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 are the Treatments for Cervical Cancer?
You have several options to treat cervical cancer. Learn about surgery and medicines that can help you live longer and healthier.
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.