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Da Vinci Sacro-colpopexy Procedure

Richard W. Farnam MD FACOG presents a narrated 14 minute video demonstrating the Sacro-colpopexy procedure (the gold standard for apical prolapse repair) at the da Vinci Epicenter Las Palmas, Medical Center El Paso, Texas. The procedure demonstrates the use of the most advanced surgical technology including: The da Vinci Si robot, 1080i HD video, barbed suture, and 30 degree camera angulation for optimal visualization. The total console time for this procedure is 75 minutes. Please note: This video is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for advanced training in pelvic reconstructive surgery.

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Reduced Port Robotics: Three Port Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Video

Richard W. Farnam MD FACOG presents a narrated (Full Length) 15 minute video demonstrating the entire Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy procedure. Dr. Farnam is the Director of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the da Vinci Epicenter Las Palmas, Medical Center El Paso, Texas. The procedure demonstrates the use of the most advanced surgical technology including: The da Vinci Si robot, 1080i HD video, and barbed suture. The total console time for this procedure is 18 minutes. Please note: This video is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for advanced training in Minimally Invasive Surgery.

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Robotic Single Incision Surgery: Umbilical Incision Technique and Docking Procedure

Dr. Farnam and the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery Southwest Epicenter present a docking and port placement video for the Single Incision total laparoscopic hysterectomy. Robotic Single incision surgery was approved for gynecology in March of 2013. Dr. Farnam was one of the first five gynecologists to use this technology and demonstrates abbreviate hysterectomy procedural steps in this video.

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Comparison of Running V-Loc Suture Versus Interrupted Vicryl Suture for Vaginal Cuff Closure, a Retrospective Cohort Study

Study to determine if V-Loc Absorbable Wound Closure Device (Covidien, USA) compares favorably to traditional Vicryl suture for vaginal cuff closure. Two hundred consecutive patients who underwent robotic total laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign indications were evaluated with regard to age, body mass index (BMI), estimated blood loss, and postoperative complications.

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Robotic Single Incision Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: A Novel New Surgical Technique

The primary goal of this study was to determine the feasibility of using the da Vinci Surgical System to perform a single incision Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy.

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