All About Surgical Breast Biopsies | Breast Surgeon Northern Virginia
If you have been told you might have breast cancer, you will likely be recommended for a surgical breast biopsy by your local breast surgeon.
Northern Virginia Surgical Associates are among the top in their field for this sensitive procedure.
The Purpose of a Biopsy
The purpose of a biopsy is to remove all or part of a concerning mass in order to examine it for cancerous cells.
Types of Surgical Biopsies
There are two types of surgical biopsies.
An incisional biopsy removes only a portion of the affected area, while an excisional biopsy removes the entire area.
What to Expect During Your Biopsy
Your biopsy will typically be done in a surgical setting and under an anesthetic.
Your surgeon will remove the area of concern, stitch you back up and sterilize.
What Happens Next?
Following your surgical biopsy, you may experience some bleeding, swelling or bruising.
This is normal, and should resolve over time.
You may also have a scar or notice that your breast looks different than before, this is also normal.
What happens once the mass has been examined depends on what they find in their evaluation of the mass.
If cancer has been found, your doctor will speak with you about your next treatment step options.
Northern Virginia Surgical Specialists
At Northern Virginia Surgical Specialists, we pride ourselves in offering an extensive list of services including breast biopsies.
The services we offer include the following:
· Breast Services
· Hernia Surgery
· Minimally Invasive Surgery
· Colon and Rectal Surgery
· Hernia Surgery
· Bariatric Surgery
· Wound Care
If you or someone you love can potentially benefit from the services we offer, please do not hesitate to call us to schedule a consultation.
We are proud to offer our services to the following areas in Northern Virginia:
· Loudoun County
· Fauquier County
· Fairfax County
· Rappahannock County
Schedule your consultation with one of our board certified surgical experts today, (540)347-2805.