Having a Breast Biopsy

When a lump is found in a breast or an abnormality is identified on a mammogram a decision must be made whether or not to biopsy it and what is the best method. Breast cancer experts agree that nearly all abnormalities should be biopsied with a needle prior to surgery.

Some biopsies can be performed in our office with ultrasound guidance while others will be done using the stereotactic approach at The Reading Hospital or Spring Ridge Surgery Center. Additional imaging may be necessary and will be arranged by our office.

While the thought of having a breast biopsy might be frightening, the results can provide reassuring peace of mind. Remember, the vast majority of breast biopsies do not turn out to be breast cancer. And a biopsy is currently the only way to achieve an accurate breast cancer diagnosis.

Below are some of the services we offer for breast care. Please call our office if you have questions about whether our surgeons can help you.


  • Evaluation of Breast Lump
  • Evaluation of Mammographic Abnormality
  • Ultrasound Evaluation & Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Open Breast Biopsy
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Core Needle Biopsy
  • Removal of Breast Mass
  • Lumpectomy (Partial Mastectomy)
  • Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Axillary Node Dissection
  • Breast Cancer Consultation
  • Second Opinion Consultation