Minimally invasive surgery has changed the landscape of women’s surgical healthcare. Conventional and robotic laparoscopy are the preferred approach for many major minimally invasive gynecological procedures. However, the philosophy of minimally invasive surgery has been pushed to reduce the size and minimize the number of ports placed. Many conventional minimally invasive surgical procedures use 3–5 ports through multiple small incisions. Laparoscopic single site surgery tries to perform on that philosophy but has its limitations. Enters robotic surgery already a major force in minimally invasive surgery and now sets to remove the limitations of single site surgery. However it requires proper understanding of the instruments and the techniques for successful robotic single site surgery. It starts with patient selection. Knowing the instruments needed and the proper set up of those instruments. Then knowing how to use the instruments in operating and suturing and closing. And finish with special considerations.
Part of the book: Single Port Gynecologic Laparoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Surgery