1.1 The evidence on transvaginal laser therapy for stress urinary incontinence does not show any short-term safety concerns. Evidence on long-term safety and efficacy is inadequate in quality and quantity. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research. Find out what only in research means on the NICE interventional procedures guidance page.
1.2 Further research should report long-term safety and efficacy outcomes, the type of laser and energy used, treatment protocols, and patient selection including age, menopausal status and severity of stress urinary incontinence.
1.3 NICE encourages further research into transvaginal laser therapy for stress urinary incontinence and may update the guidance on publication of further evidence.