, natural orifice surgery is entering the clinical realm, both in hybrid laparoscopic-endoscopic cases and a few pure natural orifice procedures. In this lecture, Dr. Jeffrey Ponsky addresses what could be the futuristic applications of NOTES.