Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure

Serving the Greater Miami Area

The Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) is a common medical procedure used to treat abnormal cervical cells, typically discovered during a Pap smear or colposcopy. It’s often employed to remove tissue for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. During a LEEP procedure, a thin wire loop carrying an electrical current is used to precisely remove abnormal tissue from the cervix. This helps in preventing the development of cervical cancer or diagnosing existing abnormalities. It’s considered a relatively simple and effective outpatient procedure, usually performed under local anesthesia.

What are some common uses of the procedure?

The Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) is primarily used in gynecology to treat various conditions affecting the cervix, particularly those involving abnormal cervical cells. Some common uses of LEEP include:

  1. Treatment of Cervical Dysplasia: LEEP is often employed to remove abnormal or precancerous cells found on the surface of the cervix. These abnormalities are usually detected through Pap smears or colposcopies.

  2. Management of HPV Infections: Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections can lead to the development of abnormal cervical cells. LEEP may be used to remove affected tissue and reduce the risk of cervical cancer.

  3. Diagnostic Biopsy: In cases where abnormal cervical tissue is detected but not clearly identified, LEEP can serve as a diagnostic tool by removing a sample of tissue for further examination.

  4. Treatment of Cervical Cancer: In some cases, LEEP may be used as part of the treatment plan for early-stage cervical cancer, particularly for small lesions confined to the surface layers of the cervix.

  5. Endometrial Ablation: In addition to cervical applications, LEEP can sometimes be used to treat certain conditions affecting the uterus, such as endometrial ablation for the management of heavy menstrual bleeding.

Overall, LEEP is a versatile procedure that offers both diagnostic and therapeutic benefits for various cervical conditions, helping to prevent the progression of cervical abnormalities to more serious health problems like cervical cancer.

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Insurances Accepted for GYN/Obstetrics services only

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield all States
  • United Healthcare,
  • Aetna Commercial Plans
  • AVMED Health Plan,
  • Cigna Healthcare Plans
  • Humana Commercial Plan
  • Beech Street Network
  • Multiplan Network
  • Golden Rule
  • GEHA
  • Oxford
  • UMR

Florida Medicaid: Sunshine Health, Simply Healthcare Plan, Humana Medicaid, Aetna Better Health, United Community Healthcare Plan.  

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