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Scarless surgery uses body's own openings

Washington Post, September 22, 2008

Experts say a new experimental procedure could change the face of surgery, as it essentially replaces minimally invasive methods. The procedures do not cut the skin open, but rather involve entering the body through a "natural orifice." Several dozen patients have already undergone such procedures, for things such as gallbladder removal.