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Obese Women’s Perception of Bariatric Trans-vaginal NOTES

Abstract  Much of the discussion pertaining to natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) focuses on technical issues,
with little attention to women’s perception and to their willingness to consent to this surgery, especially in the field of
obesity. Aim of this study was to evaluate obese women’s perception of NOTES and trans-vaginal access. Sixty two obese patients
undergoing bariatric surgery were given a written description of NOTES with an anonymous questionnaire exploring their concerns
and opinions regarding this technique. The risk of complications was the most important aspect with regard to surgical procedures
for 87.1% of patients, while the aesthetic result counted only for 16.1%; none of the patients would accept an increased risk
of surgical …