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Navel Maneuver: Single-Port Surgery

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Laparoscopic surgeons see Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery ( NOTES) as next decade's revolution. In the near term, they believe that single-port surgery, which uses the navel the point of entry for all laparoscopic tools, is the next logical step in minimally invasive surgery. It enables surgeons to be even less invasive than current procedures, and patients like invisible scars. We take an early look at the emerging field of single port surgery.

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