Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes
What To Think About
Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) is less expensive and easier to perform than cone biopsy or Reference carbon dioxide laser treatment.
A Reference biopsy Opens New Window is done to confirm the abnormal cervical cell changes before a LEEP procedure is done.
If you have LEEP, you need regular follow-up Pap tests. A Pap test should be repeated every 4 to 6 months or as recommended by your doctor. After several Pap test results are normal, you and your doctor can decide how often to schedule future Pap tests.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: December 28, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology