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Breast surgeon befor biopsy?

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Either way

Eiyher way would be fine. www.drlugo.com.

In brief: Either way

Eiyher way would be fine. www.drlugo.com.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It varies.

Either way is appropriate, depending on your doctor's practice patterns.

In brief: It varies.

Either way is appropriate, depending on your doctor's practice patterns.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It varies by region

Breast biopsies are usually performed via non-surgical needle biopsy, either under ultrasound or xray (stereotactic) guidance.
The decision to biopsy is often based on the recommendation of a radiologist following a mammogram+/-ultrasound. Some primary care doctors feel comfortable referring people directly to breast centers for the biopsy; others prefer a surgeon's input first.

In brief: It varies by region

Breast biopsies are usually performed via non-surgical needle biopsy, either under ultrasound or xray (stereotactic) guidance.
The decision to biopsy is often based on the recommendation of a radiologist following a mammogram+/-ultrasound. Some primary care doctors feel comfortable referring people directly to breast centers for the biopsy; others prefer a surgeon's input first.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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