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Stereotactic Biopsy and Fine-Needle Aspiration | Advanced Breast Cancer Diagnostics

Stereotactic Biopsy

Stereotactic biopsy is a simple procedure that allows a doctor to remove a tiny section of breast tissue that requires follow up after appearing as an irregularity in a mammogram. This modern procedure provides the same reliability as a more complicated surgical biopsy. A stereotactic biopsy is performed quickly, with local anesthesia. It involves no hospitalization, no scarring, and no recovery time. Perhaps most important, the results are available quickly. In the majority of cases, biopsies performed will turn out to be benign.

Fine-Needle Aspiration

Fine-Needle Aspiration is similar procedure to the stereotactic biopsy, but is performed when cystic material in the body has been diagnosed. A fine-needle aspiration is a simple procedure to drain fluid from cysts or lesions in the body. Like the stereotactic biopsy, a fin-needle aspiration is performed quickly, with local anesthesia. It involves no hospitalization, no  scarring, and no recovery time. Perhaps most important, the results are available quickly. In the majority of cases, biopsies performed will turn out to be benign.

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Please call the Women's Diagnostic Center at 718-780-5029 or 718-780-5030 to schedule an appointment.