What is NOTES and SILS?


NOTES stands for Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery. NOTES is an experimental surgical technique that avoids incisions or scars by placing an endoscope through a natural orifice such as the stomach or vagina. The viable application in humans has not been regarded within the standard of care and exists within research studies.

SILS is single incision laparoscopic surgery. SILS requires a moderate sized incision placed around the umbilicus/belly button to allow multiple instruments to pass through into the patient’s body.

Michael J. Lee, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Lee Bariatric & Metabolic Institute

Austin Bariatric Surgery