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Offering the latest in colposcopy technology for abnormal Pap smears.
Colposcopy procedures are generally administered to check for abnormalities found on a pap smear conducted at a well woman examination. During colposcopy procedures, samples of the affected area of the cervix are sent to the pathologist for exam. Depending on the results, treatment is planned either using cryotherapy or LEEP procedure.
Reasons for a Colposcopy Procedure
Abnormal Pap Smears can be caused by a virus called HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). Left untreated, cervical cell changes that cause abnormal results can progress to precancerous or cancerous changes, so early detection is extremely important.
If your Pap Smear comes back abnormal, a colposcopy may be necessary to take a closer look and identify abnormal tissue. Various solutions will be applied to the vagina and cervix and a colposcope is used to examine and identify abnormalities.
If an area of abnormal tissues are found, a cervical biopsy will be done for further testing. Dedicated to providing the best in patient care, Plaza OB/GYN offers the latest in colposcopy technology for abnormal Pap smears with the DySIS™ Advanced Cervical Imaging System.
Benefits of a DySIS Colposcopy
The DySIS Advanced Cervical Imaging System is a high resolution digital colposcope with an adjunctive map that standardizes and objectively measures the colposcopy procedure. The DySIS instrument measures the acetowhitening effect, which is an indication of abnormal cells. This helps our physicians select biopsies to catch abnormal areas early while they are small and easily treatable. It also gives patients the option to watch the exam and images and video can be stored to compare to future exams if needed.
The measurement is summarized in a DySISmap Advanced Cervical Scan. The DySISmap is a unique, patented, digital scan of the acetowhitening effect (abnormal cervical cells), which is color-coded for ease of reading. By highlighting the cervical areas with extreme acetowhitening, our physicians can more easily select areas to biopsy.
- Helps our providers objectively quantify the colposcopy procedure
- Takes images and video for our providers to use for future exam comparisons
- Reassures and educates our patients about the colposcopy procedure
At Plaza OB/GYN, we believe in the importance of early detection and accurate results. If you've had an abnormal pap smear, contact us to learn more about our services or set up an appointment!
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