PFD Week 2018

session1081_0 - Surgical Failures: Practical Approaches for the Next Time

Oct 10, 2018 1:30pm ‐ Oct 10, 2018 5:00pm


This workshop will be heavily weighted for the practicing pelvic floor surgeon. The content will span the breadth of surgical practice and provide actual patient examples from presentation to treatment to follow up. Options will be presented with the actual solution provided. This session will be bolstered by reviewing the existing data on repair choices and our expert presenters will share their input when information gaps exist.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify examination techniques and tools to diagnose specific anatomic defects in patients with recurrent prolapse. Identify factors contributing to failure including: diagnositic accuracy, surgical technique limitations, and patient issues
  • List techniques to address repair after failures, including role of augmentation options
  • List tips on how to counsel patients, manage expectations, and the use evidence to inform and develop shared decision making strategies.
  • List methods to avoid pitfalls and optimize vaginal and bladder function. Consider staged vs concomitant use of flaps in vaginal reparative surgery.


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