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Endoscopic Surgery

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Endoscopic surgery refers to the use of endoscopic technology as a significant part in performing a particular surgical operation. Endoscopy means looking inside a patient's body using an endoscope, a device particularly designed to examine the interior of a hollow organ or a cavity in the patient's body. With endoscopic surgery, surgeons only need to make small incisions or make use of the body's natural openings to diagnose and treat diseases. It is characteristically less traumatic than traditional surgery.

With the use of special instruments, endoscopic surgery provides the advantages of smaller incisions and scars, less pain and blood loss, quicker recovery, and less side effects. Disadvantages, however, also come with this type of surgery. Some of which are longer operating time, higher costs, and the possibility that complications may be masked or unnoticed.

This category offers links to various references, information sources, and updates related to endoscopic surgery including websites of organizations and publications.
  • Duke Endosurgery Center

    University-based facility created to advance collaboration and education in the field of minimally invasive surgery.

  • Skull Base Institute (SBI)

    Designated center of excellence in the field of skull base surgery and minimally invasive endoscopic brain surgery. Offers a fully endoscopic surgical procedure for the treatment of acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, craniopharyngiomas, pineal tumors, arachnoid cysts, trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm.

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

    Global community of surgeons and allied health professionals dedicated to advancing the technology and practice of minimal access surgery, endoscopy, and other emerging techniques.

  • UPMC Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

    Site explores methods and talks about the benefits of minimally invasive brain surgery at UPMC.

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