Treatment for Cervical Dysplasia and Abnormal Pap Smears

We offer treatment for cervical dysplasia and abnormal pap smears. Cervical dysplasia, also called cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), is a precancerous condition and can occur at any age. There are usually no symptoms, and the condition, in which abnormal cell growth occurs on the cervix, is most often diagnosed after an abnormal pap smear. Because cervical dysplasia is strongly associated with human papillomavirus, we recommend that all age eligible and appropriate patients be vaccinated against HPV.

Diagnosis of Cervical Dysplasia

The first step usually involves colposcopy — inspecting the cervix with a microscope and taking biopsies when necessary. Moderate or severe cervical dysplasia usually requires treatment. For patients who receive the appropriate diagnosis and treatment, the prognosis is excellent. If left untreated, however, the condition could develop into cervical cancer.

Treatment of Cervical Dysplasia

Under observation of your OB/GYN physician, mild cervical dysplasia can sometimes resolve on its own. But if the condition persists, or develops into a more severe case of cervical dysplasia, more aggressive treatment is required. We offer Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) treatment in the office, to remove the abnormal or dysplastic cells from the cervix. Sometimes surgical management with general anesthesia is preferred.