LEEP Procedure Los Angeles

A Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, or LEEP, is an effective therapy for precancerous cells on the cervix. This procedure is usually done to treat women who have severe cervical dysplasia or mild dysplasia that has persisted for more than a year. It is performed in the office and cures the condition in 98% of cases.

During a LEEP, a large speculum is placed into the vagina so the cervix can be seen. A local anesthesia is injected, just like at the dentist. Then an electrified wire loop is used to cut away and remove the abnormal cervical tissue. The procedure usually lasts 5-10 minutes, and you can resume your activities immediately afterward.

You may have some mild cramping during and after the procedure. You can expect irregular vaginal bleeding and discharge for the first two weeks. The discharge may be red, brown, or yellow. You should not douche or have sex for one week after the procedure.