Part of CIMIT's first programs in Minimal Invasive Surgery, NOTES is a novel approach to performing surgical procedures without making incisions on the surface of the body or leaving scars. NOTES utilizes flexible endoscopes through the mouth, anus or vagina to enter the abdominal, pelvic and thoracic cavities. The idea of NOTES was developed in response to the concept that patients would realize the benefits of less invasive surgery by reducing the recovery time, experience less physical discomfort associated with traditional procedures, and have virtually no scarring following this type of surgery.
By choosing NOTES in 2008, CIMIT is helping to pioneer the next generation of innovation in the area of minimally invasive surgery and is the world's single largest backer of this procedure. At its founding in 1998, CIMIT's core focus was in developing new technologies to advance minimally invasive surgery.
Learn more about NOTES at http://www.cimit.org/programs-notes.html.
Learn more about the CIMIT Minimally Invasive Surgery Program at http://www.cimit.org/programs-minimallyinvasivesurgery.html.