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
It serves as STEP 1 of the vNOTES training for gynecologists.
STEP 2 will be a hands-on course conducted at vNOTES Academy of India
(Course Teacher- Dr. Suyash Naval)
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 In the last 30 years this open surgery technique has been replaced by laparoscopic or keyhole surgery: operations performed through a number of smaller incisions in the abdominal wall.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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This course will teach you in-depth all the theory and techniques of vNOTES surgery. It consists of 3 modules and 32 tutorial videos and animations. You’ll be able to analyse the procedures by switching between camera angles to view the operation from different angles. Animated videos are used to give you detailed explanations.
This theory course forms the first part of becoming an iNOTESs certified vNOTES surgeon. At the end of each video, you will be required to correctly answer a number of questions to enable progression to the next video. After completing all 32 videos and answering all questions correctly you will receive the iNOTESs theory certificate and can then progress to the dry lab course.
Upon successful completion of this course, the Practical Hands-on vNOTES course will be conducted by vNOTES Academy of India, Jalgaon in collaboration with the International NOTES Society
Course Teacher- Dr. Suyash Naval
Module B: vNOTES Hysterectomy: 14 Topics 13 Quizzes
- Introduction - Module B
- The 10 step approach to a VANH
- Lesson quiz 9
- Hysterectomy Step 1- Circumcision of cervix
- Lesson quiz 10
- Hysterectomy Step 2- Posterior Colpotomy
- Lesson quiz 11
- Hysterectomy Step 3- Anterior Colpotomy
- Lesson quiz 12
- Hysterectomy Step 4- Transection of uterosacral ligaments
- Lesson quiz 13
- Hysterectomy Step 5- Voorbereiden en plaatsen Gelpoint Move tablet o 20 Trendelenburg
- Lesson quiz 14
- Hysterectomy Step 6- Identification of ureter and transection of parametrium
- Lesson quiz 15
- Hysterectomy Step 7- IP or Ovarian ligament and Fallopian Tubes
- Lesson quiz 16
- Hysterectomy Step 8- Hemostasis rinsing removal of port
- Lesson quiz 17
- Hysterectomy Step 9- Removal of specimen Move tablet o 10 Trendelenburg
- Lesson quiz 18
- Hysterectomy Step 10- Closure of vault
- Lesson quiz 19
- A VANH overview
- Lesson quiz 20
- Other vNOTES Hysterectomy techniques
- Lesson quiz 21
Module C: vNOTES adnexal surgery: 10 Topics 9 Quizzes
- Introduction - Module C
- Posterior colpotomy
- Lesson quiz 23
- Placement of vNOTES port
- Lesson quiz 24
- Ureter identification and dissection
- Lesson quiz 25
- Lesson quiz 26
- Lesson quiz 27
- Ovarian cystectomy
- Lesson quiz 28
- Lesson quiz 29
- Specimen removal and port removal
- Lesson quiz 30
- Closure of colpotomy
- Lesson quiz 31