1.1 Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic laser myomectomy does not appear adequate to support the use of this procedure without special arrangements for consent and for audit or research. Clinicians wishing to undertake laparoscopic laser myomectomy should inform the clinical governance leads in their Trusts. They should ensure that patients offered it understand the uncertainty about the procedure's safety and efficacy and should provide them with clear written information. Use of the Institute's information for the public is recommended. Clinicians should ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place for audit or research. Publication of safety and efficacy outcomes will be useful in reducing the current uncertainty. NICE is not undertaking further investigation at present.
1.2 Clinicians undertaking this procedure should undergo training as recommended by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Working Party on Training in Endoscopic Surgery.