A LEEP procedure is a minor procedure usually done in the office for cervical dysplasia (precancer). LEEP stands for Loop Electrical Excision Procedure that is used to remove abnormal cells from the cervix using electrical energy. The long-term success rate of treating dysplasia with a LEEP procedure is 90-95%. This is the same success rate as all other methods of treatment such a laser, surgical excision, and cryotherapy (freezing). We have recommended the LEEP procedure due to its excellent success rate, minimal risk of cervical scarring, and the fact it is easily tolerated as an office procedure.
The LEEP procedure will be scheduled in the office. We will send you prescriptions for a pain medicine and sedative for you to take when you arrive at the office. This should not be scheduled during your menses, and you cannot have this procedure if you are pregnant. Because you will be taking a sedative, you will need someone to drive you home. If you normally take antibiotics for dental work due to Mitral Valve Prolapse (SBE prophylaxis), you will need to take antibiotics before this procedure. Please let us know if we need to send you a prescription for this. If you think you have a vaginal infection, this should be treated before you have the procedure. You may eat a regular diet prior to the procedure.
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A LEEP procedure is a minor procedure usually done in the office for cervical dysplasia (precancer). LEEP stands for Loop Electrical Excision Procedure that is used to remove abnormal cells from the cervix using electrical energy…