We have a Colposcopy clinic where we can not only detect cancer but treat pre-cancers with simple daycare treatments like LEEP. We performed 300 colposcopies at the institute thereby detecting and treating very early lesions by conservative methods.
Why Colposcope is One Of O Favorite Tools
Colposcopy is a procedure carried out after some abnormal cervical screening tests. It involves a detailed examination of the neck of the womb (cervix) using a special microscope called a colposcope. It allows the doctor, to see the extent of the abnormal cells and the degree of change in the cells. Treatment of abnormal cervical cells (if needed), can be carried out at colposcopy at the same sitting called LEEP / LEETZ.
The cervical screening test (Pap smear) is looking for early changes (or abnormalities) in the cervical cells, that, if left untreated, would have the potential to develop into cancer in the future. Pap smear shows if abnormal cells are present but do not show enough detail about the cells.
Colposcopy allows a closer and more detailed look at these abnormal cells. The extent of the area where the abnormal cells are present is shown by applying a special liquid, which stains the abnormal cells. Colposcopy also allows a sample of tissue (a biopsy) to be taken. The exact type of abnormality in the cells can be identified.
Colposcopy examination show cell changes confirmed by a biopsy is cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, more commonly known as CIN. Most abnormalities can be treated as an outpatient and so you will not need to stay in the hospital. Treatment is nearly always 100 percent successful and it is unlikely that CIN will recur.
This procedure helps us avoid a lot of unnecessary hysterectomies.