Long-term outcomes after totally robotic sacrocolpopexy for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse



This study evaluated the feasibility, safety, effectiveness, and long-term results of pelvic organ prolapse surgery using the Da Vinci® robotic system.


During a 7-year period, 52 consecutive patients with pelvic organ prolapse underwent robotic-assisted abdominal sacrocolpopexy. Clinical data were retrospectively collected and analyzed.


All but two of the procedures were successfully completed robotically (96 %). Median operative time was 190 (range, 75–340) mins. There was no mortality and no specific morbidity due to the robotic approach. Mean hospital stay was 5 days. The median follow-up was 42 months. Five recurrent prolapses (9.6 %) were diagnosed.


Our experience indicates that using the Da-Vinci® robotic system is feasible, safe, and effective for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse with good long-term results.

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A. Germain, F. Thibault, M. Galifet, M-L. Scherrer, A. Ayav, J. Hubert, L. Brunaud, and L. Bresler have no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose

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Germain, A., Thibault, F., Galifet, M. et al. Long-term outcomes after totally robotic sacrocolpopexy for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. Surg Endosc 27, 525–529 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-012-2472-4

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  • Robotic surgery
  • Da Vinci
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Sacrocolpopexy