Robotic Surgery in Gynecology

Book Series: “Emerging Technologies in Women's Health”

Volume 1

by

Togas Tulandi, Arnold Advincula

DOI: 10.2174/97816080527211110101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-272-1, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60805-574-6
ISSN: 2211-8535 (Print)



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Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Colpo- and Cervicosacropexy with the Da Vinci® Surgical System

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Catherine A. Matthews

Abstract

<p>Abdominal sacrocolpopexy has been considered the gold-standard surgical procedure for repair of apical vaginal support defects. While it is feasible to perform this operation using conventional laparoscopic techniques, a limited number of surgeons have mastered the advanced minimally-invasive skills that are required. Introduction of the da Vinci® robotic system with instruments that have improved dexterity and precision and a camera system with three-dimensional imaging presents an opportunity for more surgeons treating women with pelvic organ prolapse to perform the procedure laparoscopically. This chapter will outline a technique that is exactly modeled after the open procedure for completion of a robotic-assisted colpo- and cervicosacropexy using the da Vinci® surgical system.</p>

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