This material must not be used for commercial purposes, or in any hospital or medical facility. Failure to comply may result in legal action. Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on Nov 16, A surgical breast biopsy is surgery to remove a sample of abnormal tissue from your breast. The abnormal tissue is sent to the laboratory and tested for cancer.
So, You Need a Breast Biopsy – Now What?
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Access your health information from any device with MyHealth. You can message your clinic, view lab results, schedule an appointment, and pay your bill. The Stanford Breast Imaging and Biopsy team provides you with outstanding screening, diagnostic, surgical, and support services. As an American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, our experts focus primarily on breast health, and cancerous and noncancerous breast disease, including breast cancer in women and men. We use the most advanced technology and give you the subspecialty expertise of Stanford's world-renowned Department of Radiology. Our team performs about 10, screening and diagnostic mammograms for breast cancer annually and sees hundreds of patients who are already diagnosed and transferring their care to Stanford. Stanford offers medical and surgical oncology, radiation therapy, breast reconstruction, surviviorship care, and access to clinical trials in a compassionate, patient-centered environment.
But then your doctor calls to say you need a follow-up procedure called a breast biopsy. Why do you need one? What does it involve? Where do you go from here?
All Policies and Precertification. Get timely provider information including policy, benefits, coding or billing updates, education, and more—delivered directly to your email. Review of medical records identified was being used for breast biopsies performed with stereotactic and Tomosynthesis image guidance. If a combination stereotactic—tomosynthesis guided biopsy is performed using a separate piece of equipment such as a prone table and the patient is moved to another unit for a post-procedure mammogram, it is appropriate to report the post-procedure mammogram separately. If the combination stereotactic—tomosynthesis guided biopsy is performed using a standard digital breast tomosynthesis mammography unit on which the post-procedure mammogram is also obtained, it is not appropriate to report the post-procedure mammogram separately.