The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficiency of the Colpassist vaginal
positioning device during robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy.
The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the efficiency of the Colpassist (Boston
Scientific, Natick, MA) vaginal positioning device used during robotic-assisted
sacrocolpopexy. Traditionally, vaginal positioning during robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy is
done using a device that was not designed specifically for sacrocolpopexy, commonly a
vaginally placed endo anal sizer. It is possible the Colpassist device will result in
shorter operative times because Colpassist is flat which makes it easier to sew against.
Also, the width of the device is designed to be similar to the width of the vagina which
should improve visibility during surgery.
Enrolled patients will be randomized to undergo their planned robotic-assisted
sacrocolpopexy using either a vaginally placed endo anal sizer or a vaginally placed
Colpassist vaginal positioning device. Both surgeon and patient will be blinded to which
device was used at the time of surgery. Length of time to complete each step of the sacral
colpoexy that involves use of a vaginal positioning device (dissection of the anterior and
posterior vaginal walls, attachment of anterior and posterior vaginal mesh, attachment of
sacral mesh) will be recorded during the surgery to measure operative efficiency. Surgeon
and surgical-assistant satisfaction will be recorded with each device.
- Age greater than or equal to 18 years old
- Planned robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy
- English speaking
- Prior hysterectomy (either total or supra-cervical)
- Age less than 18 years old
- Non-English speaking
- Pregnant women, or women desiring future pregnancy
- Planned concomitant hysterectomy