Athens Regional Health System

Stereotactic Benefits

Women who undergo stereotactic biopsy can take comfort in knowing that the procedure is safe, simple and only mildly uncomfortable.

Unlike the more invasive surgical procedure, there is:

  • No external scarring of the breast, and no internal scar to interfere with future mammogram readings.
  • No lengthy wait for test results. Your healthcare provider can tell you when to expect yours, usually in about three to five business days.
  • No exposure to general anesthesia.
  • No prolonged recovery period.
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