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Breast Biopsy Specialist

Premal Sanghavi, MD, FACS -  - Center for Breast Health

Premal Sanghavi, MD, FACS

Center for Breast Health located in Downtown, Los Angeles, CA & Glendale, CA

A breast biopsy checks for the presence of cancer, so it’s especially important that a highly skilled and experienced breast cancer specialist performs your excisional breast biopsy. Premal Sanghavi, MD, FACS, a breast cancer surgeon with a practice in downtown Los Angeles and Glendale, California, performs biopsies on-site and is ready to help. Use online booking or call Premal Sanghavi MD, Inc. to learn more.

Breast Biopsy Q & A

What are my breast biopsy options?

There are a number of different breast biopsies that can be performed either by a breast radiologist or breast surgeon. The various types of breast biopsy performed by specialized breast radiologists include:

  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy: tests the fluid or cells from within the lump
  • Core needle biopsy: removal of multiple samples via needle, usually with ultrasound
  • Stereotactic biopsy: done during a mammogram, with sample removal via needle
  • MRI-guided core needle biopsy: with MRI guidance, a core needle collects a sample

There is an additional test performed by breast surgeons, a surgical excisional biopsy. This involves the removal of a small portion of breast tissue while you're under anesthesia and is indicated in certain patients

What happens after a surgical excisional breast biopsy?

A breast biopsy is usually an outpatient procedure, and in most cases, you can go home as soon as the procedure is over.

In the case of a surgical biopsy, the procedure takes longer, and you'll need to spend a short period in recovery after the procedure. However, a surgical biopsy is still an outpatient procedure.

When will I get the results from my biopsy?

A pathologist examines your sample and sends the results to Dr. Sanghavi, who then discusses the results with you.

If your results indicate that you have cancerous cells, Dr. Sanghavi can go over treatment options and make recommendations customized for you.

At Premal Sanghavi MD, Inc., Dr. Sanghavi and her team provide lumpectomy and mastectomy for patients with breast cancer, as well as intraoperative radiation therapy for patients in certain situations.

For a consultation with a skilled provider experienced in breast biopsy and to learn more about your options if signs of breast cancer are detected, call Premal Sanghavi MD, Inc. in downtown Los Angeles or Glendale, California, or schedule an appointment using the online booking feature today.