The use of CO 2 laser for reproductive surgery

J Gynecol Surg. 1991 Fall;7(3):135-45. doi: 10.1089/gyn.1991.7.135.


The use of the CO 2 dioxide laser in infertility surgery has expanded during the past several years. The results are equal to those of conventional microsurgery, and the CO 2 laser has been associated with bloodless surgery and easy accessibility to deep locations in the pelvic cavity. Tissue healing is good, with a marked reduction in fibrosis, especially with the use of pulsed mode. Recently, the introduction of the waveguide enhanced the use of the CO 2 laser during laparoscopy for treatment of pelvic pathology. The results suggest that laser laparoscopy shortens the recovery period and duration of hospitalization of patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Female
  • Infertility, Female / prevention & control
  • Infertility, Female / surgery*
  • Laparoscopes
  • Laparoscopy / methods
  • Laser Therapy* / adverse effects
  • Laser Therapy* / instrumentation
  • Laser Therapy* / methods
  • Length of Stay
  • Pelvis / surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Rats
  • Wound Healing