Robotic Female Pelvic Floor Reconstruction: A Review

Marisa M. Clifton, Javier Pizarro-Berdichevsky, Howard B. Goldman

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Abstract

As the surgical correction of pelvic organ prolapse has continued to evolve, robotic-assisted abdominal sacrocolpopexy (RASC) has gained increasing popularity. Studies have shown equivalent subjective and objective outcomes compared with the "gold standard" abdominal sacrocolpopexy. Additionally, this approach is associated with a shorter hospital stay and less cost than the traditional open procedure. Although there is a learning curve associated with RASC, the basic principles of the procedure are the same. Herein, we discuss the robotic techniques for repair of pelvic organ prolapse as well as discuss the currently available literature regarding RASC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-40
Number of pages8
JournalUrology
Volume91
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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