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Leep Cone Biopsy



LEEP CONE BIOPSY (LEEP) is a minimally invasive surgery that I perform to cure Cervical Dysplasia and early Cervical Cancer.

The LEEP technique involves using a handheld pen like device that is connected to an electricity source.  The pen piece is connected to a wire that conducts electricity to slice off abnormal tissue from the cervix.

Cervical Dysplasia is a precancerous condition that can effect women of any age.  Over 90% of Cervical Dysplasia are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

HPV is a family of viruses with over 100 subtypes.  The virus infects cervical cells and makes them grow abnormally, atypically.  Atypical cells can become Cervical Cancer.

As the atypical cells continue to accumulate the Cervical Dysplasia progresses from CIN 1 to CIN 2 to CIN 3 and finally to CIS,  CIN states for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia.  CIS stands for Carcinoma In-Situ.

The process of detecting  Cervical Dysplasia starts with a Pap Smear screening.  Once detected, I perform a colposcopy.  Colposcopy involves staining the Cervix with a solution than I use a colposcope to magnify and clearly visualize the Transformation Zone of the Cervix.  All abnormal areas are biopsied.  If the biopsy reveals CIN 2 or worse, I offer my patients a LEEP Cone Biopsy Surgery.

If you have any bleeding irregularities form your vaginal canal, Dilatation and Curettage is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can help. It is used to clear the uterus of any abnormal tissue that lead to abnormal bleeding. Dr. Sorkin opens the cervix, gently placing in surgical devices in order to clear the uterus and remove any abnormal tissue. This is a same day procedure, allowing patients to go home an hour after the surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions


A LEEP Cone Biopsy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat Cervical Dysplasia, Cervical Cancer and HPV Virus effects of the cervix. During the procedure, Dr. Sorkin introduces a long laser-like device through the vagina and onto the cervix. He removes tissue from the cervix and sends them to the laboratory for study. This process also removes the abnormal cells.

What is the average length of time of a LEEP CONE BIOPSY procedure?
The average length of a LEEP Cone Biopsy procedure is between 15 to 25 minutes. An additional 30 minutes is spent afterward in our recovery room, where a Registered Nurse will make sure your needs are fully met.

Is there an overnight hospital stay after the procedure?
No, one of the benefits of LEEP CONE BIOPSY is that it is a same day surgery with low complication rates and fast recovery.

What type of anesthesia is used for LEEP CONE BIOPSY surgery?
We perform this procedure under conscious sedation. You will be asleep during the procedure and will awaken within minutes after the surgery is completed.
You will not be paralyzed or intubated. Anesthesia services are provided by board certified anesthesiologists.

What is the postoperative period like?
You may experience discomfort at the surgical site for the first few days, after which it should diminish and go away. We always send patients home with prescriptions for pain medication so they can rest in comfort. Full healing takes approximately one week.

When can I return to work post LEEP CONE BIOPSY surgery?
Most patients are able to return to work within two days after surgery. For your convenience, we can also provide general and discrete medical excuse letters for work.

When can I resume exercise post LEEP CONE BIOPSY surgery?
We recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for one week.

Does insurance cover the cost of LEEP CONE BIOPSY surgery?
Insurance usually does cover this procedure because it is considered medically necessary.

What is my next step, if I’m interested in LEEP CONE BIOPSY surgery?
For women considering LEEP CONE BIOPSY, Dr. Sorkin would be happy to discuss this procedure with you during a private consultation in the office. Please give us a call anytime at 855-447-1212.

If I am from out of town, are there hotels in the area?
Yes, thanks to the central location of our medical center, there are numerous hotels in the area – even one right across the street. If you would like detailed information on transportation and accommodations, please let us know when scheduling your consultation over the phone.