This video shows a procedure performed during a live webcast from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. The procedure was performed by David W. Rattner, MD, and Denise W. Gee, MD. Thoracoscopy and mediastinoscopy are common procedures with painful incisions and prominent scars. A natural orifice transesophageal endoscopic surgical (NOTES) approach could reduce pain, eliminate intercostal neuralgia, provide access to the posterior mediastinal compartment, and improve cosmesis. In addition, NOTES esophageal access routes also have the potential to replace conventional thoracoscopic approaches for medial or hilar lesions.
KARL STORZ Endoscopy is making this recorded webcast available as part of their ongoing efforts to provide education and training in NOTES surgery.