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Minimally Invasive Repair of Genitourinary Fistulas
A comprehensive review of the principles of surgery for genitourinary fistula with an up-to-date perspective, including the use of vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic routes of surgery.
Learning Objectives
  1. Understand the surgical and non-surgical options for the treatment of genitourinary fistula and the success rates of different approaches.
  2. Be able to describe the relative risks and benefits associated with each approach to genitourinary fistula repair.
  3. Understand how the primary steps of genitourinary fistula repair are performed using the robotic surgical platform.
Sarah Collins MD, has been in academic practice in Urogynecology in the Chicago area since 2011. She is fellowship trained and board-certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and offers the full depth and breadth of urogynecology clinical and surgical practice with specialties in minimally invasive pelvic surgery including conventional laparoscopic and robotic surgery as well as single-port robotic surgery. She has a special interest in clinical practice efficiency, maximizing patient-centered care and shared decision-making. Her research interests include shared decision-making around treatments for pelvic floor disorders and the impact of pelvic floor disorders on physical activity and exercise. She is involved in national and international writing groups for the development of clinical guidelines and terminology documents. She is dedicated to global health and travels to Rwanda every year for an obstetric fistula mission to treat women with serious obstetrical injuries.

Accreditation Statement

The American Urogynecologic Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Urogynecologic Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. AUGS mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, AUGS seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. AUGS is committed to providing learners with high-quality CME.

Faculty Disclosures

Sarah Collins serves as an expert witness for Butler Snow/Johnson & Johnson and a content expert for MCG Health. 

All relevant financial relationshps have been mitigated.

Planner and Staff Disclosures

None of the planners, reviewers, or AUGS staff have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Availability: Retired
Cost: Member: $0.00
Non-Member: $50.00
Fellow: $0.00
Student: $0.00
Affiliate: $0.00
Fellow-Program: $0.00
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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