Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) Topic Guide
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP): Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) is a procedure used to treat mild to moderate dysplasia of the cervix (cervical dysplasia, precancerous changes to the cervix). LEEP is also referred to as arge loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ). Typically dysplasia is diagnosed through colposcopy and/or biopsies. LEEP is performed in a doctor's office or outpatient surgery senter. Few women suffer complications from LEEP procedure.
Cervical Cancer Cervical cancer can be cured if it is detected and treated early. Risk factors for cervical cancer include HPV infection, smoking, oral contraceptive use, and having a weakened immune system. Treatment for cervical cancer includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.