Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy

Single-Port Laparoscopy, NOTES, and Endoluminal Surgery


Publishing date
01 May 2010
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Nov 2009

1Department of OB/GYN and Women's Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Desk A-81, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA

2Center for Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Q10-1, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA

3Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, A30 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA

4Bariatric Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Desk A-80, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA

5Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Great Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA

6Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University and Department of OB/GYN and Women's Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA


Single-Port Laparoscopy, NOTES, and Endoluminal Surgery

Description

Minimally invasive surgery has become the standard treatment for many disease processes. In the last decade, numerous studies have demonstrated that laparoscopic approaches to various conditions improved the quality of life with comparable surgical and oncologic outcomes to standard open procedures. Recently, an alternative to conventional laparoscopy or robotic surgery has been developed: laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS), also known as single-port surgery. Single-port laparoscopy is an attempt to further enhance the cosmetic benefits of minimally invasive surgery while minimizing the potential morbidity associated with multiple incisions. The special issue will become an international forum for surgeons and researches to summarize recent developments on instrumentation, technology, and current clinical applications in this innovative field. The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Port and access techniques
  • Instrumentation and optics
  • Clinical techniques and outcomes (urology, gynecology, general surgery/bariatric surgery, and colorectal surgery/gastroenterology)
  • Robotic assisted surgery

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