Reasons for Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure

When your doctor informs you that you need the Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure procedure performed it can be scary. Learn exactly what the procedure involves, the reasons it needs to be performed and what the next steps could be.

Why Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure is Performed


Alternate Names for Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure:
LEEP
LLEC large loop excision of the cervix
LLETZ large loop excision of the transformation
Loop cone biopsy of the cervix

Reasons for Procedure

LEEP is often done after abnormal cells have been found on the cervix. These abnormal cells are often found on a Pap test . If the cells found on a Pap test show cervical dysplasia (abnormal cells) or cancer cells, a LEEP may be done.




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