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BIOPSY

PREPARING FOR A BIOPSY

Biopsy is a procedure where a sample of tissue is taken for a microscope study to determine if it is normal. The surgery consists of the suspected tissue being removed. An incision is made over the are of the biopsy. 

STEPS TO BOOKING:

  1. Obtain a referral form from your physician

  2. Book an appointment with our office

  3. If you are using insurance (Present insurance card)

MEET THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST

  • Consultation booking

  • Laboratory and Imaging test completed

  • Preoperative questionnaire

   

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • Fast 12 hours prior to the procedure 

  • Remember to leave all valuables at home (jewelry, money etc.)

  • Refrain from smoking and use of alcoholic beverages

  • Shower the morning of the procedure 

SURGERY TIMELINE:

  • Patient assessment about 45 minutes after check in

  • Anesthesia takes about 15 minutes.

  • Surgery is about 30 minutes   

  • Recovery requires 45 minutes to 1 hour

  • Upon clearance by the doctor the patient is released.

RESULTS TIMELINE:

  • Specimen taken to the laboratory by the patient

  • Post operative guidelines given

  • Follow-up care

 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BENEFITS: 

  • Early detection 

  • Proper diagnosis of a disease .

POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS & RISK:

  • Pain and swelling 

  • Bleeding 

  • Infection 

  • Stretching of the corners of the mouth that may cause cracking and bruising also muscle soreness and sometimes stress to the jaw joints.

  • Reactions to medication, anesthetics and  sutures 

  • Injury to nerves in the area of the biopsy 

  • If the bone tissue is removed healing may take longer 

  • Although the risks and complications may occur only very rarely they do sometimes occur and cannot be predicted or prevented by the physician