Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure

A LEEP is performed to remove abnormal cells when they are found on the cervix. LEEP uses a thin wire loop with an electrical current to cut away a thin layer of the cervix surface. This allows new healthy cells to grow.

A LEEP should be done when you are not having your menstrual period to give a better view of the cervix. In most cases, a LEEP procedure only takes a few minutes.