Vulvovaginal CO2 laser Vaporization

Condylomas (also called genital warts) are symptoms of a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease caused by sub-group of human papillomavirus (HPV).

Genital warts can be very tiny or can spread into large masses in the genital and anal areas.
The carbon dioxide laser (CO2) will be the appropriate treatment when
- All other therapeutic solutions failed
- Genital warts spread onto the cervix area
- Genital warts are very profuse and extensive.

Once you will be installed on your Ob/Gyn exam table (lithotomy positioned), vulvar disinfection will be practiced. Some protective glasses will be given to you, and a numbing medicine will be injected into the cervix (cervical black). All the abnormal tissue will be destroyed (vaporized) – including on the cervix - leaving normal tissue intact.
This procedure takes 10 to 15 minutes, and can be performed as an outpatient procedure (you will be able to leave 30 minutes after it). No work leave need to be planned.

Any cutaneous burn on healthy tissue can only be the result of an accident.
A cutaneous infection may rarely happen, it will be treated with local cares.

Last update: 10/2/2013