AAGL-2017

Study finds clinical outcomes and hospital costs favor vaginal hysterectomyTotal vaginal hysterectomy was found to be associated with better postoperative clinical outcomes and lower hospital costs compared to either total abdominal or robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy, according to the results of a retrospective study presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
Smartphone speculum in lieu of standard speculumTwo young sister entrepreneurs hope their Smartphone Speculum, “SmartSpec,” will gain widespread acceptance as a physician and patient-friendly substitute for a standard speculum.
Study finds gynecologic oncology ranks highest in robotic surgical proficiencyWhen it comes to robotic surgical dexterity, gynecologic oncology ranks higher than other disciplines, according to the results of a crowd-sourced assessment of technical skills presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
Laparoscopic excision of vaginal mesh found effectiveWhile most clinicians remove vaginal mesh through the vagina, employing laparoscopy is feasible and safe, especially when there is limited visualization through the vagina, according to a case series presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
AAGL Presidential Address focuses on elevating gynecologic surgerySpecialization by “pelvic surgeons” is the future for AAGL, said Jon I. Einarsson, MD, PhD, MPH in his address to an enthusiastic audience at the society’s 46th AAGL Global Congress.
Laparoscopic abdominal cerclage found effective for cervical insufficiencyPregnancy and perioperative outcomes are extremely favorable with laparoscopic abdominal cerclage placement, according to the results of a retrospective study presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
Few predictors of complications with endometriosis surgeryIn the hands of a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon, women with advanced endometriosis do not have an increased risk of complications, according to the results of a retrospective study presented month at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
What to look for at AAGL 45th congressA look at what to expect at AAGL's 45th congress.