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Breast and Lymph Node Biopsies


A "Biopsy" is the removal of a sample of Breast or Lymph Node Tissue to make a diagnosis of the abnormality felt or seen on Mammogram and/or Ultrasound.  There are several types of biopsies.   ​

​Ultrasound needle core biopsy:  Ultrasound is used to locate and target a mass for biopsy with a small needle.  This is a minimally invasive procedure, with local anesthetic, and the only type of biopsy we perform in the office.

​Breast or Lymph Node Biopsy in the Operating Room:  This type of biopsy involves making a small incision and is performed under anesthesia in an outpatient surgery setting. 

Stereotactic needle core biopsy:  A mammogram table is used with specialized computer software to locate an area in the breast which is seen only on a mammogram. This is a minimally invasive procedure that we will schedule for you at the Wellstar Kennestone Breast Center or Piedmont Breast Center.

Receiving or finding out your biopsy results:  

Whether we do the biopsy in the office or order it elsewhere, Dr. Roseman or Dr. Siwawa will personally call you with the results, and be sure the appropriate follow up visit is scheduled.  

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