Stapled Transrectal Notes® Closure Technique

Byron F Santos, MD, Eric S Hungness, MD, Anne-marie Boller, MD. Northwestern University Department of Surgery


Transrectal access for Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) is a promising alternative to transgastric and transvaginal approaches. However, current methods for transrectal access closure may be unreliable or require incorporation of the access site into a colorectal anastomosis. We present our experience using a novel, transverse, stapled closure technique for transrectal NOTES in a cadaveric model.

Session Number: VidTV3 – Video Channel Rotation Day 3
Program Number: V131

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