Robotic sacrocolpopexy in pelvic organ prolapse: a review of current literature

Purpose of review Recently, robotic sacrocolpopexy has become the gold standard for treating genital prolapse. Despite this, there is still much interest in this procedure, and many questions remain unanswered. This review focuses on the most critical articles on this issue that have been published in the last 2 years.Recent findings A summary of 23 articles is provided. There were no differences in total postoperative complications, postoperative stress incontinence, mesh erosion, and the success of the two surgical techniques in long-term investigations. Obesity modestly increases robotic approach difficulty and does not raise the mesh erosion rate or prolapse recurrence rate. Ultra-light and preprepared meshes with alternative fixation techniques can be applied with these procedures. Another emerging trend is alternative robotic approaches and the use of single-port surgery.Summary For women with pelvic organ prolapse, especially the elderly and obese, robotic sacrocolpopexy is well tolerated and effective. Despite highly restricted and heterogeneous data, recent investigations have included single incision methods and new mesh/fixation materials. Randomized trials with large sample size and excellent quality are necessary before the practical implementation of new techniques.