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Laparoscopy and Robotics in Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

  • Alvaro LucioniEmail author
  • Kathleen C. Kobashi
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Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Abstract

The prevalence of pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) has seemingly increased over the last several decades. This increase could be attributed to longer life expectancy as well as the increased awareness of such disorders amongst health-care professional and patients. A recent epidemiological study found that the prevalence of at least one pelvic floor disorders among US women was 23.7% with the majority of them being affected by urinary incontinence [1]. Approximately 10% of women undergo surgery for treatment of urinary incontinence or POP. Thirty percent of these women will subsequently undergo one or more procedures after the first repair [2]. Proportionate to this increase in surgical management of pelvic floor disorders has been growth in the utilization of minimally invasive surgical treatments. Laparoscopic and robotic techniques allow surgeons to apply their open surgical skills in a minimally invasive fashion.

Keywords

Stress urinary incontinence Pelvic organ prolapse Cystocele Rectocele Laparoscopic colposuspension Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy Vesicovaginal fistula Laparoscopic augmentation cystoplasty 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Paul Kozlowski, MD, and David E. Rapp, MD, for their collaboration in the video preparation.

Supplementary material

Robotic Sacrocolpopexy (54.9 MB)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Continence Center at Virginia Mason Medical CenterSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Section of Urology and Renal Transplantation, Department of UrologyUniversity of Washington, Virginia Mason Medical CenterSeattleUSA

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