What Is Natural Orifice Specimen Extraction?
Natural orifice specimen extraction (NOSE) is a surgical technique used to provide a minimally invasive approach to colon surgery and other procedures. NOSE involves accessing surgical treatment areas through an opening that naturally occurs in the body, such as the anus or vagina, for the purpose of removing a specimen (diseased area) during surgery. The exceptionally experienced general surgeons at Sierra Pacific Surgical commonly perform natural orifice specimen extraction when providing surgical care for Sacramento area patients. Learn more about this advanced technique by scheduling a visit at our Roseville or Folsom, CA practice locations.
"Dr. Robertson treated me in the hospital for an un-diagnosed infected gallbladder which caused me to become critically ill. It was necessary to get well enough at home before the gallbladder could be removed but then the covid epidemic prevented the surgery for 4 months. Throughout that time Dr Robertson gave us hope and a plan and kept our spirits up. He performed the surgery perfectly and has always been such a comfort and reassurance to me and my wife through this trial.I had the final post surgery appointment today and it was sad to say goodbye to him."- C.K. / Yelp / Jul 27, 2020
"Was diagnosed with breast cancer and referred to Dr. Ryan Chen with SPS group. Outstanding service from scheduling appts and having to change them due to the Caldor Fire, all in person contacts with staff were always positive and informative. Dr. Chen was clear in expectations of myself as his patient as well as his service to me. So very grateful for this group of professionals. Literally saved my life! God Bless them all."- C.M. / Google / Jan 15, 2022
"Was diagnosed with breast cancer and referred to Dr. Ryan Chen with SPS group. Outstanding service from scheduling appts and having to change them due to the Caldor Fire, all in person contacts with staff were always positive and informative. Dr. Chen was clear in expectations of myself as his patient as well as his service to me. So very grateful for this group of professionals. Literally saved my life! God Bless them all."- C.M. / Google / Jan 19, 2022
"I was misdiagnosed with hemroids. I seen several doctors they all said I had hemroids and they gave me hemroid medication. None of the doctors nor the medication was able to help me. I lived with this pain for a long time. I did my own research to find a doctor that could truly help me. I found Sierra Pacific Surgical. The doctor was extremely knowledgeable about my condition. He educated me with extensive information. He diagnosed me with fissure and gave me the proper medication. I have seen alot of improvement . I'm still taking the medication."- J.M. / Google / Jun 13, 2022
What Can I Expect With NOSE?
Our highly trained general surgeons are dedicated to treating disease in the most minimally invasive manner possible. NOSE offers a less invasive approach to accessing treatment areas within the abdominal region. It is often performed alongside laparoscopic resection of the colon during bowel surgeries or other procedures conducted to remove damaged areas of tissue. By minimizing the need to create additional surgical incisions in the abdominal wall, surgeries performed with NOSE can reduce healing time, lessen post-op discomfort, and provide several other patient benefits. The use of natural orifice specimen extraction techniques may also decrease the risk of post-surgical complications, such as incisional hernias.
How long does NOSE take?
The length of your NOSE procedure will depend on the type of surgery being performed and the specimen that is being extracted. If you have questions about the length of your surgery, please consult your NOSE surgeon in Sacramento, CA.
What is the recovery process from NOSE?
Since NOSE is a minimally invasive procedure, recovery time is generally quicker than an open procedure. Minimally invasive techniques are also associated with fewer post-surgical complications. Your surgeon in Sacramento, CA, will discuss your post-operative care to ensure your maximum healing following your NOSE surgery.
Does my insurance cover NOSE?
It is possible your insurance may cover a portion of NOSE. You should talk to your provider to ensure you understand your full benefits prior to your procedure. Our administrative team will help you navigate billing so that you can best afford your care.
A Minimally Invasive Approach to Surgery
Thanks to advancements in medical technology, patients in need of surgical procedures can often experience a faster return to health and normal daily functions. The Sierra Pacific Surgical team has advanced training in performing natural orifice specimen extraction techniques to improve surgical outcomes and enhance post-operative patient care. To learn if you might be a candidate for the NOSE approach to surgery, schedule a consultation at our Folsom or Roseville, CA office.