vNOTES (Vaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery)

vNOTES or vaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery gives patients another option for hysterectomies. This minimally invasive procedure uses a specialized instrument that is inserted through the vagina, eliminating the need for abdominal incisions that cause visible scarring.

Dr. Lingenfelter is committed to giving patients more and better care options, which is why he is the only OB/GYN currently offering this service locally. Patients report that the vNOTES method results in shorter hospital stays, less pain medication needed, less postoperative pain, and faster recovery times.


Is the vNOTES Method Only for Hysterectomies?

Hysterectomy is the most common surgery performed using vNOTES, however, the method is used in other procedures. You may be a candidate for vNOTES if you need a salpingectomy, oophorectomy, cystectomy, or salpingo-oophorectomy. Contact Dr. Lingenfelter’s office for more information.

How Long Does It Take to Recover From vNOTES Surgery?

Recovery time is usually short for vNOTES. Most patients stay in the hospital for 24 hours or less. It’s important to follow the doctor’s recommendations for recovery time. Patients are advised to avoid sex, heavy lifting, and vigorous exercise for six weeks. Most normal activities can resume after a week or two.

Is vNOTES a Safe Technique for Surgery?

Yes, vNOTES is a safe surgical procedure that offers many potential benefits. Hospital stays for this procedure tend to be shorter, patients require less post-operative pain management, and most recover faster.

Brandon M. Lingenfelter, DO, PhD

OB/GYN located in Princeton, WV

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
BlueCross BlueShield
United Health Care