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Cone Biopsy

Cone Biopsy - Symptoms

Cone Biopsy - How to prevent?

Cone Biopsy - Causes and Risk Factors

Cone Biopsy - Diagnosis

Cone Biopsy - Treatments

Cone Biopsy - Preparing for surgery

What Do I Need To Know Before The Procedure?

The procedure may be claimed up to a limit under the Medisave Scheme.

Your procedure cannot be performed during your period. Do call the GCC to postpone the procedure if this occurs.

Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics prior to the procedure.

If you have an IUCD - situ, this will be removed during the procedure. Do use alternative forms of contraception during this period.

For procedures at the Day Surgery or Main Operating Theaters:

  • Fasting may be required
  • A partner, friend or relative will need to accompany you on discharge from the hospital
  • Medical leave will generally be provided to enable you to rest and recover at home

What Can I Expect On The Day Of The Procedure?


Register at the GCC counter.

Your blood pressure and pulse will be checked by our nurses.

The doctor will then administer a local anaesthetic before performing the procedure, which may be viewed on a television screen beside your couch.

There may be mild discomfort during the procedure, which will last approximately 15 minutes.

After the procedure, you will be accompanied to another room to rest. Our nurses will monitor you for approximately 30 minutes before discharging you from the clinic.

Cone Biopsy

Register at the Day Surgery counter (Basement 1) or Women's Admissions (level 1) (if you require admission for the day).

An anaesthetist will discuss the type of pain relief available with you in the operating theatre.

The procedure will last approximately 30 minutes.

You will then be monitored by our nurses at the recovery area prior to discharge from the Day Surgery centre or prior to transfer to the hospital wards if you have been admitted for the day. 

What Are The Risks Associated With A LEEP Cone Biopsy?

The procedures are relatively safe. However, as with all surgeries, complications may occur. These include bleeding, infection, and injury to surrounding tissues. In rare cases, narrowing or a weakening of the cervix may occur - both of which may cause complications during pregnancy.

Laser Treatment

What Do I Need To Know About Laser Surgery?

Laser surgery is a safe and effective method available for various gynaecological conditions of the vulva, vagina and cervix. The laser used is called a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser.

The laser produces a beam of intense light not visible to the eye. This beam is directed by the surgeon on the affected area as he views the area through an operating microscope. The laser beam instantly evaporates diseased cells while causing little or no damage to the surrounding healthy tissues. Healing is thus rapid following laser surgery. The procedure usually requires anaesthesia.

Cone Biopsy - Other Information

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