AAGL 2015 Live Telesurgery – “Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Large Uterus” with Hafeez Rahman, M.D.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This live surgery demonstrates an early method of total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) without the use of vaginal manipulators. Hysterectomy is the most commonly performed surgery and every lap surgeon should be able to perform a TLH. This method includes using a myoma screw, which is advantageous for large uteri and other challenging cases. The advantages of performing TLH with this method will be discussed, as well as the use of newer energy sources which reduce ureteric injury and prevent vaginal cuff complications.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to: 1) Describe a simple, standardized method of TLH for large uterus; 2) discuss the advantages of using myoma screw as a manipulator instead of using vaginal manipulators; and 3) explain the advantages of newer energy sources in TLH for large uterus.