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A core biopsy is a procedure that involves the passing of a needle through the skin for obtaining a sample of tissue from a lump or mass, which is then examined under a microscope for abnormalities.
The patient should carry the doctor’s prescription and visit the procedure room in the oncology department.
The patient must inform the doctor immediately if they are taking cardiac medicines/blood thinners.
There are no food or dietary restrictions before the procedure.
The patient is advised to eat properly before coming for the procedure.
A core biopsy is an invasive procedure and it generally takes around 20 minutes. The procedure is performed by a doctor with a nurse assisting at all times.
The patient may experience slight discomfort/pain during the procedure.
The patient will be asked to sign a consent form.
They will be move to a comfortable area where their privacy will be respected throughout the procedure.
The site of the biopsy will be exposed and the rest of the body will be covered with a blanket/bed sheet.
The site will be then disinfected with an antiseptic solution.
Local anesthesia may be given to the patient via injection to numb the site of biopsy.
An automated gun is used to conduct the procedure.
After the completion of the procedure, the site will be disinfected with an antiseptic solution, which will be followed by the application of band aid on the site.
The patient will be asked to rest for around 5 minutes post-procedure. Book an appointment at Manipal, the Core biopsy hospital in India
Pain killers may be given to the patient post procedure.
The patient will have no dietary restrictions and can resume normal activities after the procedure.
The applied band aid can be removed after a few hours after the completion of the procedure.
Reports will be shared with the patient within 1-4 days. They can be directly collected from the Department.