Mechanism designs for natural orifice surgery: A review

Wei Jian Chin, Carl A. Nelson

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Abstract

ABSTRACT Surgery, especially intra-abdominal surgery, has taken large steps away from the conventional method of open incisions during the last two decades. Intra-abdominal surgery is now successfully performed through minimally invasive approaches. This paradigm overcomes problems encountered in the conventional method, which include substantial blood loss and long recovery periods for patients. However, a newer approach to surgery involves inserting tools through natural orifices of the patient rather than creating skin incisions. Natural orifice surgery is performed through body orifices like the esophagus or anus. This approach has substantially reduced certain disadvantages of both the conventional and minimally invasive surgeries. Natural orifice surgery has been extensively researched of late, and many institutions and companies have filed patents regarding this approach. Due to the constraints on motion and manipulation, coupled with the continued need for precise control of tool position and forces, mechanical design is an important aspect of these new technologies.s

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010
Pages1221-1229
Number of pages9
EditionPARTS A AND B
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Aug 15 2010Aug 18 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
NumberPARTS A AND B
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period8/15/108/18/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Chin, W. J., & Nelson, C. A. (2010). Mechanism designs for natural orifice surgery: A review. In ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010 (PARTS A AND B ed., pp. 1221-1229). (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 2, No. PARTS A AND B). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2010-28908