vNOTES (vaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery) is an advanced minimally invasive gynecologic procedure using the vagina as a surgical access route. The vNOTES technique is most commonly used for hysterectomy procedures, as well as salpingectomy, oophorectomy, and cystectomy procedures.
o vNOTES is the next advancement in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.
o vNOTES is performed by using the vagina as a surgical access route for the procedure, leaving the patient with no visible scarring.
vNOTES has been shown to provide the following benefits compared to the laparoscopic approach:
o Shorter hospital stay
o Less postoperative pain
o No visible scars
o Faster recovery time