Clearfield Hospital now offers the gold standard in the detection of breast cancer, the Mammotone Stereotactic Breast Biopsy System, a minimally invasive and highly accurate procedure that helps physicians locate breast abnormalities and obtain tissue samples for diagnosis.
The entire procedure can be performed in less than one hour. The patient receives a local anesthetic prior to the procedure to minimize discomfort. Through a quarter-inch incision, the surgeon inserts a computer-guided probe into the suspicious area to vacuum, cut and remove tissue that is sent to the laboratory for analysis and pathologic results. During the procedure, the surgeon can leave a tiny, surgical grade stainless steel device to mark the breast biopsy site. No sutures are needed, and the slight incision is covered with a small bandage. Results are available the next day.
The procedure has many benefits for the patients. It is easier, hurts less, leaves less scarring, eliminates the need for a second procedure, and perhaps, more importantly, results are available the next day, making it a quicker way to get results than the old method. It is the new standard in breast cancer detection.
Ambulatory Care Unit (Same-Day Surgery)
Physicians and Providers
Kavic, Timothy N., M.D.
Myers, Collin L., M.D., F.A.C.S.
Steward, Robert E., Jr., M.D.