Techniques for Robotic Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

  • Megan E. Tarr
  • Marie Fidela Paraiso
Chapter

Abstract

Laparoscopic urethropexy was introduced in the early 1990s, and the first robot-assisted sacral colpopexy was reported in 2004. Over the past 10–15 years, laparoscopic and robot-assisted laparoscopic techniques have been applied to many prolapse and incontinence procedures. After the United States Food and Drug Administration approved its use in gynecologic surgery in 2005, the da Vinci Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical, Inc.; Sunnyvale, CA) gave gynecologic surgeons another minimally invasive option for surgeries that had been previously performed by laparotomy, vaginally, or by the traditional laparoscopic technique.

Keywords

Catheter Foam Nylon Polypropylene Perforation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Megan E. Tarr
    • 1
  • Marie Fidela Paraiso
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women’s Health InstituteCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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