Evidence is mounting that robotic surgeons of any training level show significant improvement after a formal skill assessment process. © Olivier Le Moal/Shutterstock.com
Downward Trends in OB/GYN Procedures
Of the top 10 surgical procedures that are decreasing at the greatest rate, 4 of them are related to obstetrics and gynecology.
New Sling Causes Less Pain after UI Surgery
A new adjustable single-incision bladder sling placed via the transobturator route for women with stress urinary incontinence shows promise.
One Type of Bupivacaine Is Better Postsurgery
Use of a certain form of bupivacaine for pain control after gynecological surgery reduced the amount of opioids needed and may reduce recovery time.
Evaluating Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain is costly to diagnose and treat, but appropriate and timely interventions can lead to a restoration of quality of life.
Dissection of Retroperitoneal Anatomy
These tips for implementing good technique in laparoscopic surgeries can help reduce complications and result in faster surgeries.
Chewing Gum May Be Handy for C-Section Patients
There isn't enough evidence to recommend chewing gum after a c-section or other surgery to improve GI function, but the practice won't hurt.
Cartoon: 3D Surgical Technology Draws a Crowd
Even in a surgical setting, 3D technology can draw a crowd.
Are Too Many Hysterectomies Being Performed?
Nearly 1 in 5 hysterectomies for benign indications were unnecessary, and nearly 2 in 5 had unsupportive pathology in women younger than 40.
Safety Considerations for Outpatient Surgery
The Joan Rivers' case revealed that safety protocols can be ignored. So how can patients, especially pregnant patients, be reassured that they are in good hands?
Urinary Microbiota and Risk of Postsurgical UTI
New research has found a link between day-of-surgery urinary microbiota and the likelihood of a urinary tract infection after pelvic floor surgery.