Cervical Dysplasia

Cervical Dysplasia is a pre cancerous condition to cervical cancer. It is not cervical cancer. Often times no treatment is required however, sometimes treatment is necessary.


Cryosurgery involves applying liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide to the cervix. This causes the cervical tissue to freeze, which destroys the abnormal cells. Cryosurgery can be done in the office, similar to a pelvic examination, without any anesthesia. It may cause mild cramping or discomfort.

Most women have watery vaginal discharge for one week to 10 days after cryosurgery. Care after cryosurgery is described below. If the watery discharge begins to have an odor contact your provider.

Loop Electrical Excision Procedure

Loop Electrical Excision Procedure is an in office procedure used to treat cervical dysplasia. Under local anesthesia a small portion of the cervix is removed using a hot wire loop. The procedure takes 15 minutes to complete.

Laser ablation

Laser ablation uses high intensity energy from a light beam to destroy abnormal areas of the cervix. The laser is directed to the abnormal area of the cervix through the vagina. This is usually performed in an operating room after the woman has received anesthesia.

Like cryosurgery, laser ablation destroys the abnormal tissue, which means that the tissue cannot be examined under a microscope and analyzed. As a result, laser ablation is not recommended in certain situations, such as when the extent and type of cervical abnormality are not clear based upon colposcopy and/or biopsy.

Most women have vaginal discharge for one to two weeks after laser treatment.

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