Robotic-Assisted, Ultrasound-Guided Abdominal Cerclage During Pregnancy: Overcoming Minimally Invasive Surgery Limitations?

Teresa M. Walsh, Mostafa A. Borahay, Karin A. Fox, Gokhan S. Kilic

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Herein, we report robotic abdominal cerclage placement under ultrasound guidance. The da Vinci Si system (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA) allows a simultaneous display of the operative field and transvaginal ultrasound images. Additionally, the vaginal ultrasound probe assisted in the manipulation of the uterus to improve visualization without placing excessive pressure on the gravid uterus. Ultrasound guidance improves needle placement accuracy and reduces potential for injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-400
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2013



  • Abdominal cerclage
  • Cerclage
  • Cervical insufficiency
  • Da Vinci robot
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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