Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery: “NOTES.” Kavic MS. 2006;10(2):133-134. • This editorial provides an overview of NOTES, one of the latest ideas in minimally invasive surgery, and the issues surrounding the use of this technique. Kavic also discusses a NOTES White Paper developed in October 2005 by a working group of ASGE and SAGES. The paper outlines several potential barriers to the adoption of NOTES including prevention of infection and management of intraperitoneal complications.
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