Comparison of Robotic-Assisted and Abdominal Hysterectomy with Concomitant Burch Colposuspension

Ulubay M., Dede M., Ozturk M., Keskin U., Fidan U., ALANBAY İ., ...More

Journal of Gynecologic Surgery, vol.32, no.2, pp.119-123, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/gyn.2015.0109
  • Journal Name: Journal of Gynecologic Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-123
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© 2016, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.Background: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) affects ∼30% of all women; 4% need surgery; and SUI is most often seen in women ages 25-50. There are >200 surgical treatment methods. Burch colposuspension (BC) and sling operations are used widely today. Objective: Short-term results of robotic-assisted and abdominal approaches were evaluated in patients who had hysterectomies with BC. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study involved 40 patients with SUI and benign gynecologic conditions. The patients received either robotic-assisted hysterectomy with BC (Surgery A; 20 patients) or abdominal hysterectomy and BC (Surgery B; 20 patients). All patients were assessed at the Gulhane Military Medical Academy, in Etlik, Ankara, Turkey. The patients' demographics; intraoperative findings; complications; preoperative and postoperative 6th month Urinary Distress Inventory short form (UDI-6), urinary Incontinence Impact Questionnaire short form (IIQ-7) scores; and postoperative 6th month continence situations and values were assessed. Results: The median ages of the patients who received Surgery A and Surgery B procedure were 50 and 48, respectively. Both surgical groups were similar at baseline with respect to age, body mass index, gravidity, parity, operation time, and suturing time. None of these comparisons appeared to be significantly different (p > 0.05). Blood loss and hospitalization periods were statistically different between groups A and B (p < 0.05). No statistical difference was detected in UDI-6 and IIQ-7 scores before and after Surgeries A and B. No incontinence was observed in either group at their postoperative 6th month continence assessments. Conclusions: In this small sample of patients who appeared to be similar at baseline, similar incontinence cures and improvements were made for robotic-assisted and conventional open BC at 6 months. When treating SUI surgically with robotic-assisted hysterectomy, adding robotic BC seems to be a better approach than performing midurethral sling procedures.