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How long will my liver biopsy take?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 15 minutes

Lie on the proper table, prep the skin, insert needle.
..Sometimes under ultrasound guidance, remove needle, may need more than one specimen.

In brief: 15 minutes

Lie on the proper table, prep the skin, insert needle.
..Sometimes under ultrasound guidance, remove needle, may need more than one specimen.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology

In brief: Pretty quick

Most of the time for the actual procedure is spent positioning the patient and ascertaining the exact location and approach needed to acquire tissue from the liver, avoiding other organs in the area.
The results of a liver biopsy will often be available in 2 days, but additional studies may delay the case several additional days.

In brief: Pretty quick

Most of the time for the actual procedure is spent positioning the patient and ascertaining the exact location and approach needed to acquire tissue from the liver, avoiding other organs in the area.
The results of a liver biopsy will often be available in 2 days, but additional studies may delay the case several additional days.
Dr. Barry Kahn
Dr. Barry Kahn
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