Indianapolis Fine Needle Aspiration Specialists
The FNA Specialists at DCL Pathology understand that dealing with a worrisome health issue is stressful in many ways. The medical concern of this “unknown” alone is enough of a burden, but the time and expense can become a real challenge. We want to assure you that we understand and have considered your medical, time and financial concerns in delivering the most positive experience we can.
Fine Needle Biopsy Experts
Rest assured that your physician has referred you to the experts; the most focused and experienced in providing fine-needle biopsy services. Open longer than any other FNA clinic in the country, the FNA Specialists have an understanding that comes with successfully evaluating over 50,000 cases.
As the only independent out-patient FNA clinic in the state, we have a unique opportunity to respect and protect your time.
Scheduling: Your appointment is set to occur within a few days as requested by your doctor and convenient for you.
Office Visit: Your entire experience will typically last no more than an hour.
Result: Preliminary results are typically discussed with you before you leave.
As an independent out-patient facility, you only pay for what you need. Your cost can be significantly less than any alternative. It is our Focus, Experience, and Dedication that develop understanding.
Fine Needle Biopsy (FNB) is a less invasive method of providing an accurate and useful diagnosis to the referring physician while minimizing the anxiety, pain, risk, and expense for the patient. The biopsy results will allow the physician to efficiently plan appropriate follow-up care.
No special preparations. You are encouraged to take regular meals and medications prior to your FNA biopsy visit.
No. You will be fully awake during the procedure. Only a local anesthetic is needed.
The procedure is about as painful as a #8220;little rubber band snap." The doctor numbs the surrounding skin with lidocaine. Of the several methods available for taking biopsies, FNB is the least painful.
The actual sampling of the lump is completed in moments. An additional 30 minutes are spent with the physician as he/she describes the procedure and answers questions you may have. In total, patients should expect the appointment to last for about one hour.
The doctor will usually inform you of the preliminary findings before you leave. Your referring physician will contact you with the final diagnosis.
The sampled area may be slightly swollen and tender for a day or two. About 1 patient in 10 experiences a small bruise similar to the kind that can occur when blood is drawn.
Immediately. Nothing about the procedure interferes with your ability to perform normally.
DCL Pathology will file all insurance claims on your behalf. If you do not have insurance, DCL Pathology will establish a payment plan for you.
The DCL Pathology main office is located on the North side of Indianapolis, just south of Carmel. The address is: 10291 N Meridian Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46290. We also partner with other radiology facilities on the North side of Indianapolis. If you are uncertain of where your appointment is scheduled, please contact us.