Dr. George is PGY4 Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York.
Dr. Truong is Fellow in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center.
Dr. Dinkelspiel is Fellow in Gynecologic Oncology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York.
Dr. Burke is Assistant Clinical Professor, Gynecologic Oncology, Columbia University Medical Center.
Dr. Advincula is Levine Family Professor of Women’s Health, Vice-Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Chief of Gynecology, Sloane Hospital for Women, Columbia University Medical Center. He also serves on the OBG Management Board of Editors.
Dr. Advincula reports being a consultant to Blue Endo, CooperSurgical, Intuitive Surgical, and SurgiQuest and receiving royalties from CooperSurgical. The other authors report no financial relationships relevant to this article.
Hysterectomy is one of the fundamental surgical procedures in gynecology. Understanding the nuances of both the anatomy and the surgical dissection techniques of this procedure is especially important when approaching complex cases in either benign or oncologic settings.
This month’s surgical video contribution is by my gynecologic oncology colleagues, who highlight the key differences between the simple and radical hysterectomy. They emphasize key surgical principles for the benefit of both benign and oncologic surgeons.
The objectives of this video are to:
compare the surgical techniques of a simple versus radical hysterectomy
review the relevant anatomy as it relates to the varying types of hysterectomy
provide an educational review of the different types of hysterectomy.
This video does an excellent job of achieving its objectives. I hope you share it with your colleagues and residents.
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