What are the primary surgical therapies for the treatment of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection?

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Peter A Gearhart, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Primary surgical therapy can often be accomplished in the office and includes the following options:

  • Cryosurgery

  • Electrosurgery with either electrodesiccation or loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

  • Simple surgical excision with a scalpel, scissors, or curette

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