Does vaginal erbium laser affect subsequent vaginal deliveries?


Vaginal erbium laser (VEL) treatments with the SMOOTH™ technology are becoming a popular minimally invasive solution for treating various conditions connected to pelvic floor dysfunction. There have thus far been no published data, however, on the impact of these treatments on subsequent (post-laser treatment) vaginal deliveries. A patient survey for patients who gave birth after laser treatment was designed to take into consideration several other factors that could potentially impact vaginal delivery, e.g. infant weight, pregnancy complications, mother’s BMI, etc. The questionnaire was distributed to patients from three international centers – 37 patients responded to the survey. The results showed no impact of vaginal VEL SMOOTH™ treatments on subsequent deliveries. The results indicate that vaginal erbium laser with SMOOTH™ technology is a safe option for treating pre-menopausal women between deliveries.


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Citation: Gaspar A.,Kolodchenko Y.,Gaviria J.,Hreljac I.,Vižintin Z., Does vaginal erbium laser affect subsequent vaginal deliveries?, EGO European Gynecology and Obstetrics (2020); 2020/03:193⁠–196 doi: 10.53260/EGO.2020311

Published: July 1, 2020

ISSUE 2020/03