Vincent R. Lucente

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OBJECTIVES Our purpose was to determine whether a vaginal or abdominal approach is more effective in correcting uterovaginal prolapse. STUDY DESIGN Eighty-eight women with cervical prolapse to or beyond the hymen or with vaginal vault inversion > 50% of its length and anterior vaginal wall descent to or beyond the hymen were randomized to a vaginal versus(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate anatomic and quality-of-life outcomes at 1-year or greater after treatment of posthysterectomy prolapse with the Prolift procedure. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective repeated measures study comparing preoperative and 1-year or greater postoperative outcomes, including Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification measurements, Urogenital Distress(More)
Vesicovaginal fistula repair is most commonly undertaken via a transvaginal approach. We report a recurrent case of vesicovaginal fistula which was ultimately repaired using a laparoscopic approach. The fistula followed a hysterectomy and persisted despite two operations using the Latzko partial colpocleisis and prolonged catheterization. The fistulous(More)
In July of 2011 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a safety communication entitled “UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse.” The stated purpose of this communication is to inform health care providers and patients that serious complications with placement of this(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Transabdominal transvesical repair has been the standard treatment for difficult vesicovaginal fistulae. We describe a laparoscopic transvesical technique that minimizes operative morbidity while adhering to the principles of transabdominal repair as described by O'Conner. TECHNIQUE The patient is placed in the lithotomy position(More)
Single-incision slings are now approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. TVT Secur (Ethicon, Somerville, NJ), the first mini sling available for use, offers a minimally invasive approach to the surgical treatment of stress incontinence, with its greatest benefit being reduced patient discomfort in the immediate postoperative period. Although little(More)
OBJECTIVE To report our experience with surgical release of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) for the treatment of persistent post-TVT voiding dysfunction. METHODS A total of 1175 women underwent TVT placement for treatment of genuine stress urinary incontinence and/or intrinsic sphincter deficiency over a 2-year period. Additional procedures and vaginal(More)
Data on the Ajust™, a new single-incision sling procedure for female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) management, remain scarce and limited to a 1-year follow-up. Our goal was to assess the efficacy of this procedure after a 1-year follow-up. This prospective evaluation involved 95 consecutive patients implanted with AjustTM at a single centre. All(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to compare quality of life and patient satisfaction after obliterative vs reconstructive surgery. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective cohort study of women who met the following inclusion criteria: age 65 years or older, leading edge of prolapse 4 cm or greater beyond the hymen, and vaginal reconstructive or obliterative surgery. Preoperative(More)