Combining Robotic Surgery and the CO2 Laser for Optimal Results
August 30, 2019 – Yokneam, Israel
By Thiers Soares Raymundo, MD
In gynecologic endoscopy, two technologies – the CO2 laser and surgical robot – are changing how we approach an increasing number of procedures. I have been using these technologies for two years for several surgeries, including myomectomy for uterine fibroids, endometriosis and cystectomy.
The benefits of using these technologies in combination are most pronounced, however, in the surgical eradication of endometriosis. Each offers unique advantages for endometriosis. The CO2 laser offers fine control of ablation or excision that preserves underlying tissues, including the ovaries, while the robot provides optimal visualization and maneuvering inside the abdomen. Together, they make the perfect combination for complete treatment of this condition…
Thiers Soares Raymundo, MD, is Head of the Gynecological Endoscopy Service at State University of Rio de Janeiro; Head of the Gynecological Endoscopy Service at Federal Hospital Cardoso Fontes, Rio de Janeiro; Vice-President of SOBRACIL-RJ (Brazilian Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery) and International Board Member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons