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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-57

Robotic sacrocolpopexy: An observational experience at mayoclinic, USA

1 Department of Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, 13400 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259,U.S.A
2 Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Andhra Medical College, King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam, India

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Krishna Kavita Ramavath
2805 Veronia Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL - 33410, USA

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DOI: 10.4103/0974-1216.85285

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Although there are many studies the ongoing debate on the management of posthysterectomy vault prolapse whether it should be abdominal, vaginal, or laparoscopic still continues. However there is no clear consensus. Though the incidence of vaginal vault prolapse is said to range from 0.2 to 45%, the choice of the optimal treatment depends on the surgeon's experience, suitability for surgery, age, symptoms, quality of life impairment, and prolapse grade. Abdominal sacrocopopexy (ASCP) with mesh interposition is the traditional surgical procedure for treating pelvic organ prolapse and has been shown to have one of the highest long-term success rates for vaginal vault prolapse. The laparoscopic approach offers reduced morbidity, shorter hospitalization, and decreased post operative pain. The disadvantages of the laparoscopic approach include longer operating time and need for advanced laparoscopic surgical skills including suturing. Robot-assisted laparoscopic procedure allows the performance of complex laparoscopic maneuvers with less difficulty, and thereby simplifies the complex procedure. The aim is to describe and demonstrate the use and benefit of robot-assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy in the treatment of posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse in obese patients along with mid-urethral sling application.

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