ABSTRACT: PURPOSE: This study evaluated the feasibility, safety, effectiveness, and long-term results of pelvic organ prolapse surgery using the Da Vinci(®) robotic system. METHODS: During a 7-year period, 52 consecutive patients with pelvic organ prolapse underwent robotic-assisted abdominal sacrocolpopexy. Clinical data were retrospectively collected and analyzed. RESULTS: All but two of the procedures were successfully completed robotically (96 %). Median operative time was 190 (range, 75-340) mins. There was no mortality and no specific morbidity due to the robotic approach. Mean hospital stay was 5 days. The median follow-up was 42 months. Five recurrent prolapses (9.6 %) were diagnosed. CONCLUSIONS: Our experience indicates that using the Da-Vinci(®) robotic system is feasible, safe, and effective for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse with good long-term results.
Surgical Endoscopy 07/2012; · 4.01 Impact Factor