Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Procedure
About Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
Stereotactic breast biopsy uses computer imaging to allow for the precise location and removal of an abnormality within a small area of breast tissue. This type of test is typically conducted if a radiologist finds a suspicious or abnormal indication in your results. Your surgeon will perform the biopsy with the assistance of a radiologist.
Advantages of stereotactic breast biopsy over surgical biopsy include:
- It is performed under local anesthesia, while you are awake.
- It is faster.
- It is less costly.
- It is less complicated.
- A smaller amount of breast tissue is removed.
- You can return to normal activities more quickly.
We offer several types of stereotactic breast biopsies including:
- ABBI (Advanced Breast Biopsy Instrument)
- MIBB (Minimal Invasive Breast Biopsy)
- Core Needle Biopsy
Your doctor will determine whether you are a candidate for any of these biopsies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this biopsy painful?
No, this procedure is not painful. It is less invasive than a surgical biopsy and leaves little to no scarring. You may feel some discomfort, but can be remedied with an ice pack, if preferred.
Is the procedure long?
No, the stereotactic procedure is about one hour long.
Will I be able to drive after the biopsy?
If have a sedative or general anesthesia, make sure you have someone drive you home, as you will not be able to drive home after the biopsy.
Bayshore Medical Center
735 North Beers Street
Holmdel, NJ 07733
To speak with a nurse, or learn more about our Women’s Center, please call 732-497-1870
To schedule an appointment, please call 732-497-1726
If you have already scheduled an appointment, please call 732-897-7979 to register.
To request films, please call 732-962-7230
Hours of Service
Monday & Tuesday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – Noon