"Natural Orifice" Surgery Through Vagina

By: Dee Sandin - Published: Apr 8, 2008 • References: ww.ucsd.edu & time
Oooo...There's something cringe-inducing about having your appendix removed through your vagina. Uh... What happens if your a guy? In a bid to do away with the scarring, pain and the long recoveries surgeons are using a technique called "natural orifice" surgery.

In a surgical first, doctors at the University of California, San Diego, removed the appendix of a 24 year-old patient through her vagina. Through a small incision in the wall of the patient's vagina, they passed surgical tools and a small camera removing the appendix, through the same incision. A small cut was also made in the bottom of the patient's bellybutton to insert a camera to help guide surgery. I think I'd rather have the scar thank you very much. Stats for No-Incision Appendectomies Trending: Older & Chilly
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