Advanced Procedure Now Performed at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center

Coffeyville, Kansas (November, 2022) – A new minimally invasive option for hysterectomy procedures is now available to CRMC Medical Group Women’s Health patients. Known as vNOTES (vaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery), the advanced gynecologic technique provides many benefits to female patients, such as a shorter hospital stay, less postoperative pain, no visible scars, and a faster recovery time.

Dr. Perry Lin of CRMC Medical Group Women’s Health has been specially trained on this innovative approach to hysterectomy and other common gynecologic procedures. Dr. Lin, who is the only surgeon in the southeast Kansas/northeast Oklahoma region performing this technique, has been offering vNOTES to enhance patient care for women.

“As a surgeon, I am continually seeking opportunities and training to offer the most cutting-edge techniques to my patients,” said Dr. Lin. “As a less invasive option, vNOTES provides many benefits to my patients, including quicker recovery time, less pain and no visible scarring.”

The vNOTES technique, which uses the vagina as a surgical access route, is the newest approach to hysterectomy procedures. For the surgery, a vNOTES device known as the GelPOINT® V-Path transvaginal access platform is placed through the vagina into the pelvic cavity, giving access to the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. The vNOTES device is the means by which the abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide gas to give the surgeon the space needed to see and operate. A high-definition camera and specialized instruments are inserted through the device, allowing surgeons to operate with the utmost precision and visualization. Once the surgery is completed, the vNOTES device is removed and the gas is evacuated.

“Some of my patients are able to leave the hospital the same day they were admitted for their vNOTES hysterectomy procedure. They appreciate the fact that they can return to their busy lives more quickly and get back to what matters most,” said Dr. Lin.

“The surgery and recovery went more smoothly than I expected. I was able to get back to working and spending time with my family with minimal downtime. I would recommend the vNOTES approach to any of my friends,” said Alice Hite.


About Dr. Perry Lin

Dr. Lin is an Obstetrics & Gynecology physician board certified by the American Board of OB/GYN and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Lin is also American Board Certified in the sub-specialty of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Lin is accepting new patients at CRMC Medical Group – Women’s Health in Coffeyville and Independence. Call 620-251-0777.