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The Diagnostic Tool For Suspicious Cells

A biopsy is a procedure used to gather a small sample of tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope. It is performed when there are suspicions of abnormal cells or tissues, such as in cases of suspected cancer or other diseases. The sample obtained during a biopsy helps medical professionals make an accurate diagnosis and develop an appropriate treatment plan. At Comprehensive Surgery Specialists in Stone Ridge, we specialize in conducting biopsies and providing comprehensive care tailored to each patient’s needs.

Potential Reasons for Biopsies:

  • Suspicion of cancer or tumor
  • Evaluation of abnormal growths or lesions
  • Identification of infectious agents
  • Diagnosis of autoimmune disorders
  • Monitoring the progression of a disease
  • Assessment of organ function or damage
  • Investigation of unexplained symptoms or abnormalities
  • Determination of the effectiveness of treatment
  • Confirmation of a specific condition or disease

Types of Biopsies:

  • Needle Biopsy: A thin needle is used to extract tissue or fluid from a specific area.
  • Incisional Biopsy: A small piece of the abnormal tissue is removed for examination.
  • Excisional Biopsy: The entire abnormal area or lump is surgically removed.
  • Endoscopic Biopsy: A flexible tube with a camera is used to collect tissue samples.
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy: A needle is inserted into the bone to obtain a sample of bone marrow.
  • Fine-Needle Aspiration: A needle is used to withdraw cells or fluid from a suspicious area.
  • Core Biopsy: A larger needle is used to remove a cylinder-shaped sample of tissue.
  • Surgical Biopsy: A surgical procedure is performed to remove a larger tissue sample.
  • Image-Guided Biopsy: Performed with = imaging techniques like ultrasound or CT scan.
  • Liquid Biopsy: Blood or other bodily fluids are analyzed for genetic material or cancer cells.

Benefits of Biopsies:

  • Accurate diagnosis of diseases or conditions
  • Early detection of cancer or other abnormalities
  • Tailored treatment plans based on biopsy results
  • Monitoring disease progression and response to treatment
  • Guidance for selecting appropriate therapies
  • Identification of specific disease markers
  • Improved prognosis and patient outcomes
  • Potential for targeted therapies or precision medicine
  • Provision of valuable information for research and medical advancements

How We Perform Biopsies

At Comprehensive Surgery Specialists, we employ various techniques to perform biopsies, depending on the specific case and area of concern. Our medical professionals may utilize needle biopsies, incisional or excisional biopsies, endoscopic procedures, or image-guided biopsies. We prioritize patient comfort and safety throughout the process, ensuring a thorough collection of tissue or fluid samples for accurate diagnosis. Our surgical specialists combines expertise, advanced technology, and compassionate care to ensure safe and effective diagnostics.

When Can I Expect The Results?

The turnaround time for biopsy results can vary depending on the type of biopsy performed and the complexity of the case. In some instances, preliminary results may be available within a few days, while more comprehensive analyses may take several weeks. At Comprehensive Surgery Specialists, we strive to provide timely results to our patients. Your healthcare provider will inform you of the expected timeframe for receiving your biopsy results and ensure prompt communication once they become available.

Schedule Your Consultation

Comprehensive Surgery Specialists, led by Dr. Jacqueline Moore, a board-certified surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, welcomes you to schedule a consultation at our Stone Ridge location. If you require a biopsy, our experienced team is here to provide personalized care and guidance. Don’t delay in taking proactive steps for your health. Schedule your consultation and explore the comprehensive solutions we offer.

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