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LLETZ in Adelaide

LLETZ stands for Large Loop Excision of the Transformation Zone. It is a procedure that is used to treat abnormal cells on the cervix, which are often detected through a cervical screening test. 

During the LLETZ procedure, a small electrical wire loop is used to remove a thin layer of tissue from the surface of the cervix, where the abnormal cells are located. The loop is heated using an electrical current, which enables it to cut through the tissue and cauterise the blood vessels to prevent bleeding. 

The tissue that is removed is then sent to a laboratory for further examination to determine the extent of the abnormality and whether or not it is cancerous. The results of this examination will inform any further treatment that may be required. 

LLETZ is a relatively quick and simple procedure performed under both local and general anaesthetics. Most women are able to go home shortly after the procedure and can return to normal activities within a few days. 

As with any medical procedure, there are risks associated with LLETZ, such as bleeding, infection, and scarring. Women should discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with their healthcare provider before making a decision about whether or not to proceed.

For more information about LLETZ, or to arrange a consultation with Dr Mandana Master at Burnside Women’s Health in Adelaide, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (08) 8364 3642, or fill in the contact form below.

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