Colposcopy for Evaluation of Cervical Dysplasia

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Colposcopy is a procedure designed to evaluate abnormal pap smear results by examining the cervix under magnification.


How It Works:

  • Patient lies on her back and places legs in stirrups;
  • Acetic acid is placed on the cervix;
  • Physician will use a colposcope (a large electric microscope that is positioned approximately 30 cm from the vagina) to view the cervix;
  • The gynecologist focuses on the areas of the cervix where light does not pass through;
  • Abnormal cervical changes are seen as white areas - the whiter the area, the worse the cervical dysplasia
  • Tissue samples are taken from the whitest abnormal areas and sent to the lab for further evaluation

Purpose:

Allows Dr. Bhatia to take guided biopsies of moderately to severe abnormal areas and eliminate concerns over any abnormal pap smear results.

Patient Requirements:

All patients that have had pap smears with any abnormal results are available.

Recovery:

Patients may return to regular activities the day of the procedure.

Additional Information:

3D Animation: www.acog.org/publications/patient_education/bp135.cfm


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Metropolitan Methodist
1303 McCullough Ave Suite 237, San Antonio, TX 78212
Office: (210) 222-2694|Fax: (210) 222-2565
Email: info@neerabhatiaobgyn.com
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Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
1139 E Sonterra Blvd Suite 260, San Antonio, TX 78258
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