at the designated surgery center two hours before your scheduled time.
Do not eat after midnight. You may drink sips of clear liquids such as
water, juice (without pulp), coffee or tea (without cream) in
moderation up to 4 hours prior to your arrival time. No soda pop or
carbonated beverages are allowed.
all medications the morning of surgery (especially high blood pressure
medications). Avoid any aspirin or aspirin-like products for one week
- A brief history and physical and minor blood work will be done before surgery.
will be taken to the surgery pre-op holding area and an intravenous
line will be started for a mild anesthetic (twilight). This will be
supplemented with local anesthetic during surgery. You will be very
takes approximately an hour or less, then you will go to the recovery
room area. Once you are fully awake, you will be discharged.
doctor will have a preliminary report on the results of your biopsy
that day. You will be contacted the following week with your results.
- Your incision is
closed cosmetically with all the sutures under the skin. Leave the
outer dressing on for 48 hours. Once this is removed, there will be
clear band-aids in place called steri-strips. Do not
remove these. The steri-strips will be removed at your office visit.
You may shower or get the incision wet after 48 hours. If you bathe in
a tub, do not soak the incision.
- Breast biopsies are usually not that difficult to recover from. In an effort to optimize your healing we suggest:
- Limit your activities the first 48 hours after surgery.
- Wear your bra for good support. You may even want to sleep in it the first few nights.
- Avoid vigorous physical activity for one week after surgery.
- A prescription for pain medication will be provided. Typically, only two or three pills may be needed.
will be given an appointment to discuss your results and check your
wound healing in 10 to 14 days. If you experience any problems, please contact our office.