A Pap test is a test performed to screen for cervical cancer. Sometimes testing for HPV (human papilloma virus) is also done, as infection with HPV is the main cause of cervical cancer. HPV has also been linked to cancers of the vulva, vagina, anus, penis, as well as some head and neck cancers. There are many types of abnormal Pap test results, some more worrisome than others:

Once a diagnosis is made, a treatment plan is determined. Many times an excisional procedure is performed to remove the abnormal tissue from the cervix. A laboratory examines the tissue further to ensure that all the abnormal cells have been removed and to look for any areas of cancer that may require more extensive treatment. There are two types of excisional procedures, both performed as outpatient surgeries and with anesthesia:

Please call and set up a meeting with me at 201-957-7220 to order labs and perform tests to determine the cause of the abnormal pap smear.  Some of these procedures may be performed in the office at 20 WILSEY SQUARE, SUITE C, RIDGEWOOD, NJ 07450, while others may be performed at our affiliate hospital locations at the Valley Hospital or Chilton Medical Center.

Once a diagnosis is made, you and your doctor can determine a treatment plan specific to you, taking into account your age, personal and family history, whether you want to have children, and any other personal wishes. Most women may be treated with medication, while other women may need surgery. Medications we offer include hormonal and non-hormonal options. The vast majority of surgeries we perform are minimally-invasive and are either outpatient or may require a one-night stay in the hospital.