Applications of laser surgery in gynecology: Hype or high tech?

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Although the use of lasers in gynecology has increased dramatically in the last 5 years, the availability of lasers has not made it possible to perform new surgical procedures. It has, however, simplified some operations. Information regarding the efficacy of laser surgery is sketchy, and most studies of the laser in oncology and reproductive endocrinology have been uncontrolled. Despite these shortcomings of present knowledge, it is important that surgeons become familiar with all types of lasers, because future devices may prove to be clearly superior in the treatment of various pelvic diseases.
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    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 27466608
  • Author List

  • Blackwell RE
  • Start Page

  • 1005
  • End Page

  • 1022
  • Volume

  • 71
  • Issue

  • 5