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LEEP in Denver

Diagnosing abnormal cell growth on the cervix is an important step in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. A LEEP (loop electrosurgical excision procedure) tests for and treats abnormal cells on the surface tissue of the cervix, using heat to remove abnormal tissue.

At the Women’s Health Group, we perform LEEP when patients have had an abnormal Pap test or colposcopy. Our dedicated team is here to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the process so you can get the answers you need.

When Is LEEP Done?

Abnormal Pap tests are common. Generally, the first step after having an abnormal Pap smear result is a colposcopy. This procedure allows your doctor to see changes in your cervical tissue. If the changes observed are moderate to high-grade, this could indicate a higher risk of cervical cancer development and the need for LEEP.

LEEP is used to diagnose and treat:

Abnormal cervical cells
Polyps (benign growths)
Genital warts

How Does LEEP Work?

LEEP uses a thin, low-voltage wire loop heated by electricity to remove abnormal tissue from the cervix and surrounding area.

LEEP uses a small tool with a wire loop that is heated through a low-voltage electric current. This heat allows the doctors to cut away the abnormal cells or tissue. Removing these cells prevents them from developing into cervical cancer.

After the tissue is removed, it will be sent to a lab for further testing. You will continue to have follow-up testing to ensure that all abnormal cells and tissue were removed.

What to Expect During LEEP

LEEP is a minor outpatient surgery that we typically perform in our office or at an outpatient surgical center.

  • Here's what you can expect during the procedure:
  • You will be asked to empty your bladder and remove any jewelry or other objects that may interfere with the procedure.
  • Your doctor will numb the cervix with a local anesthetic. This may cause a temporary pinching sensation.
  • A speculum will be inserted into your vagina to hold it open. This may feel uncomfortable, but it should not be painful.
  • Next, your doctor will use a thin wire loop, which is heated by an electrical current, to remove the abnormal cells. You may feel a cramping sensation during this part of the procedure.
  • The removed tissue will be sent to a laboratory for testing.

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How is LEEP performed?
During the procedure, the patient lies on their back with their feet in stirrups. The doctor will use a speculum to open the vagina and expose the cervix. The doctor will then use a loop-shaped wire charged with an electrical current to remove the abnormal cells from the cervix.
Is LEEP painful?
LEEP is usually performed under local anesthesia, so the patient should not feel any pain during the procedure. Some people may experience mild discomfort or cramping after the procedure, but this should go away within a few days.
How long does LEEP take?
LEEP is a relatively quick procedure and typically takes only a few minutes to complete.
Are there any risks associated with LEEP?
As with any medical procedure, there are some risks associated with LEEP. These may include bleeding, infection, and scarring of the cervix. In rare cases, LEEP may also cause damage to the uterus or cause problems with future pregnancies.
What should I expect after the LEEP procedure?
After the procedure, you may experience some cramping, spotting, or discharge. It is important to follow your doctor's instructions for caring for yourself after LEEP, including not having sexual intercourse or using tampons for a certain period of time. You may also need follow-up appointments with your doctor to ensure that the abnormal cells have been completely removed.