Cervical Dysplasia Treatment Options
A colposcopy is a simple and quick outpatient procedure that uses a colposcope to look at the cervix and vagina. This preventative health procedure can help identify any suspicious cells or irregularities in the cervix or vagina.
If the provider finds any suspicious cells during a colposcopy they may take a small sample tissue, called a biopsy, and send to a lab for testing. A doctor may take a vaginal or cervical biopsy.
Cold Knife Cone Biopsy
Cold knife cone biopsy/conization is a surgical procedure used to remove tissue from the cervix. The cervix is the narrow part of the lower end of the uterus and terminates in the vagina. Cold knife cone biopsy is also called conization. This procedure removes a large cone-shaped piece of the cervix to look for precancerous cells, or cancerous material.
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure is used in the removal of abnormal cervical cells that may have been identified through a biopsy. A small, thin wire is inserted into the cervix and a low voltage electrical current is passed through a loop, cutting away the cervical cells in question.