A LEEP Cone Biopsy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat Cervical Dysplasia, Cervical Cancer and HPV Virus effects of the cervix. During the procedure, Dr. Sorkin introduces a long laser-like device through the vagina and onto the cervix. He removes tissue from the cervix and sends them to the laboratory for study. This process also removes the abnormal cells.

What is the average length of time of a LEEP CONE BIOPSY procedure?
The average length of a LEEP Cone Biopsy procedure is between 15 to 25 minutes. An additional 30 minutes is spent afterward in our recovery room, where a Registered Nurse will make sure your needs are fully met.

Is there an overnight hospital stay after the procedure?
No, one of the benefits of LEEP CONE BIOPSY is that it is a same day surgery with low complication rates and fast recovery.

What type of anesthesia is used for LEEP CONE BIOPSY surgery?
We perform this procedure under conscious sedation. You will be asleep during the procedure and will awaken within minutes after the surgery is completed.
You will not be paralyzed or intubated. Anesthesia services are provided by board certified anesthesiologists.

What is the postoperative period like?
You may experience discomfort at the surgical site for the first few days, after which it should diminish and go away. We always send patients home with prescriptions for pain medication so they can rest in comfort. Full healing takes approximately one week.

When can I return to work post LEEP CONE BIOPSY surgery?
Most patients are able to return to work within two days after surgery. For your convenience, we can also provide general and discrete medical excuse letters for work.

When can I resume exercise post LEEP CONE BIOPSY surgery?
We recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for one week.

Does insurance cover the cost of LEEP CONE BIOPSY surgery?
Insurance usually does cover this procedure because it is considered medically necessary.

What is my next step, if I’m interested in LEEP CONE BIOPSY surgery?
For women considering LEEP CONE BIOPSY, Dr. Sorkin would be happy to discuss this procedure with you during a private consultation in the office. Please give us a call anytime at 855-447-1212.

If I am from out of town, are there hotels in the area?
Yes, thanks to the central location of our medical center, there are numerous hotels in the area – even one right across the street. If you would like detailed information on transportation and accommodations, please let us know when scheduling your consultation over the phone.