Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) Directory
LEEP (loop electrosurgical excision procedure) removes genital warts or cervical skin changes. It uses an electrified wire to separate the wart from the skin. Recovery after LEEP usually takes a few days at the most. Possible side effects include bleeding, scarring, and infection. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how LEEP is done and why, what to expect, and much more.
What Is a LEEP?
How is a LEEP done? What can you expect from a LEEP?
What Surgeries Treat Cervical Cancer?
If you have cervical cancer, there are a number of surgeries that can treat your condition. Learn what they are and how your doctor will decide which to recommend.
What’s the Treatment for Genital Warts?
If you have genital warts, you’ve got a number of treatment options that range from creams and gels to surgery. Learn how your doctor will decide which is best for your unique case.
HPV Symptoms and Tests: Diagnosing Human Papillomavirus
Learn more from WebMD about HPV, which is linked to cervical and other cancers and to genital warts.