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Laparoscopy Significantly Improves Deep Dyspareunia Associated with EndometriosisAccording to researchers, laparoscopic treatment can significantly improve the sex lives of women with endometriosis by relieving deep dyspareunia.
Bipolar TURP associated with ‘substantial’ cost savingsBipolar transurethral resection of the prostate offers an economic benefit compared with monopolar TURP that follows from the clinical differences between the two procedures, concluded investigators who presented their findings at the 2017 Western Section of the AUA annual meeting in Vancouver, BC.
Study finds gynecologic oncology ranks highest in robotic surgical proficiencyWhen it comes to robotic surgical dexterity, gynecologic oncology ranks higher than other disciplines, according to the results of a crowd-sourced assessment of technical skills presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
Laparoscopic abdominal cerclage found effective for cervical insufficiencyPregnancy and perioperative outcomes are extremely favorable with laparoscopic abdominal cerclage placement, according to the results of a retrospective study presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
Cost considerations in the management of bladder cancer"We will review the evidence and identify potential areas of improvement that can help reduce costs associated with UCB management while improving outcomes," write Daniel J. Lee, MD, and Sam S. Chang, MD.
Vaginoplasty and the role of autologous buccal mucosa
Managing complications of perineal lacerations
Managing complications of perineal lacerationsThis article reviews complications that may occur following perineal trauma, techniques to help prevent these complications, and best practices for management using case vignettes.
The future of cataract surgeryAs the most common procedure performed by the ophthalmic surgeon, in 2014, 4.3 million cataract operations took place in the European Union Member States. It is estimated that more than 23 million procedures will be performed worldwide in 2016.
Use of biologic grafts in pelvic organ prolapse surgery
Use of biologic grafts in pelvic organ prolapse surgeryPelvic organ prolapse is a very prevalent condition, affecting up to half of all women over 50 years old. Biological grafts may be useful in certain patients but long-term trials are needed to guide their proper use.
Verbal anesthesia: How it’s used in urologic procedures

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