New Developments in Minimally Invasive SurgeryNatural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) in GynecologyJALLAD, KARL MD; WALTERS, MARK D. MDAuthor Information Center of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio M.D.W.: is an online editor of Academy of Pelvic Surgery. He receives royalties from Elsevier and UpToDate and is a consultant and lecturer for Coloplast. The remaining author declares that he has nothing to disclose. Correspondence: Karl Jallad, MD, Center of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. E-mail: email@example.com Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: June 2017 - Volume 60 - Issue 2 - p 324-329 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000280 Buy Metrics Abstract Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) is an emerging field in minimally invasive surgery. NOTES can be performed via a variety of approaches, including through the stomach, esophagus, bladder, and rectum, but the majority of cases have been performed transvaginally. Potential advantages of natural orifice surgery in gynecology include the lack of abdominal incisions, less operative pain, shorter hospital stay, improved visibility, and the possibility to circumvent extensive lysis of adhesion to reach the pelvic cavity. This chapter provides a historical overview and the potential application of NOTES. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.