WOUND BIOPSY IN LOS ANGELES & VENTURA COUNTY
If you have a chronic non-healing wound or atypical wound, your wound care specialist will recommend to have a wound biopsy. A wound biopsy is the most definitive diagnostic test to evaluate the cause of the non-healing wound and can be performed in the office.
There are different types of wound biopsies however wound biopsies are performed using one of the following methods:
- Incisional biopsy – With this procedure, only a small piece of the wound tissue is removed in order to identify the composition of the lesion.
- Punch biopsy – This procedure is done with a 4 mm circular blade attached to a pencil-like handle, which is rotated down through the epidermis and dermis, and into the subcutaneous tissue of the wound margins, producing a cylindrical core of tissue.
How Wound Biopsy in Los Angeles & Ventura is Performed.
Wound biopsy is done in the office under local anesthesia. The sample is sent to the pathologist for review and diagnosis.
IS BIOPSY RIGHT FOR YOUR NON-HEALING WOUND?
For more information or to discuss whether wound biopsy is recommended for your non-healing ulcer, please contact us @ 1.805-653-5312 or contact us online here.
Dr. Haimesh Shah of Center for Vein Wellness offers wound biopsy as part of our wound care & management services to patients in Los Angeles & Ventura County including Oxnard, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, & more.