Day 2: Postgraduate Course - Sunday November 9, 2019

URO-702: Critical Concepts for the Reconstructive Surgeon


Sunday, November 10, 2019


7:00 am – 11:00 am


Room 110



In affiliation with American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS).




Kevin J.E. Stepp, Johnny Yi


Fariba Behnia-Willison, Miles Murphy, Amy J. Park

Course Description

This course is designed for the benign gynecologic surgeon to help optimize their knowledge of anatomy and surgical procedures as it relates to pelvic floor disorders. Faculty will present case-based discussion of anatomy, case selection, and complications commonly encountered in pelvic reconstructive surgery.  This course will focus on not just getting the job done, but getting it done well. Surgeons will be able to gain knowledge from this course to optimize reconstructive surgeries in their current practice.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Identify common and uncommon anatomy as it relates to pelvic floor support; 2) discuss common intraoperative and postoperative complications and management strategies; and 3) critically evaluate evidence for novel reconstructive surgical techniques.

Course Outline

7:00Welcome, Introductions, and Course OverviewK.J.E. Stepp, J. Yi
7:05Critical Anatomy for the Pelvic Reconstructive SurgeonK.J.E. Stepp
7:30Optimizing Primary Uterovaginal Prolapse: Is Mesh Always Necessary?M. Murphy
7:55Hysteropexy: Is There a Role for Uterine Conserving Surgery?A.J. Park
8:20Stress Urinary Incontinence: Slings and ThingsM. Murphy
8:45Questions & AnswersAll Faculty
9:10Critical Anatomy for Avoiding Intraoperative ComplicationsK.J.E. Stepp
9:35Postoperative Complications: Predicting, Preventing, and Problem SolvingA.J. Park
10:00Lasers and New Treatments in Vulvovaginal ConditionsBehnia-Willison
10:25Sparing the Nerves: Does It Matter?J. YI
10:50Questions & AnswersAll Faculty