Women's Dysplasia Program
Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center
2 Dudley Street
Providence, RI 02905
P: (401) 274-1122, ext. 42726
Please be advised that this location is a provider-based clinic and both a physician and facility fee will be assessed, which may result in a higher out-of-pocket expense.
Colposcopy is usually done as a follow-up exam to help find the cause of an abnormal Pap test. Colposcopy is a procedure that gives a magnified view of the cervix and/or vagina using a lighted microscope called a colposcope and identifies areas that may need to be biopsied. Similar to a Pap test, it is a very safe procedure. It usually takes less than 10 minutes, and most women have only minor discomfort.
LEEP – or Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure – is a way to remove abnormal cells from the cervix by using a thin wire loop that acts like a scalpel. An electric current is passed through the loop, which cuts away a thin layer of the cervix. LEEP takes approximately 10 minutes and may cause some discomfort – local anesthesia is used to prevent pain.
Women & Infants Hospital’s Program in Women’s Oncology and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center (OGCC) partner together to provide efficient and specialized care of women with genital dysplasia through the Women’s Dysplasia Program.
The physicians in the Women’s Dysplasia Program: