What is a LEEP Procedure and Why Do I Need It?

Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure for abnormal pap smears.

80% of Americans will contract HPV, making it the most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV causes genital warts, and persistent strains lead to cervical, vaginal, anal, throat, and neck cancer. Despite screening programs, 4,000 US women die from HPV related cervical cancer annually. A LEEP procedure saves lives.

Where is a LEEP Procedure performed?

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Blog Author: Dr. Jeff Livingston 

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