3rd Edition of Global Conference on Surgery and Anesthesia

September 14-15, 2022 | Online Event

September 14 -15, 2022 | Online Event
GCSA 2019

Minimally invasive and uterus-preserving techniques in pelvic floor surgery

Pawel Szymanowski, Speaker at Surgery Conference
Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland
Title : Minimally invasive and uterus-preserving techniques in pelvic floor surgery


More than 30% of women in the western world suffer from different urogynecological diseases like urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). In cases of POP the most commonly used operative procedure is still a hysterectomy with anterior and posterior colporrhaphy even though the uterus is not the cause of the prolapse. Instead POP is a result of different defects of fascia and ligaments in the pelvic floor. These defects should be accurately detected and taken into account when planning operative treatment. There are plenty of minimally invasive laparoscopic methods dedicated to these defects such as: laparoscopic hystero-, colpo-, cervicosacropexy, pectopexy, laparoscopic lateral repair and laparoscopic colporrhaphy. The use of minimally invasive methods in pelvic floor repair is less of a burden for the patients and reduces the hospitalization time and recurrence rates immensely. Audience Take Away: • Hysterectomy is not the treatment of choice in cases of POP • There are different minimally invasive operative methods in pelvic floor repair which specifically target various pelvic floor defects • Pelvic floor surgery should often be performed by an interdisciplinary team of gynecologists, urologists and colorectal surgeons


Pawel Szymanowski graduated medicine from the Medical School of Hannover and then did a specialization in gynecology and obstetrics in Germany where he worked for 15 years. He has been the head of department since 2006. His main focus over the years and still to today is urogynecology. In 2013 he moved to Poland where he has continued his work in urogynecology and operative gynecology. He is currently the head of the Department of Gynecology and Urogynecology at Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University. In May 2017 he became the President of thePolish Urogynecological Association.