Women’s Care provides the Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) of the cervix for patients.
LEEP is an electrosurgical procedure used as part of the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal or cancerous conditions. It involves using a wire loop that is heated with electric current to remove the cells and tissue in the lower genital tract, which includes the cervix and vagina. Our board-certified physicians perform the LEEP procedure in-office for women.
LEEP is performed when cervical or vaginal problems are found during a pelvic exam, or when abnormal cells are found during a pap smear test. It is commonly used to assist in diagnosing conditions, such as polyps, genital warts that may indicate HPV, and diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure.
During the LEEP procedure, your provider inserts a speculum into the vagina to expose the cervix. The LEEP wire is then inserted through the speculum, passing through the tissues. Your provider may need to perform one or more passes to remove the tissue, which may cause slight pressure or cramping. The tissue that is removed from your cervix is sent for further testing after the procedure is complete.
Women’s Care strives to provide the highest quality care for patients through a wide range of in-office procedures, including LEEP excision of the cervix. Our expert physicians are here to provide you with peace of mind and answer any questions you may have about your health and your care. If you are interested in learning more about LEEP, please schedule an appointment at Women’s Care today.