NOTES: Common Complications and Management

  • Denise W. GeeEmail author
  • David W. Rattner


Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) may have potential advantages when compared with traditional transabdominal or transthoracic surgical approaches. These include better cosmesis, fewer incisional hernias, decreased postoperative pain, and quicker return to full function. Human NOTES procedures performed worldwide thus far seem to confirm these benefits.


Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery Access Route Esophageal Perforation Transvaginal Approach Endoscopic Suture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of General and Gastrointestinal SurgeryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Gastrointestinal and General SurgeryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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