vNOTES Theory Course

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 protected])

Indian Centre for Hands-On:
vNOTES Academy of India, Jalgaon
Faculty: Dr. Suyash Naval ([email protected] / [email protected])

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 In the last 30 years this open surgery technique has been replaced by laparoscopic or keyhole surgery: operations performed through a number of smaller incisions in the abdominal wall.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.

Check the Course Material tab for more details.

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Towards Precise Laparoscopic Surgery : A hands-on master class

Download Course Brochure here.

Course Directors: Dr. Suresh Deshpande, Dr. Abhay Dalvi
Faculty : Dr. Aparna Deshpande, Dr.Pinky Thapar, Dr. Pramod Shinde, Dr. Rahul Mahadar, Dr. Sadashiv Chaudhary, Dr. Jignesh Gandhi, Dr. Eham Arora

What will you learn?
the fundamentals of laparoscopy including instrument handling, ergonomics, hand-eye coordination techniques
Develop skills in Lap Cholecystectomy, Lap Appendicectomy, and Diagnostic Laparoscopy
Master skills in knotting and suturing – the most essential step to make you a complete surgeon

  • Learn at mutual convenience without affecting your daily clinical practice
  • Minimal lectures, maximum Practical exercises
  • Virtual hand-holding during the exercises
  • Tips & Tricks by experts to build expertise
  • Additional tips to avoid Complications in the procedures

Pre-requisites for the Course :

Candidates to procure the below set of instruments which will be needed to successfully complete the various phases of the course.

  • Endotrainer with USB camera
  • Hand Instruments (1 grasper, 1 dissector, 1 scissor, 1 needle holder, 1 knot pusher, clip applicator and clips, trocars, veress needle)
  • Thermocol sheet
  • Tissue and pieces of goat intestine
  • 2 long shoe laces or 100 cm long thick black thread
  • 2-0 vicryl (26mm or 30mm needle) – 5 nos