Innovative HealthCare Physicians -  - OB-GYN

Innovative HealthCare Physicians

OB-GYNs located in Financial District, New York, NY

LEEP Procedure Specialist

Dr. Wirth is skilled in the use of advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques, including loop electrosurgical excision procedures for genital warts and abnormal Pap results, to help New York City area women get the best healthcare possible.

LEEP Procedure Q & A

Why is LEEP performed?

Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove genital warts or abnormal cells in the cervix so they can be evaluated for cancer or other diseases. The procedure uses a looped, low-voltage electrified wire to remove tissue without the need for invasive surgery.

What is the LEEP procedure like?

LEEP is most commonly performed right in the doctor's office as an outpatient procedure. It begins much like your normal exam. You'll lie on your back with your feet in the stirrups and covered from the waist down by a sheet or drape. A lubricated tool called a speculum will be inserted and used to gently widen the vagina so the area can be seen more readily. An anesthetic will be injected into the cervix to numb it and pain medication may also be given orally or through an IV. The LEEP device will be inserted through your vagina and a special instrument called a colposcope can be used to provide a better view to ensure all the cells or wart tissue are removed. Once the tissue is removed, it can be sent to a lab for microscopic evaluation to check for signs of cancer or other medical conditions.

How will I feel afterward?

LEEP is performed on an outpatient basis so you can return home the same day. Most women are able to resume their regular activities within one to three days after treatment, depending on the extent of the treatment. In addition, there may be some mild cramping for a day afterward, along with vaginal discharge that can last for about three weeks. Be sure to use pads and not tampons during the healing period and avoid sexual intercourse and douching.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service. As a service to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services.

To the right is a short list of the insurance we accept.

If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to answer them.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
GEHA Health Plans
Multiplan PHCS
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)

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    "You can always get an appointment, and the support staff is terrific. I have referred multiple friends to this office, and everyone has been happy."

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    "I liked that he has a consultation room, and he will review the information from the last appointment, inquire and update your profile."

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    "The office is clean, spacious, and well-maintained. The front desk staff and nurses have always been helpful."

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    "I have never experienced this level of service. From the moment I made the appointment through the visit itself, he and his staff were excellent."

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    "He is, undoubtedly, one of the best listeners I've seen in the medical profession, and all the staff at his office is top-notch."

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    "He is, undoubtedly, one of the best listeners I've seen in the medical profession, and all the staff at his office is top-notch."

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Innovative HealthCare Physicians
225 Broadway, Suite 901
Financial District

New York, NY 10007
Phone: 646-679-1171
Fax: 212-393-9405
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