Perioperative, postoperative and anatomical outcomes of robotic sacrocolpopexy

Gokhan Sami Kilic, Toy Lee, Kelsey Lewis, Cem Demirkiran, Furkan Dursun, Bekir Serdar Unlu

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The study aimed to analyse the anatomical, perioperative and postoperative outcomes of the robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy (RSCP). After obtaining Institutional Review Board (IRB #19-0167) approval, our retrospective case series included 144 consecutive patients that underwent an RSCP for symptomatic stage II pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or symptomatic/asymptomatic stage III/IV POP. Patient information included operative parameters, perioperative and postoperative complications, readmissions and reoperation. Demographics and baseline characteristics were summarised by frequencies and percentages for categorical variables, and by mean/median, standard deviation, and ranges for continuous variables. In our study, concomitant surgeries with sacrocolpopexy consisted of hysterectomy, Burch colposuspension and midurethral sling. The anatomical success rate was 87.5% and the reoperation rate was 10.4%. The mean follow-up time was 12.5 (±8.7) months. Intraoperative complications 13 (9%) were bowel serosal abrasion, bladder wall injuries, trochar site bleeds, subcutaneous emphysema and a retroperitoneal haematoma. Our results suggest that RSCP is a feasible and safe approach for the treatment of POP with a low complication rate and favourable medium-term outcomes regarding anatomical and symptomatic results.Impact statementWhat is already known on this subject? Pelvic organ prolapse affects more than 25% of women in the United States. Apical and anterior compartment defects are challenging cases and sacrocolpopexy is considered the gold standard treatment option for apical and anterior compartment defects. As technology has advanced, minimally invasive approaches have been popular with their pros. Whatthe results of this study add? We present the highest volume case series in the literature from our tertiary care centre for robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy (RSCP). Our results suggest that RSCP is a feasible and safe approach for the treatment of POP with a low complication rate and favourable 1-year outcomes regarding anatomical and subjective results. Whatthe implicationsareof these findings for clinical practice and/or further research? Robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy has the potential to gain more popularity in the near future based on accumulating data on its feasibility and safety results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-654
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2021


  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • robotic surgery
  • robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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