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J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2017 Jan 1;24(1):12-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2016.06.012. Epub 2016 Jun 23.

Robotic Single-Site Sacrocolpopexy Using Barbed Suture Anchoring and Peritoneal Tunneling Technique: Tips and Tricks.

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1
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Electronic address: guanxiaoming@yahoo.com.
2
Shangdong Province Qianfoshan Hospital, Shangdong, China.
3
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Abstract

STUDY OBJECTIVE:

To demonstrate the tips and tricks of a simpler technique for single-site sacrocolpopexy using barbed suture anchoring and retroperitoneal tunneling to make the procedure more efficient and reproducible.

DESIGN:

Step-by-step description of surgical tutorial using a narrated video (Canadian Task Force classification III).

SETTING:

Academic tertiary care hospital.

PATIENTS:

Patient with Stage III uterine prolapse.

INTERVENTIONS:

Sacrocolpopexy is increasing utilized since the FDA warning about complications of vaginal mesh surgery. It is the gold standard for repair of apical prolapse. However, there is great variation in the sacrocolpopexy procedure techniques and they have not been standardized. Traditional single-site laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy is very challenging as the procedure time is long and suturing is difficult. The advantages of suturing with wristed needle drivers in robotic single-site surgery simplify this complex procedure. Furthermore, using barbed suture anchoring and peritoneal tunneling technique potentially decreases the surgeon's learning curve and makes the procedure reproducible. In this video, we demonstrate a supracervial hysterectomy with a stepwise explanation of the correct technique for performing a robotic single incision sacrocolpopexy.

MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS:

Sacrocolpopexy is increasing used since the US Food and Drug Administration warning about complications of vaginal mesh surgery. It is the gold standard for repair of apical prolapse. However, a great variation exists in the sacrocolpopexy procedure techniques that need to be standardized. Traditional single-site laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy is very challenging because the procedure time is long and suturing is difficult. The advantages of suturing with wristed needle drivers in robotic single-site surgery simplify this complex procedure. Furthermore, using the barbed suture anchoring and peritoneal tunneling technique potentially decreases the surgeon's learning curve and makes the procedure reproducible. In this video, we demonstrate a supracervical hysterectomy with a stepwise explaation of the correct technique for performing a robotic single-incision sacrocolpopexy.

CONCLUSION:

The possibility of using the barbed suture and peritoneal tunneling technique with wristed needle drivers in robotic single-site sacrocolpopexy offers the possibility of an effective, safe, reproducible, and cosmetic surgical option.

KEYWORDS:

Barbed suture; Laparoscopy; Minimally invasive surgery; Peritoneal tunneling; Robotic single incision; Sacrocolpopexy

PMID:
27344033
DOI:
10.1016/j.jmig.2016.06.012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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