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J Gynecol Surg. 1991 Fall;7(3):135-45.

The use of CO 2 laser for reproductive surgery.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, New York.


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.

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