The latest devices and gadgetry for minimally invasive gynecological surgery were featured in the exhibit hall at the 42nd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology held just outside of Washington, DC, November 10-14, 2013.
Successful endometriosis awareness campaigns are the key to beginning to control the disease, says Camran Nezhat, MD. Earlier diagnosis means a sooner return to a pain-free life for our patients.
New research exposes a need for preoperative screening of even low-risk women undergoing robotic sacrocolpopexy, particularly those with risk factors such as obesity or diabetes.
Chromopertubation is typically performed laparoscopically. However, hysteroscopic chromopertubation may spare patients from multiple procedures. But is it accurate?
The surgical outcomes of single port pelvic surgeries (SiPPS) for a variety of gynecologic oncology indications are similar to those of traditional laparoscopic techniques.
Fourteen percent of infertile patients have uterine cavity abnormalities despite normal ultrasound examination findings, research shows.
Laparoscopy for ruptured ectopic pregnancy and massive intra-abdominal bleeding was associated with shorter operative time and less intraoperative blood loss than laparotomy.
Surgeons who perform a high volume of hysterectomies each year are less likely to injure the lower urinary tract during surgery.
Outpatient hysteroscopic metroplasty with bipolar electrode is an effective treatment in patients with infertility related to septate uterus.
Data show that maintaining surgical proficiency results in better outcomes for laparoscopic hysterectomy. The magic number for maintenance: 20 procedures a year.