This focused issue on “Minimally Invasive Treatment Modalities for Female Pelvic Floor Disorders” is edited by Dr. Gokhan Kilic, from Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, U.S.A.
This focused issue on “Minimally Invasive Treatment Modalities for Female Pelvic Floor Disorders” aims to provide perspectives and minimally invasive treatment experience in the field of treating female pelvic floor disorders to specialists around the world. We thank each of the authors and look forward to their invaluable contribution.
Gokhan Kilic, MD, FACOG, FACS
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
Dr. Sami Gokhan Kilic is fully board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. As the Program Director of Urorogynecology and Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Dr. Kilic oversees the quality of the residents’ education through direct oversight of didactic and clinical teaching, evaluation of residents, direct surgical supervision, and mentoring of scholarly research activities. Dr. Kilic has over 15 years of active involvement in Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty career development, fellows and resident training in research, clinical setting and surgical setting at a large volume, tertiary care academic setting. He has been a member of resident Clinical Competency Committee, which gives him an opportunity to evaluate their clinical, surgical improvements. Dr. Kilic has received numerous awards as a “Best research supervising faculty”, “Best teaching faculty”, “Best surgical mentor” throughout the years. Dr. Kilic expanded his commitment to teaching to the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery to junior faculty members and other care providers.
Dr. Kilic sees every aspect of pelvic floor disorders on a regular basis in the clinic. In addition, Dr. Kilic has been performing surgical procedures for pelvic floor disorders utilizing abdominal, laparoscopic, and vaginal routes. He was an early adopter robotic surgery at the institution. His research interest has been developing and investigating novel techniques in robotic surgery, such as being a pioneer investigator about the role of barbed suture on robotic sacrocolpopexy and studying the outcomes of robotic urethropexy.
Focused issue outline:
The complete outline of this focused issue is listed below:
- Introduction to the focused issue
- Come back of BURCH with Minimally invasive techniques
- History of minimally invasive surgery
- Minimally invasive surgery in pelvic pain
- Lateral wall suspension on apical vaginal defects
- Challenges in minimally invasive surgery
- The transvaginal tape (TVT) surgery versus trans-obturator tape (TOT) for stress urinary incontinence
- The sacrospinous ligament fixation and the uterosacral ligament fixation in the treatment of the apical vaginal wall defect
- Robotic sacrocolpopexy
- Principles and safe use of electrosurgery in minimally invasive surgery
- Vaginal approach to the anterior and posterior compartment defects
- Laparoscopic assisted vaginal sacrocolpopexy