Operation Anubis, First 'No Scar' Surgery

On April 2nd 2007, at the University Hospital of Strasbourg, Professor Jacques Marescaux and his team successfully performed the first no scar surgery. This first human incisionless operation was carried out using a flexible endoscope for transvaginal removal of the gallbladder (cholecystectomy) in a 30-year-old woman with symptomatic gallstones.

This world first, called "operation Anubis", was presented last week-end in Las Vegas at the Society for the Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery (SAGES) to an enthusiastic audience.

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