Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to some frequently asked questions.

Yes, a vacuum-assisted biopsy procedure with a Mammotome biopsy device is highly accurate in helping your doctor diagnose various breast abnormalities. Physicians have performed over 10 million breast procedures using the Mammotome Breast Biopsy System since its introduction in 1995.

A Mammotome probe is inserted into the breast through a ¼ inch incision. The incision does not require stitches, just a small adhesive bandage.
A Mammotome breast biopsy device will minimize scarring. With an open surgical procedure, there is a possibility of scarring and disfigurement.
Yes, the Mammotome breast biopsy devices require only local anesthesia.

No, it is an outpatient procedure.

No, the biopsy site identifier, designed to permanently mark the biopsy site, is very small. You will not feel it once it is in place.