The International NOTES Society (iNOTESs) presents an extremely comprehensive 32 tutorial video course on vNOTES in collaboration with vNOTES Academy of India.
Course Director: Prof Dr Jan F Baekelandt
The course serves as STEP 1 of the vNOTES training for gynecologists.
STEP 2 will be a hands-on course in an iNOTESs-approved training center at an additional cost.
International Centre for Hands-On:
Imelda Hospital Belgium
Faculty: Prof. Dr. Jan Baekelandt (email@example.com)
vNOTES: Surgery without visible scars
vNOTES (transVaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery) is a long complicated medical acronym simply meaning: surgery leaving no visible scarring. In the past, most gynaecological operations were performed through a large incision in the abdominal wall. In the last 30 years this open surgery technique has been replaced by laparoscopic or keyhole surgery: operations performed through a number of smaller incisions in the abdominal wall. vNOTES is the next evolution in gynaecological surgery and enables surgeons to perform nearly all gynaecological operations without making any abdominal incisions. We can finally give our patients the gift of having no visible scars at all. Instead of making abdominal incisions, vNOTES operations are performed through the vagina using an endoscopic camera and microsurgical instruments.
Besides the aesthetic advantages of leaving no visible scars, vNOTES reduces the invasiveness of the surgery.
vNOTES enables the removal of nearly all uteri, ovaries, ovarian cysts, fallopian tubes and many type 3 to 7 myomas without making abdominal incisions.
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