A multipurpose uterine/vaginal manipulator for laparoscopic urogynecologic procedures

  • Gabriel N. SchaerEmail author
  • Dimitri Sarlos
  • Zaraq Khan
IUJ Video


Introduction and hypothesis

The use of an appropriate uterine manipulator is key to various laparoscopic gynecologic procedures. Adequate uterine manipulation is important for total or supracervical laparoscopic hysterectomies, laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy as well as laparoscopic repair of vaginal vault prolapse. While several uterine manipulators are available to choose from, their use may be specific to certain procedures and their cost may vary as well.


This video aims to provide an introduction to a multipurpose, reusable uterine/vaginal manipulator that can be used for laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy, laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy, laparoscopic hysteropexy as well as laparoscopic repair of vaginal vault prolapse.


The video highlights the user-friendly, easy-to-clean, reusable, multipurpose uterine/vaginal manipulator.


The manipulator is designed for an efficient combination of laparoscopic urogynecologic procedures and supracervical hysterectomy.


Uterine manipulator Vaginal manipulator Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy Laparoscopic repair of vaginal vault prolapse Hysteropexy Uterovaginal prolapse 


Compliance with ethical standards

Conflicts of interest

The first author is, together with Karl Storz, the developer of the instrument. Royalties go to the employer/hospital. Therefore, there is no financial conflict of interest of the first or other two authors.


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

Supplementary material


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Copyright information

© The International Urogynecological Association 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyKantonsspital AarauAarauSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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