Educational Resources

Video Library

The video library is an extensive collection of video footage created by prominent thought leaders from around the world. The video library is constantly being updated and is currently divided into approximately 30 modules demonstrating a variety of approaches and multiple procedures. Over 200 video clips with more than 30 hours of footage are available for viewing now.

  • Click Here - to go to the Video Library Table of Contents.

IAPS Monthly Top 10

On a monthly basis, Dr. Mark Walters reports the 10 best and most clinically relevant articles from over 15 top OB-GYN and Pelvic Surgery Journals. Each reference is followed by one or two sentences summarizing the message of the article.

IAPS Monthly Top 5 in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery - NEW FEATURE!

Surgical Tip of the Month - NEW FEATURE!

Follow the Evidence - NEW FEATURE!


As the arena of pelvic surgery remains a dynamic and ever-changing area of medicine, editorials on controversial issues are presented on a monthly basis by thought leaders and prominent surgeons from around the world.

Case Presentations with Expert Discussions

On a monthly basis, interesting and difficult cases are presented by a variety of different faculty members. Cases often are complemented with video clips to illustrate the teaching points.

Avoiding and Managing Surgical Complications

This growing portion of the website provides members the opportunity to listen to a discussion of how best to manage a surgical complication. Each case is supplemented with video clips as well as a discussion of how the complication may have potentially been avoided.

Step-by-Step Surgical Procedures

This growing portion of the website is aimed at providing members a step-by-step description of commonly performed surgical procedures. An overview of the procedure is followed by the technical aspects of how best to perform the operation, including commonly asked questions related to operative details and potential complications. Each description is supplemented with numerous video clips from the video library.

Journal Club

Every month, Dr. Anne Weber reviews three timely and sometimes controversial articles. She provides a summary and critique, followed by a "take-home message" for IAPS members.


Dr. Michael A. Ferragamo, who is a nationally renowned expert in CPT coding and reimbursement issues, provides us with a monthly overview of this rapidly changing area of medical practice.

Historical Article Archive

IAPS has scanned the original classic articles from some of the most important surgeries in gynecology to be listed on our website, as a link for your further educational interest. Click an article title below to download a PDF.

  • Aldridge AH. Transplantation of fascia for relief of urinary stress incontinence. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1942; 44: 398-411. (The "Aldridge Sling")
  • Bonney V. The principles that should underlie all operations for prolapse. J Obstet Gynecol Br Emp 1934; 41: 669-83.
  • Burch JC. Urethrovaginal fixation to cooper's ligament for correction of stress incontinence, cystocele, and prolapse. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1961; 81:281-290. (The first article on Burch Colposuspension)
  • Danforth WC. The place of vaginal hysterectomy in present-day gynecology. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1938; 36:787-97.
  • DeLee JB. The prophylactic forceps operation. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1920; 1:34
  • Heaney NS. A report of 565 vaginal hysterectomies performed for benign pelvic disease. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1934; 28L751-5. (The Heaney vaginal hysterectomy technique)
  • Hunner GL. A rare type of bladder ulcer in women: report of cases. Boston Medical and Surgical Journal 1914; 660-664. (The "Hunner's Ulcer" for IC)
  • Jeffcoate TNA. Posterior Colpoperineorrhaphy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1959; 77:490-502.
  • Kelly HA. Incontinence of urine in women. The Urologic and Cutaneous Review 1915; 17:291-93. (The first "Kelly Plication")
  • Lash AF. A method for reducing the size of the uterus in vaginal hysterectomy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1941; 42:452-9. (An early morcellation technique at vaginal hysterectomy)
  • LeFort L. Nouveau Procede Pour la Guerison, duprolapsus uterine. Bul Gen Ther 92:337, 1877. (The "LeFort Procedure")
  • Lister J. New method of treating compound fracture, abscess, etc. Lancet 1867; 507-9
  • Malpas P, Jeffcoate TNA, Lister UM.  The displacement of the bladder and urethra during labour. J Obstet Gynaecol Br Emp. 1949; 56:949-60
  • Marshall VF, Marchetti AA, Krantz KE. The Correction of Stress Incontinence by Simple Vesicourethral Suspension. Surg Gynecol Obstet 1949; 88: 509-518. (The original MMK procedure)
  • McCall ML. Posterior Culdeplasty: Surgical correction of enterocele duringvaginal hysterectomy: a preliminary report. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1957; 10: 595-602. (The original McCall Culdoplasty)
  • Moschcowitz AV. The pathogenesis, anatomy, and cure of prolapse of the rectum. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetetrics 1912; 15:7-21. (the original Moschcowitz Procedure)
  • Richardson EH. A simplified technique for abdominal panhysterectomy. Surg Gynecol Obstet 1929; 47:248-56. (The original Richardson stitch)
  • Senn N. The early history of vaginal hysterectomy. JAMA 1895; 25:476-83.
  • Sims JM. Treatment of vesico-vaginal fistula. Am J Med Sci 1852; 23:59-83.
  • Stoeckel W. The use of the pyramidal muscle in the surgical treatment of urinary incontnence. Zentralbl Gynakol 1917; 41:11-19.
  • White GB. Cystocele. JAMA 1909; 21:1707-10. (The original vaginal paravaginal repair)


Links to numerous societies and other websites that may be of interest to our membership are provided to supplement the current information on the IAPS website.

ACOG: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

AUGS: American Urogynecologic Society

SGS: Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

ICS: International Continence Society

IUGA: International Urogynecological Association

AAGL: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

SUFU: Society for Urodynamics & Female Urology

PAGS: Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery Symposium

The Simon Foundation for Continence

National Association for Continence

Foundation for Female Health Awareness

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearing House

FUUS: International Seminar on Female Urology and Urogynecology

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