Safe, Precise Breast Biopsy


A suspicious mammogram or lump in the breast can be frightening. At the Pleasant Valley Hospital Center for Women’s Health, a minimally invasive procedure called stereotactic breast biopsy provides an accurate diagnosis with minimal discomfort, giving patients and their families peace of mind.


Supervised by experienced Marshall surgeon Arthur Fine, MD, FACS, and highly trained radiologist Suresh Agrawal, MD, the stereotactic breast biopsy system at Pleasant Valley Hospital pinpoints breast cancer and other abnormalities more accurately than ever before. Using advanced X-ray techniques to determine the exact location of a breast mass, stereotactic breast biopsy removes a small sampling of tissue from the area of concern. Performed through a single, tiny incision, the procedure takes less than an hour to complete and requires no stitches. It is simple, safe and painless, allowing patients to return to normal activities quickly.


Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, and successful treatment begins with an early, accurate diagnosis. However, whether cancer is found or the biopsy results are benign, women at Pleasant Valley Hospital can count on receiving state-of-the-art care – right here in the community we love.


For more information about stereotactic breast biopsy at Pleasant Valley Hospital or to schedule an appointment, call 304.675.1666.