“Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal” Schopenhauer said. In a different perspective, Henry David Thoreau pointed out that “Things do not change; we change”. I think they both were equally right when it comes to Female Pelvic Medicine. In our field surgical practice continues to evolve fast and brings new advantages by improving efficacy and reducing risks with facing the same medical conditions. As the technology advances rapidly and new evidence on safety and effectiveness is gathered, we feel obligated to cover all aspects of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery in a fair, balanced way to include laparoscopic, robotic-assisted, and vaginal approaches in female pelvic floor disorders.
This special issue covers the field within 11 review articles starting from the basics such as principles of electrosurgery, overcoming surgical challenges, followed by comparing vaginal surgical procedures, adapting laparoscopy and robot-assisted surgeries. Last but not least promising innovative surgical techniques such as laparoscopic lateral suspension, vaginal assisted laparoscopic colpopexy, and Neuropelviology, a new expanding field are included.
I would like to thank Vicky Wong and her co-workers in editorial office for their tireless efforts in Gynecology and Pelvic Medicine to bring this special issue called “Minimally Invasive Treatment Modalities for Female Pelvic Floor Disorders”.
Provenance and Peer Review: This article was commissioned by the Editorial Office, Gynecology and Pelvic Medicine. The article did not undergo external peer review.
Conflicts of Interest: The author has completed the ICMJE uniform disclosure form (available at http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/gpm-2020-pfd-11). The series “Minimally Invasive Treatment Modalities for Female Pelvic Floor Disorders” was commissioned by the editorial office without any funding or sponsorship. GSK served as the unpaid Guest Editor of the series and serves as an unpaid editorial board member of Gynecology and Pelvic Medicine from Nov 2019 to Oct 2021.
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Cite this article as: Kilic GS. Current surgical techniques to improve pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. Gynecol Pelvic Med 2020;3:31.