laparoscopy

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.
Techniques for salpingectomy at time of hysterectomyBilateral salpingectomy should be considered in patients who are already undergoing hysterectomy for other indications.
Mini-laparoscopy
Mini-laparoscopyCompared with single-incision surgery, surgery using mini-laparoscopic instruments is safe and is correlated with lower operative time and less postoperative pain.
Mini-laparoscopy advances: Where does urology fit?Mini-laparoscopic surgery has evolved since its initial introduction, but its benefits are still the subject of debate.
Costs, complications increased with robotics for adnexal surgeryAn analysis of data from nearly 90,000 women who underwent adnexal surgery over a 3-year period shows that robotically assisted procedures were associated with substantially higher costs and increases in intraoperative complications.
Use of contained power morcellation shows promiseA small four-institution study shows promise for use of an insufflated isolation bag as a way of reducing risks of power morcellation while retaining the benefits of minimally invasive surgery. The authors caution, however, that their results are observational and represent outcomes in the hands of high-volume surgeons.
Laparoscopy/robotics studies explore the limits of minimally invasive surgeryUrologists continue to push the limits of minimally invasive surgery, and key papers presented at the AUA meeting will explore the functional and cancer control outcomes associated with minimally invasive and robotic procedures in prostate cancer and renal cell carcinoma. When to use such approaches remains a source of controversy.
Legally Speaking: Careful charting protects ob/gyn in case of infant’s death
Use of robotics in pediatric urologyThis article examines the relative benefits of robotic surgery in children and special considerations in this patient population, then describes some robotic cases commonly performed for pediatric urologic conditions today.
Basic laparoscopic suturing skills teachable in 3 hours, according to studyLearning the skills required to execute basic laparoscopic sutures need not be a time-consuming, tedious exercise. Basic moves and skills can be acquired in as little as 3 hours, say researchers from the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.