SurgeryU Editor’s Pick – Full Length Unedited Surgical Video
The mission of the AAGL and SurgeryU is to promote minimally invasive surgical options for woman. This mission includes all types of minimally invasive surgery: hysteroscopic, straight stick laparoscopic, robotic, and vaginal. Interest in vaginal surgery has seen a recent resurgence and ACOG now recommends vaginal hysterectomy as the route of choice whenever feasible. As fewer and fewer vaginal hysterectomies are being performed, our trainees are having a difficult time finding skilled mentors to impart these skill sets.
The core mission of SurgeryU has been education, and the Editorial Board has worked tirelessly to include more videos on vaginal surgery for the benefit of our trainees and members. In this issue of NewsScope, I would like to highlight a video entitled “The Function and Purpose of the Visceral Nerves” by Nucelio Lemos, M.D., Ph.D. This session provides participants with practical instruction on the anatomic location of the visceral nerves in the female pelvis, their importance to the patient and the clinician, and surgical dissection techniques for exposing these fine nerves. Presentations and discussions will include the clinical opinions of what to do with these visceral nerves during procedures for treatment of endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain and gynecologic cancers.