Day 5: Congress: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Uterine Transplant


Wednesday, November 13, 2019


11:00am – 11:30am


Ballroom B and C


Live Surgery (unedited video)


Assia A. Stepanian, Amanda C. Yunker


Shailesh P. Puntambekar, Maharashtra, India


R. Wendel Naumann, Charlotte, NC, Carolyn E. Selmer, Roseville, CA

Course Description

This case provides a step by step guide to a transplanted uterus. This procedure offers hope to women with Absolute Uterine Factor Infertility (AUFI) and a chance at motherhood.

Laparoscopic retrieval of the uterus from a donor provides longer pedicle lengths; better ligation of branches of the uterine artery; shorter surgical time and lesser morbidities for donor surgery. The patient benefits with improved vascular anastomoses, in turn, reducing chances of rejection. Longer pedicles help in attaining resemblance to natural supports of the uterus. Laparoscopic retrieval helps in better visualization, and replicable steps to all young aspirants. All these benefits aid in quicker recovery of both donor and the patient.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Demonstrate and discuss the procedures for uterus transplantation and general issues.