CC-BY 4.0 · Surg J 2017; 03(04): e163-e166
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1608651
Review Article
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A New Era of Minimally Invasive Surgery: Progress and Development of Major Technical Innovations in General Surgery Over the Last Decade

Manjunath Siddaiah-Subramanya
Department of Surgery, Logan Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Department of Medicine, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
Department of Medicine, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
,
Kor Woi Tiang
Department of Surgery, Logan Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Department of Medicine, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
Department of Medicine, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
,
Masimba Nyandowe
Department of Surgery, Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Publication History

02 August 2017

26 September 2017

Publication Date:
09 November 2017 (online)

Abstract

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) continues to play an important role in general surgery as an alternative to traditional open surgery as well as traditional laparoscopic techniques. Since the 1980s, technological advancement and innovation have seen surgical techniques in MIS rapidly grow as it is viewed as more desirable. MIS, which includes natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), is less invasive and has better cosmetic results. The technological growth and adoption of NOTES and SILS by clinicians in the last decade has however not been uniform. We look at the differences in new developments and advancement in the different techniques in the last 10 years. We also aim to explain these differences as well as the implications in general surgery for the future.