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Biopsy

Following a consultation with one of our doctors, a biopsy can be used to further diagnose symptoms or to confirm a clinical diagnosis. This will be conducted by our partner providers in the clinics’ localities.

We recommend that you have a consultation with a doctor and discuss together the right diagnostic processes for you. Any scans can be arranged by our teams at your convenience.

A biopsy is an examination of living tissue. It is a screening procedure used to identify abnormal cells and diagnose their origins. The procedure involves taking a tissue sample from the affected area in your body, and differs depending on the part of the body that is affected. Types of biopsy include:

• a cell scraping from inside the mouth or the cervix
• a punch biopsy, in which a small sample of skin cells are removed with a special device
• a needle biopsy, to take sample cells from an organ or area of tissue beneath the skin
• an endoscopic biopsy, where an endoscope is used to access the stomach or oesophagus

Biopsies usually require no more than a local anesthetic.

Why might I need to have a biopsy?

Biopsies are most frequently used when diagnosing the cause of a lump or growth. Biopsies allow examination of the tissue in the lump, to determine whether they are cancerous or benign.

Other conditions a biopsy can diagnose or rule out include peptic ulcers, hepatitis, endometriosis, and kidney disease.

For more information or to book an appointment, please call our Harley Street clinic on 02073231023 02073231023 or our London City clinic on 02071010355 02071010355

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