John Labban, MD, PC- OB/Gyn  
     
     

LEEP

Procedure Description

Leep

What To Expect

Leep stands for (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure). It is used when your Pap Smear and Colposcopy results have come back as being Abnormal. It is an effective treatment for a condition known as Dysplasia. This procedure, which is done in the office, removes those abnormal cells from your cervix. While Dysplasia is NOT cancer, it can lead to cancer if early treatment is not received. You may ask what the difference between DYSPLASIA AND CANCER is. Dysplasia is when abnormal changes or cell growth start to occur in some of the cells on the surface of the cervix. Some of these cells may start to grow irregularly. Cancer occurs when these abnormal cells start growing into the deeper parts of the cervix. They are no longer just on the surface. The cancer can then spread to other parts of the body.

Preprocedure

Need to take Ibuprofen before procedure.

Postprocedure

You need to return to the office in four weeks for recheck.