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Abnormal Pap Smear
Colposcopy [kol-POS-kuh-pee] is a procedure performed by your physician that provides a magnified and illuminated view of the vulva, vaginal walls, and uterine cervix. During colposcopy, the doctor uses an instrument called a colposcope. If he finds an unusual area of cells, a sample can be collected for laboratory testing. The procedure is quick and performed in-office under a topical anesthetic.
Large Loop Excision
Large Loop Excision is also referred to as Leep Excision. After an injection of local anesthetic, a thin wire is heated electronically and used to remove the affected tissue. The heat serves to cut away the cells and seal the wound at once. The sample is then analyzed to confirm the extent of the problem and tested to be sure all affected cells have been removed. This procedure is performed in-office.
Cold Knife Cone Biopsy
A cold knife cone biopsy (conization) is surgery to remove a sample of abnormal tissue from the cervix. Abnormal changes in the cells on the surface of the cervix are called cervical dysplasia. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia in the hospital or the Surgery Center of Mount Dora. A sample of tissue will be taken from the cervix and analyzed under a microscope for signs of cancer. This biopsy may also be treatment if your doctor removes all affected tissue from the cervix. Patients routinely go home a few hours after surgery.