During the annual Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons Minimally Invasive Surgery Week / Annual Meeting and Expo, ISGE again put together a terrific breakout session for gynecologic endoscopy. This year’s theme was “Hot Topics in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.” Drs. Farr Nezhat (Mt Sinai, New York NY) and Austin Findley (Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton OH) began with talks on the role of the fallopian tube in development of gynecologic cancers and the importance of considering opportunistic salpingectomy.
Dr. Maurice Chung (Lima OH) then discussed changes in endometriosis staging as it relates to pelvic pain in particular;
Dr. Erin Carey (University of Kansas, Kansas City KS) discussed the role of endometriosis in the management of chronic pelvic pain. Dr. Hobbs (Cornell, New York NY) and Dr. Schiff (UNC, Chapel Hill NC) discussed the pros and cons of robotics in gynecologic laparoscopy. Dr. Matthew Siedhoff (UNC, Chapel Hill NC) rounded out the panel with a discussion of techniques for advanced laparoscopic myomectomy and morcellation in gynecologic surgery for fibroids. The session was well attended and prompted a great deal of interesting questions and discussion.