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Table 1 Participants opinion regarding colpotomy (N = 16 expert)

From: A new approach to simplify surgical colpotomy in laparoscopic hysterectomy

  Mean (SD) p value
Number of hysterectomy procedures per year 35 (24)  
Amount of TLH (%) 59 (24)  
Amount of VH (%) 19 (21)  
Amount of AH (%) 22 (15)  
Estimated length of TLH procedure (minutes) 114 (24)  
Estimated colpotomy time TLH (minutes) 20 (10)  
Complexity of colpotomy TLHa 2.8 (1.2)  
Complexity of colpotomy VHa 2.0 (1.3)  
Complexity of colpotomy AHa 1,4 (.6)  
Estimated colpotomy vs total OR time (%) 18 (11)  
TLH vs VH 2.8 vs 2.0 .08
TLH vs AH 2.8 vs 1.4 < .001
VH vs AH 2.0 vs 1.4 .02
  1. TLH total laparoscopic hysterectomy, VH vaginal hysterectomy, AH abdominal hysterectomy
  2. Vaginal hysterectomy
  3. a1 easy–5 complex