What is Loop electrical excision procedure (LEEP)?

Category: Surgeries


Loop electrical excision procedure (LEEP) is commonly used to treat high grade cervical dysplasia discovered on colposcopic examination. During a LEEP, a electrified wire loop is used to remove the lesion to an adequate depth. The removed tissue can then be used for a biopsy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cervical dysplasia 8 3
Human papillomavirus infection 4 2
Cervical cancer 1 0
Unexplained syncopy episode 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Loop electrical excision procedure (LEEP)

Side effect Patients


Stopped having Loop electrical excision procedure (LEEP)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 11
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Loop electrical excision procedure (LEEP).