Surgical Applications — Gynecology

PELVIC FLOOR RECONSTRUCTION

Recommend: Ultra-Thin LightMat® and/or VersaLight™

  • Anterior/Posterior Colporrhaphy (Cystocele and Rectocele)
  • Vaginal Paravaginal Repair
  • Enterocele Repair
  • Colpopexy (Vaginal Vault Suspension)

How, When and Why It Helps

  • Complex procedures where the surgeon works in deep pelvic spaces to repair the vaginal vault and reattach it to support ligaments.
  • Used primarily later in the case during re-attachment and suspension of the vaginal vault to either the uterosacral or the sacrospinous ligament.
  • Helps the surgeon find ligaments.
  • Place sutures, assess tissue conditions, and assures proper closure of the vaginal vault.

VAGINAL HYSTERECTOMY BILATERAL SALPINGO-OOPHORECTOMY

Recommend: Ultra-Thin LightMat® and/or VersaLight™

Attach to most common retractors:

  • Deaver
  • Breisky
  • Heaney

How, When and Why It Helps

  • Approximately 1/3 of all hysterectomies are done vaginally. For many surgeons and patients, this approach is preferred because it is less invasive.
  • Access and visualization are sometimes obstacles to vaginal hysterectomy.
  • LightMat® helps with visualization.
  • Used primarily in later stages of the case to re-attach the vaginal vault to uterosacral or sacrospinous ligaments.
  • Helps to find bleeders quickly and efficiently.
  • Helps to avoid injuring the ureter or bladder.
  • Helps the surgeon to assess tissue condition and verify that the anatomy is properly attached at the end of the case.

ABDOMINAL HYSTERECTOMY BILATERAL SALPINGO-OOPHORECTOMY

Recommend: Standard Flexible LightMat® and/or VersaLight™

How, When and Why It Helps

  • LightMat® will help if the pelvis is deep (e.g. large patient)
  • Cancer cases where the oncologist examines or removes nodes in the lateral margins of the pelvis. The LightMat® helps to show vascularization in node and to “stage” the cancer.

VAGINAL SALPINGO-OOPHORECTOMY

Recommend: Ultra-Thin LightMat®

How, When and Why It Helps

  • If ovaries are high, they are difficult to see and access.
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