Why Choose the GYN Surgical Institute for your Breast Procedure?
Breast biopsies and mini reconstructions
The GYN Surgical Institute is more than just the most advanced surgical center for pelvic procedures. As a leader in women’s health, we are proud to offer the latest and safest breast procedures from the top breast surgeons. Our providers are able to perform breast biopsies, reconstruction, and other advanced procedures. With our advanced training and instruments, we are the top choice among women for breast procedures. The compassion and knowledge of the GYN Surgical Institute team have helped us successfully treat thousands of patients. It is our sincerest wish that we will have the opportunity to assist all women with their breast surgery needs.
REMOVING CELLS FROM SUSPICIOUS AREA
A breast biopsy is performed to remove some cells from a suspicious area in the breast and examine them under a microscope to determine a diagnosis.
TYPES OF BREAST BIOPSIES
Each type of biopsy has pros and cons. The choice of which type to use depends on how suspicious the tumor looks, how big it is, where it is in the breast, how many tumors there are, other medical problems you might have as well as your personal preference. We perform different types of biopsies and our specialist will choose the best option for your biopsy according to your health situation.
- FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION BIOPSY
In a fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB), the doctor (a pathologist, radiologist, or surgeon) uses a very thin needle attached to a syringe to withdraw (aspirate) a small amount of tissue from the suspicious area. This tissue is then looked at under a microscope.
- CORE NEEDLE BIOPSY
A core needle biopsy (CNB) is much like an FNAB. A slightly larger, hollow needle is used to withdraw small cylinders (or cores) of tissue from the abnormal area in the breast. A CNB is most often done in the doctor’s office with local anesthesia (you are awake but your breast is numbed). The needle is put in 3 to 6 times to get the samples, or cores. This takes longer than an FNAB, but it’s more likely to give a clear result because more tissue is taken to be checked.
- SURGICAL (OPEN) BIOPSY
Our doctors will first try to figure out the cause of a breast change by doing a needle biopsy, but in some cases a surgical biopsy may be needed. A surgical biopsy is done by cutting the breast to take out all or part of the lump so it can be looked at under a microscope. This may also be called an open biopsy.
Breast reconstruction is achieved through several plastic surgery techniques that attempt to restore a breast to near normal size, shape, and appearance after a mastectomy. We perform cosmetic surgeries only in cases where a patient had a procedure done and needs cosmetic surgery. We do not do breast argumentation and similar procedures.