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NOTES RP - Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgical Radical Prostatectomy-Mayo Clinic

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Uploaded on Jul 28, 2010

Physicians at Mayo Clinic in Arizona have developed a new surgical procedure for the treatment of prostate cancer using natural orifices - signaling the next step in the evolution of minimally invasive surgery. The latest advances in surgical treatment of the disease involve using the body's own natural orifices as access points instead of making incisions through the skin. These types of procedures, Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgical or NOTES have advanced over the past decade and now a NOTES procedure has been perfected to remove the prostate called Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgical Radical Prostatectomy or NOTES RP. Mitchell Humphreys, M.D., a Mayo Clinic urologist talks about the procedure.

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