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Biopsies

Biopsies

Biopsies services offered in Fort Worth, TX

Biopsies involve removing tissue samples from your body so they can be closely evaluated. Elite Health Center is a private medical practice in Fort Worth, Texas that provides many health services, including biopsies. Michael Bailey, DO, is board-certified with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and has more than 22 years of experience working in family and emergency medicine. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about biopsies.

Biopsies Q & A

What are biopsies?

Biopsies are medical procedures that remove a sample of tissue, fluid, or abnormal growth from your body. The sample is sent to a lab for evaluation. A pathologist closely examines the tissue at the lab to determine a diagnosis.

Dr. Bailey performs minor biopsies at Elite Health Center.

Who needs biopsies?

Dr. Bailey determines who needs biopsies during a health visit. He could recommend a biopsy if you have an abnormal growth and he wants to confirm or rule out cancer. Dr. Bailey might also perform a biopsy to determine the best treatment for a disease or assess the health of an organ or the severity of a disease like liver health and cirrhosis.

What kinds of biopsies are there?

Health care providers use many techniques when performing biopsies. Although at Elite Health Center, we only perform minor skin biopsies.

 

Skin biopsy

A skin biopsy involves taking a sample of abnormal skin growth by cutting or shaving. If you notice an abnormal spot on your skin, it is always important to bring it up to your provider. Dr Bailey will examine it and determine whether it needs to be removed. He will go over the process of a biopsy and ensure you understand the necessary steps.

Dr. Bailey talks to you about which biopsy you need and what to expect during the procedure. It’s not unusual to have some pain during a biopsy.

What happens after biopsies?

After your biopsy, Dr. Bailey provides the proper care for the site of your biopsy (stitching the skin closed or covering the area with a bandage) and sends the sample to the lab for an evaluation.

Results from a biopsy can take days or weeks. Once Dr. Bailey has the results, he’ll contact you to discuss the findings and the next steps.

Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn about biopsies at Elite Health Center.

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