Dr. Adajar is President, Illinois Institute of Gynecology & Advanced Pelvic Surgery, Chicago, Illinois.
At the time of recording, Dr. Juarez was Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Presence Saint Joseaph Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. She is now a physician, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois.
Dr. Nitti is Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Padilla is Resident, Department of Family Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.
Dr. Adajar reports that he is a consultant to Stryker Endoscopy, Transenterix, and Teleflex, Inc. The other authors report no financial relationships relevant to this video.
Brought to you by the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. Apical suspension performed at the time of benign hysterectomy is recommended to decrease the risk of pelvic organ prolapse. Incorporating native, level 1 uterosacral ligaments into vaginal cuff closure from a laparoscopic approach provide the benefits of direct visualization of the ureters, improved access to the paravaginal space, and decreased estimated blood loss. In the video, the authors demonstrate a laparoscopic vaginal cuff closure technique that incorporates the uterosacral ligaments for apical support when performing a benign hysterectomy.
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