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Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) is a surgical method
of removing tissue from the cervix using a fine loop of wire. The wire is
heated with an electric current until it is extremely hot and can cut through
LEEP can be used to take a sample of tissue for a biopsy and
diagnosis or to remove tissue.
The woman usually takes ibuprofen or a similar medicine before
the procedure and has a local anesthetic applied to the cervix.
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kevin C. Kiley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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