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vNOTES Surgery

Performed by our specially trained surgeon, Dr. Daniel Lax, vNOTES (vaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery) is a revolutionary approach to hysterectomy and other gynecologic procedures. This breakthrough approach uses the body’s natural openings to perform less invasive gynecologic procedures. Patients have benefited from no visible scarring, no pain, reduced use of medication and a faster recovery time.

No Scars

It is the next advancement in minimally invasive surgery and does not require abdominal incisions. Because there are no incisions made in the abdomen, there are no visible scars after having a vNOTES procedure.

vNOTES surgery comparison

No Pain

This approach offers the least invasive approach to hysterectomy and other gynecological procedures. Many patients enter the hospital in tremendous pain and leave feeling as though the never had a hysterectomy. Patients leave the hospital on the same day, and often do not require any form of pain medication after the procedure.

No Recovery Time

After surgery, patients have asked, “Did you do anything?” Patients are able to immediately resume normal activities, but are advised to avoid heavy lifting.

Advanced Technology

In the vNOTES procedure, Griffin’s specially trained surgeon, Dr. Daniel Lax, uses specialized instruments inserted through the vagina instead of creating visible abdominal incisions in the body. This allows Dr. Lax to gain access to the uterus and/or fallopian tubes and ovaries without leaving any visible scarring.

Highly-Specialized Training

Dr. Daniel Lax is one of only a handful of surgeons worldwide and is the only surgeon in Connecticut trained to perform a vNOTES procedure. Dr. Lax performs laparoscopic surgery through the body’s natural openings which requires advanced surgical skills that very few gynecologic surgeons possess.

female anatomy

Compared to Traditional Procedures

Traditionally, hysterectomies are performed through an incision to the abdomen, which requires a hospital stay of one or two days and a recovery period of six weeks before the patient can resume normal activities and physical exertion. Plus, traditional surgery leaves a scar.

vNOTES Procedures:

  • Cystectomy – removal of a cyst
  • Hysterectomy – removal of uterus
  • Salpingectomy – removal of fallopian tubes
  • Oophorectomy – removal of ovaries
  • Salpingo-oophorectomy – removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes
  • Tubal ligation – female sterilization 

Gynecological Surgeon Dr. Daniel Lax

Meet our Minimally-Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon

Daniel Lax, MD is pioneering new approaches for female surgery in Connecticut. Dr. Lax is a gynecologic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques that offer healing with less pain and a quicker recovery. Dr Lax is capable of performing surgery through the body’s natural openings which requires surgical skills and training that few gynecologic surgeons possess. This revolutionary approach results in shorter hospital stays, nearly immediate recovery, and little to no pain. Dr. Lax is dedicated to giving individual attention to his patients and offers medical and surgical options to treat pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, prolapse of the uterus, and many other painful conditions.

Dr. Lax earned his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. He is advancing healthcare by being the first physician in the northeast, and the only physician in Connecticut performing the revolutionary vNOTES approach. He completed residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Newark Beth Israel Hospital. During his residency, he was drawn to gynecologic surgery and received the Michael C. Pitter Award for excellence in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Dr. Lax went on to Bronxcare Health System where he completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery with special training in urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Watch Dr. Lax talk about his specialties and care philosophy:

Appointments & Information

For more information or to make an appointment, call: 203-732-7415