Types of Breast Biopsies:

Ultrasound needle core biopsy:  Ultrasound is used to locate and target a mass for biopsy.  This is an in-office procedure and referred to as a minimally invasive procedure.

Stereotactic needle core biopsy:  A special mammogram table is used in tandem with specialized computer software to locate an area in the breast which is seen only on a mammogram. This too, is a minimally invasive procedure and performed in our office.

Surgical breast biopsy:  This type of biopsy involves making a small incision in the breast and is performed in a hospital setting.  You are able to go home after this type of biopsy.