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Surgical Breast Biopsy in Tardeo, Mumbai

A breast biopsy is a diagnostic procedure involving removal of a small sample of breast tissue to detect cancerous development in the tissue. 

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What Is a surgical breast biopsy?

During a surgical biopsy, a part of the affected breast mass is taken out or in some cases, the entire affected breast mass is removed to examine the tissues.  A surgical biopsy is done with the help of general anesthesia. The tissues are sent to a laboratory and if cancer is reported then you will have to devise a treatment plan along with your doctor. 

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Why is surgical breast biopsy performed?

  • To detect an abnormal cell growth in your tissues causing breast cancer
  • To check on a suspicious area detected in your mammogram
  • To check on suspicious findings from ultrasound
  • To check on suspicious MRI findings
  • To check on areola condition if there is crust, scaling or discharge of fluids

When do you need to see a doctor?

If you notice any lumps, bruises or scar on your breast or blood coming out from the nipples, you should consult a doctor immediately. However, lumps are often noncancerous but regular checkup is important to prevent any future problems.

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Tardeo, Mumbai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

What are the risk factors of a surgical breast biopsy?

  1. Infection in the breast
  2. Soreness in the breast
  3. Swelling or numbness of the breast
  4. Bruise formation on the breast
  5. Change in color, shape and size of the nipples and the breast

How do you prepare for a surgical breast biopsy?

Before the surgery, you should talk to your doctor about the medications you take and any allergies the doctor should be aware of. The doctor will ask you a few questions about your medical history, symptoms and if you have any chronic illnesses. If you have a pacemaker implanted in you, then you should tell your doctor about that too because you will have to undergo an MRI and that can prove to be fatal. You should also tell your doctor if you're pregnant or unable to lie on your back. Your doctor may ask you to stop taking a few medicines like anticoagulants.


All other biopsies except surgical biopsy are time-consuming and may require you to stay at the hospital longer than usual. After the surgery, the doctor will ask you to take some rest for a few days and prescribe you a few pain-relieving medications.

When is a surgical breast biopsy performed?

If you notice a bloody discharge from your breast’s nipple or if there's crusting, scaling or dimpling on your breast, you should get yourself checked.

What are the other types of breast biopsies?

These include:

  • Fine needle biopsy
  • Core needle biopsy
  • Stereotactic biopsy
  • MRI-guided core needle biopsy
  • Ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy
  • Surgical biopsy

What precautions should I take after my surgical breast biopsy?

You take rest for a few days, you can take pain relievers but only after consulting a doctor. You can use cold packs to ease the inflammation and pain in the area of surgery.


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