Innovative methods for endoscopic surgery
Epublication WebSurg.com, Dec 2015;15(12). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03endallemagne014
The advent of laparoscopic surgery and the emergence of interventional flexible endoscopy clearly demonstrate that digestive surgery of the future will be image-guided. It will be a high quality, reproducible surgery. It will aim to reduce surgical trauma and will endeavour to preserve healthy organs to a maximum. In order to reach these objectives, novel technologies must be developed in order to provide operators with real-time data, intraoperative guidance, and intuitive instruments.