The LEEP Process
All LEEP treatments are performed by board-certified gynecologists. This procedure is performed in our AAASF certified office. It can either be performed under local or IV anesthesia.
iv sedation available
Since our office is accredited by AAAASF, we can offer IV sedation for LEEP procedures if you’re anxious about having this procedure done under local anesthesia.
This procedure gives your gynecologist a better idea of what’s going on with the abnormal cells. Your doctor at Amy Brenner MD & Associates will recommend the right treatment based on your results.
You lie down on an exam table in the same position used to have a Pap smear test. Some patients opt to have IV sedation.
A speculum is inserted into your vagina.
Applying a numbing cream
A numbing medication (lidocaine with epinephrine) is injected into your cervix. This usually causes your heart to beat faster or cause you to have a feeling like you drank a lot of caffeine.
identify the cells
A vinegar-like solution is applied to the abnormal cells more visible.
remove the tissue
The doctor then uses an electrical wire loop to remove the abnormal tissue. The tissue is sent to the pathologist to be tested.
Blood vessels on the area are sealed to prevent bleeding. The doctor may also apply a special paste — Monsel’s Solution — to prevent bleeding.
After the procedure you may have some spotting, brown discharge that has been described as “coffee grounds” from the Monsel’s solution.