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.
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"My husband recently developed an intestinal perforation, it was a complicated case with several additional challenges. Dr. Chen was his surgeon, and our experience with his care was phenomenal. Dr. Chen answered every question, visited my husband's hospital room daily, and provided all-around excellent care. My husband's recovery from surgery has been excellent, we have Dr. Chen to thank for such a great outcome."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 24, 2020
"SIERRA PACIFIC SURGICAL DR. DAVID M. SKEEHAN, DO SURGICAL REVIEW In today’s world, one often is not treated with care and commitment when receiving medical attention. Fortunately, I am not one of those individuals. In fact, I was so pleasantly satisfied with my recent surgical procedure (3 hernias) that I want to share this extraordinary experience with others and to refer and reward the surgeon and staff for their commitment, experience and expertise. Back in late June, I was referred to Dr. "- S.L. / Healthgrades / Oct 22, 2018
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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.
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.