Total Removal Of The Colon Through The Anus
It is the simplest form of surgery. It is called MANOS (Microlaparoscopy Assisted Natural Orifice Surgery) and represents the evolution of the technique NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopy Surgery), the surgical approach that allows to operate through the body's natural openings, used to remove tumors or organs through vagina, mouth or anus. Dr. Antonio Mª de Lacy, Head of Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit at the IDIBAPS - Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, a pioneer in developing minimally invasive surgical techniques, has made for the first time ever the complete removal of the colon through the anus, using a hybrid technique that combines laparoscopy and endoscopy, and avoids the infectious complications related to the transanal route. Results will be published in the journal Surgical Endoscopy.