Biopsy

One Surgical Specialists

Robotic Surgery & General Surgery located in Tri-State Area, Hackensack, NJ & Tri-State Area, Parsippany, NJ

When your doctor finds abnormal tissue during a routine exam, they do what’s called a biopsy so that they can closely examine the tissue. At One Surgical Specialists in Hackensack, New Jersey, the skilled surgeons use minimally invasive techniques when doing a biopsy on areas of the body that are harder to get to. Their surgical methods reduce discomfort, scarring, and recovery time. To schedule a surgical biopsy consultation, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Biopsyy Q&A

What is a biopsy?

A biopsy is the removal of a tissue sample that is sent to a lab to be analyzed. You’ll need a biopsy if you have an abnormal growth, lump, or mass.

Doctors most often do a biopsy if they suspect your abnormal growth is cancer. However, a biopsy can also help diagnose other conditions.

Abnormalities in the abdomen or your internal organs often require invasive procedures to get a tissue sample. Initially, doctors will recommend an image-guided needle biopsy.

However, this kind of biopsy might not provide a large enough tissue sample for the lab. Or your doctor might not be able to access the tissue sample using a needle biopsy.

When do I need to see a surgeon for a biopsy?

You need to see the One Surgical Specialists surgeons for a biopsy if your abnormal tissue can’t be easily accessed using a needle biopsy or your needle biopsy fails to provide a sufficient tissue sample.

The surgeons also do biopsies on abnormal masses inside solid organs or when they’re surrounded by other tissues. You will also need to see the surgeons at One Surgical Specialists if you need a biopsy for enlarged lymph nodes.

One Surgical Specialists is a leader in minimally invasive surgery. The practice does biopsies using laparoscopic or robotic surgery. These minimally invasive approaches allow the surgeons to collect the tissue sample without causing too much discomfort, unsightly scarring, or a long recovery time.

What happens during a surgical biopsy?

No single patient is like another. The surgeons at One Surgical Specialists develop individual biopsy plans based on where your abnormal tissue is and your medical history.

The surgeons could do an intraoperative laparoscopic ultrasound probe for solid organ masses or masses surrounded by vital organs. This involves putting an ultrasound tool through the laparoscope. The ultrasound provides images of the mass and surrounding tissue.  

Then, the surgeons use laparoscopic surgical tools to remove a large enough sample so that the pathologist can make an accurate diagnosis.

A lymph node biopsy requires delicate, precise laparoscopic or robotic dissection to safely and adequately remove the lymph node for evaluation without injuring vital blood vessels.

A surgical biopsy provides valuable information about abnormal masses. To learn more about the minimally invasive approaches available at One Surgical Specialists, call the office today or book an appointment online.