Health Appendix Removed Through Vagina: U.S. First

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On March 26, 2008, surgeons at UC San Diego Medical Center removed an inflamed appendix through a patient's vagina, a first in the United States. Following the 50-minute procedure, the patient, Diana Schlamadinger, reported only minor discomfort. Removal of diseased organs through the body's natural openings offers patients a rapid recovery, minimal pain, and no scarring. Key to these surgical clinical trials is collaboration with medical device companies to develop new minimally-invasive tools.

The procedure, called Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES), involves passing surgical instruments through a natural orifice, such as the mouth or vagina, to remove a diseased organ such as an appendix or gallbladder. Only one incision is made through the belly button for the purpose of inserting a two millimeter camera into the abdominal cavity so the surgeons can safely access the surgical site.

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Ninja_sheep

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Sounds quite nice. One of my friends had to rest in hospital for around one week cause of this operation.
 

UnknowVector

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I'm a little confused as to how this is less invasive, afaik, the uterus does not connect to the abdominal cavity, so wouldn't the doctors have to cut through anyway?
 
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