Colposcopy is a diagnostic procedure done in our office (when the patient is not on her period) to examine and view the cervix and vaginal tissue. Biopsies are usually done at that time and sent to pathologist for further diagnosis. This test is done to detect precancerous lesions at an early stage and treat them.
A Hysteroscopy is done in our office so that your provider can look through a microscope inserted in the cervix to view the lining of your uterus. There is a light and camera attached to the scope to view the test on a video screen. This test may be done to find the cause of abnormal bleeding, fibroids or polyps. We may do a biopsy at that time.
Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure-(LEEP)- is a procedure done (when a patient is not on her period) to remove abnormal tissue from the cervix using a microscope inserted into the vagina. Tissue is removed with the LEEP that acts like a scalpel to cut away a thin layer of the surface cells. This allows new healthy cells to grow.