International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 917–919 | Cite as

LeFort colpocleisis: a step-by-step simulation video for Female Pelvic Surgeons

  • Andrey PetrikovetsEmail author
  • Theresa Fisher
  • Christina Krudy
  • David Sheyn
  • Jeffrey Mangel
  • Sangeeta T. Mahajan
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Introduction and hypothesis

LeFort colpocleisis is a minimally invasive surgical option for patients with pelvic organ prolapse who no longer desire sexual activity. Pelvic surgeons have limited exposure to this procedure during their training, and are therefore less likely to offer this procedure to their patients.


We use a split screen live action surgery, side by side with a low cost 3D model of a prolapse to describe a LeFort colpocleisis step by step.


This video is an easily reproducible guide to the steps and surgical techniques necessary to successfully perform a LeFort colpocleisis. The simulation model can be used to educate and train those performing female pelvic surgery.


Pelvic surgeons should be able to offer LeFort colpocleisis to their patients. This video may be used to facilitate the understanding and reproducibility of the procedure.


LeFort colpocleisis Educational model Pelvic organ prolapse Surgical video 


Compliance with ethical standards

Conflicts of interest

A.P., T.F., C.K., D.S., J.M. do not have any disclosures.

S.T.M. acts as a consultant and lecturer for Allergan and Astellas.


Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this case report and any accompanying images.

Supplementary material


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Urology InstituteUniversity Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive SurgeryMetroHealth Medical CenterClevelandUSA

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