To put it simply, a biopsy is a test used to diagnose diseases. A medical professional examines a sample of cells or tissues under a microscope to look for diseases. Generally speaking, an excisional biopsy is when surgery is used to remove an entire lump. An incisional biopsy is the removal of a tissue sample.
What is the Point of This Test?
There are different types of biopsies, and the one that you require will depend on your unique situation. Here at the office of Dr. Joseph Thomas, we can perform a biopsy to discover the presence and extent of a disease. From there, we can determine if the patient may require some type of advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
What to Expect
A biopsy is performed in the comfort of our office in Chicago. During the procedure, a small piece of internal tissue is removed using specialized techniques. The tissue can then be analyzed in order to either diagnose or rule out a disease.
Contact Our Office Today
If you have a suspicion regarding your health and want to know whether or not you may benefit from advanced laparoscopic techniques, it is highly recommended that you schedule a consultation at the office of Dr. Joseph Thomas as soon as possible. A qualified health professional can determine if a biopsy is required. Your suspicion may be nothing, or it may be a sign of a serious health condition that needs treatment. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Chicago and find out for sure.