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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Actually: Gynecomastia surgery is not cosmetic. Surgery is called subcutanous mastectomy and it is covered by most insurance policies. Consult a surgeon, the ... Read More
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Dr. David Motoki
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Gynecomastia: Idiopathic gynecomastia does not have an underlying medical cause and will not harm your health. Therefore, medical insurance companies consider it a ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Fiala
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Breast biopsy???: Unfortunately, insurance companies and regulators take a very dim view of this. It's called "insurance fraud" if you misrepresent a procedure.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: Biopsy involves incising the skin and removing part of the breast tissue. The procedure does hurt but pain can be controlled and fear of pain should n ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Patients: have varying sensitivity to needle biopsy. Local anesthesia can be used liberally, and some patients barely feel anything. Others feel mild discomfo ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Sample removed: Three ways of doing a breast biopsy: direct, ultrasound, or stereotactic guidance. With all of these, the area of the skin is anesthetized, and then a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winnie Polen
21 years experience Breast Surgery
Not painful: There are 2 types of breast biopies. One is minimally invasive where the area of interest is sampled by taking a few pieces of it and the other is su ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Canale
30 years experience Breast Surgery
Depends on type : Most biopsies today should be needle biopsies (i.e. Core biopsies) which can generally be done in the office under local anesthetic usually with image ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
At an office: A core needle biopsy performed by ultrasound or mammogram(stereotactic). It is performed by a surgeon or radiologist using local anesthesia in an off ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Less is Best: A biopsy is performed for definitive diagnosis of a breast abnormality found on exam, mammogram, and/or ultrasound. This can almost-always be perform ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Bleeding,infection: This will depend on the type of biopsy you are getting. A core needle biopsy has 2 main risks: bleeding and infection .This is dependent on the type ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
D/w your husband: I am afraid i can not answer that question. You should discuss this with your husband and see what is his answer. If you ask him to come perhaps he w ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No one answer that: Except the doc who is doing your biopsy that doc can give u odds based on what the mammogram showed but the final result will be the biopsy which your ... Read More

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