SurgeryU: Master Course: Dual-Site Robotically-Assisted Laparoscopy
Presented by Thomas Payne
Instrument selection for successful completion of 2-port robotic assisted hysterectomy technique is reviewed, and port placement and docking philosophy are demonstrated. Use of the endowrist 1 articulating seal and cut device is used to take down lateral attachments and round ligaments. The 2-mm portless alligator grasper is utilized by the first assistant to provide retraction and presentation of tissue. The anterior and posterior colpotomies are performed prior to sealing and cutting the uterine arteries. The collaborative effort between the surgeon and first assist for cuff closure is demonstrated.