gynecologic surgery

3D printing in gynecologic surgery planningAlthough still experimental and expensive, 3D printed models have potential for use in preoperative planning in some settings.
Use of biologic grafts in pelvic organ prolapse surgery
Use of biologic grafts in pelvic organ prolapse surgeryPelvic organ prolapse is a very prevalent condition, affecting up to half of all women over 50 years old. Biological grafts may be useful in certain patients but long-term trials are needed to guide their proper use.
Robotic vs laparoscopic hysterectomy: Is there a place for both?A collegial debate on robotic versus laparoscopic hysterectomy highlighted the difficulties in researching the efficacy of robotics and whether it had a place in gynecologic surgery.
Tools Test Drive: Sureglide, Überlube, and TruClearDr Greenberg reports his thoughts on the Sureglide device and preventing lacerations during cesarean, Überlube and helping women with vaginal dryness and dyspareunia, and TruClear ULTRA Mini tissue removal device for mechanical morcellation.
Bilateral salpingectomy: An opportunity to reduce cancer risk
Bilateral salpingectomy: An opportunity to reduce cancer riskThe data, say the authors, support counseling post-reproductive women undergoing hysterectomy about the risks and benefits of retaining their fallopian tubes.
Overheard at AAGL 2016The 2016 Annual Global Congress for ACOG featured new insights, lively debates, and more. Here's a sample of what the Contemporary OB/GYN staff overheard during the meeting.
Clinical reference for the ob/gyn: Surgical anatomy of the pelvisIn this chapter, Ceccaroni and colleagues set the stage for performing minimally invasive procedures by focusing on the anatomy of the pelvis.
Radiofrequency ablation: A new paradigm for treatment of fibroids
Radiofrequency ablation: A new paradigm for treatment of fibroidsLess intervention and shorter downtime are two advantages to RFA.
A containment system for morcellationThe system's design prevents leakage to ensure safety.
The future of treating pelvic organ prolapse
The future of treating pelvic organ prolapseDemand for prolapse surgery is increasing and techniques are evolving.