Colposcopy for Evaluation of Cervical Dysplasia
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
Allows Dr. Bhatia to take guided biopsies of moderately to severe abnormal areas and eliminate concerns over any abnormal pap smear results.
All patients that have had pap smears with any abnormal results are available.
Patients may return to regular activities the day of the procedure.