Journal of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy


Lasers in gynaecology – Are they still obsolete? Review of past, present and future applications *

ESGE Special Interest Group ‘Innovations’ Working Group, U. Catena 1, A. Rosati 1, M.M. Ianieri 2, I. Romito 1, N. Vlahos 3, A. Daniilidis 4, G. Scambia 1, S. Becker 5

1 Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy;
2 Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Roma, Italy;
3 Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aretaieion University Hospital, University of Athens School of Medicine, Athens, Greece;
4 Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hippokratio General Hospital Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece;
5 Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany.

* This document has not been peer-reviewed by Facts, Views and Vision but has been reviewed and approved by the
Executive Board of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy


Laser, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, endometriosis

Published online: May 07 2020


After the advent and the subsequent gradual disuse of laser technology in gynaecological surgery, in recent years, thanks to technical improvements, this technology is progressively reaffirming itself in various areas of minimally invasive gynaecological surgery ranging from laparoscopy to robotic surgery and hysteroscopy.

This paper, through a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis, shows positives and negatives of this technology with particular attention to present and future applications.