HPV and Cervical Dysplasia
If you are sexually active, there is a chance that you have been exposed to the human papilloma virus (HPV). It is a very common sexually transmitted virus that affects approximately 79 million people. It affects people of all ages, but is most common among 25- to 35-year-olds. There is no known cure. But the good news is that between 70 and 90 percent of HPV infections are naturally cleared by the body. Most forms of HPV do not cause symptoms, although a few strains may cause genital warts.
Cervical dysplasia is a change in the cells of the cervix and is most often caused by HPV.
Our doctors and health care providers specialize in infectious disease specialties and have extensive training in the latest techniques to treat cervical dysplasia.
We will develop an individualized treatment plan for you, based on your diagnosis and the severity of your dysplasia.
We use the most advanced treatment algorithms for assessment and treatment of HPV and cervical dysplasia. Your treatment options may include:
- Monitoring with PAP smear and HPV co-testing every 6 to 12 months
- Larger biopsy and excision of cervical lesions (LEEP)
As part of the extensive Mount Sinai Health System, we can refer you to experts if you need more specialized care for advanced cervical dysplasia.