In the past, abdominal surgery mandated a large abdominal wall incision. The minimal invasive surgery techniques including Laparoscopy, created an option for performing intraabdominal surgery through small incisions. In this article, the authors present new surgical techniques: the natural orifice trans-luminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES], and the singLe incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS). It seems that these evolving techniques are the third generation of surgery.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Pages (from-to)||25-28, 69|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2011|
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