SILS and Pelvic Floor Repair, Case Presentation and Video

Authors: Behnia-Willison, A. Jourabchi, P. Hewett, Ashford Hospital/Flinders University, South Australia
AGES Pelvic Floor Symposium XII, Adelaide, South Australia, 3 & 4 June 2011

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) is a new method of laparoscopic surgery in gynaecology. This procedure enhances the benefits of traditional laparoscopic surgery such as decreased blood loss and minimal postoperative pain. It also promotes a faster recovery process and has more cosmetic advantages.

A total number of 45 SILS operations have been carried out in South Australia since 2009. For the first time in Australia, laparoscopic mesh sacrohysteropexy has been performed in with SILS method in Ashford Hospital. The video presentation shows mesh sacrohysteropexy with SILS method on a 70 year old patient with Global Prolapse Stage II. This surgery has been done through a single incision on the umbilicus. It lasted for about 55 minutes. It was uneventful and after 6 weeks the site of the surgery was scarless and the patient was satisfied with the results of the surgery.

The aim of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility and safety of SILS in mesh sacrohysteropexy in vaginal prolapse.

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