Single-port robotic-assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy with magnetic retraction: first experience using the SP da Vinci platform

Vishnu Ganesan, Ramy Goueli, Dayron Rodriguez, Deborah Hess, Maude Carmel

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to describe technical considerations and first outcomes from a single-port robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy (RSC) using the da Vinci SP platform (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA) and the Levita™ Magnetic Surgical System (San Mateo, CA, USA), a novel magnetic retraction system. Three females with pelvic organ prolapse elected to undergo RSC using the da Vinci SP platform. The supraumbilical incision length was 25 mm through which SP trocar was placed. A 12-mm assistant port was placed in the right upper quadrant. The external magnet was attached to the left side of the bed and used for bowel and bladder retraction. We then proceeded by duplicating the steps of our approach for a RSC performed using a multi-port robotic platform with necessary modifications given the SP approach. Intra-operative outcomes and peri-operative outcomes were collected and reported. The patients were women of 64, 66 and 73 years of age with BMI of 22, 25, and 34, respectively, and POP-Q stage III and IV prolapse. The RSC was performed between 198 and 247 min, estimated blood loss was 10–50 cc, and there were no complications. All patients were discharged home on post-operative day 1. All patients were doing well 1 month out with resolution of bulge symptoms. To our knowledge, this represents the first case series of robotic, magnetic-assisted sacrocolpopexies using the da Vinci SP platform and the Levita™ Magnetic Surgical System. It appears to be a safe and feasible approach, but long-term comparative studies will be necessary to assess functional outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Robotic Surgery
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Robotic assisted
  • Sacrocolpopexy
  • Single port

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Health Informatics

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