Day 3: Congress - Monday, November 11, 2019

Surgical Tutorial 2: The Future of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse …What Now?


Monday, November 11, 2019


4:10 pm – 5:10 pm


Ballroom B and C




Vincent R. Lucente, Andrew I. Sokol


Peter L. Rosenblatt, Megan Tarr

Course Description

This session will provide an overview of international and FDA regulatory action culminating in removal of vaginal mesh kits from the market. Photos and videos will be used to outline currently available augmented and native tissue repairs used for prolapse.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Differentiate between vaginal mesh kits and prolapse and incontinence repairs using polypropylene not affected by recent FDA action.

Course Outline

4:10Welcome, Introductions, and Course OverviewV.R. Lucente, A.I. Sokol
4:15The Rise and Fall of Vaginal Mesh: What Happened?M. Tarr
4:25Now What? Currently Available Augmented Vaginal RepairsV.R. Lucente
4:35The How-To’s of Minimally Invasive Sacral ColpopexyP.L. Rosenblatt
4:45Back to the Future: Native Tissue Repairs for Apical ProlapseA.I. Sokol
4:55Questions & AnswersAll Faculty