Navigation Links
New Technique Removes Gallbladder Without External Incisions
Date:8/8/2008

Endoscope was inserted through 1-inch cut behind uterus and into woman's body cavity

FRIDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- In what they say may be the first operation of its kind in the United States, surgeons at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center removed a woman's gallbladder without making any external incisions.

The procedure, offered as part of an ongoing clinical research trial, involved insertion of an endoscope through a one-inch incision behind the uterus and into the woman's body cavity. Using the scope, surgeons detached the gallbladder and removed it through the incision behind the uterus.

Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) could prove to have a number of advantages over traditional endoscopic surgery, including less pain, quicker recovery, and absence of visible scarring, the surgeons said.

"This procedure marks the culmination of 15 years of advances that have made surgery less invasive in order to improve safety and reduce recovery time," Dr. Marc Bessler, director of laparoscopic surgery and director of the Center for Obesity Surgery at NYPHospital/CU, said in a hospital news release.

In April 2007, the same team made headlines after they removed a woman's gallbladder through her uterus, using flexible endoscopy and several external incisions for added visibility.

The NOTES procedure takes that a step further by eliminating all external incisions.

"Internal incisions, such as in the uterus, are less painful and may allow for quicker recovery than incisions in the abdominal wall," said Bessler, who is also professor of surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

In addition to gallbladder surgery, the clinical trial offers NOTES for appendix removal and abdominal exploration and biopsy. Currently, the procedure is only available through the uterus. In the future, it may be possible to perform the procedure through the mouth or rectum, making it available to men.

NOTES was developed at Johns Hopkins, and it's believed the first NOTES procedures were performed by surgeons in Brazil and India.

More information

The MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia has more about endoscopy.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, news release, July 28, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Vertos Medical Inc. Presents Clinical Data of its MILD™ Procedure at the 5th Annual Innovative Techniques in Spine Surgery Conference in Los Cabos, Mexico
2. Weizmann Institute scientists new technique gets to the root of cancer
3. Corneal transplant technique shows promise in children
4. Researchers hone technique to KO pediatric brain tumors
5. New Technique Harvests Stem Cells at Earlier Stage
6. New ovarian stimulation technique offers more cancer patients the chance to preserve their fertility
7. Automated MRI technique assists in earlier Alzheimers diagnosis
8. Philips Web Site Offers Seniors and Caregivers Tips and Techniques for Preventing Falls
9. SILS Surgical Technique Now Available at MUMC
10. Can pathological techniques help identify primary colorectal signet ring cell carcinoma?
11. Carnegie Mellon technique accelerates biological image analysis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... As an industry leader, Eppendorf ... they will present the line of epMotion automated liquid handling system. This automated ... automate everyday pipetting tasks. , Ideal for scientists and lab technicians with no ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Radabaugh ... protection assistance to communities in North-Central West Virginia, is embarking on a cooperative ... boys in the area. , The Chestnut Mountain Ranch (CMR) is a Christ-centered ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... IN (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... The ... communities in northwest Indiana, is campaigning in support of Campagna Academy in a charity ... to as the “Hoosier Boys’ Town of Indiana,” Campagna Academy is a nonprofit organization ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... “Emotions are sacred, valid, honored, encouraged. This ... positive education company Generation Mindful. To help change the mindset of parents and educators ... skills, she created the Time-In Toolkit, which launched on Kickstarter 3 weeks ago and ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Alcovit, a lime-flavored beverage that rids the ... efforts with its product now available through Jet.com. , After 25 years of ... powdered drink is designed to quickly detox the body thereby avoiding alcohol-induced hangovers. Whether ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/8/2017)... Second-quarter 2017 revenues of $876 ... from continuing operations Second-quarter ... $110 million Second-quarter 2017 ... Second-quarter 2017 adjusted diluted ... percent to $0.93 Second-quarter ...
(Date:8/7/2017)...  Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) ... all known U.S. mesh product liability claims and that ... remaining U.S. claims at reasonable values. Under the agreements, ... quarter of 2017 and continuing through the fourth quarter ... results, the Company intends to increase its mesh product ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... and BENTON, Ky. , Aug. 2, 2017   Marshall County ... its environmental services (ES) team to proactively reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). The ... disinfection robot that uses UVC light energy to kill deadly pathogens such as C. ... Tru-D SmartUVC ... Tru-D in action in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: