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Liver Biopsy

A liver biopsy is a simple procedure that uses a needle to obtain a sample of your liver tissue. You will be given a local anesthesia to prevent discomfort. The biopsy will only take about a minute to complete, but you will have to rest at the hospital for several hours after the procedure. While you rest, our staff will monitor your heart rate and blood pressure.

Your diet and activity will be restricted for a couple of days after the procedure.

Preparation for the Exam:

  1. Discuss with your doctor the medications you take. Your medication schedule may have to be adjusted the week before your procedure.
  2. Unless otherwise directed by your physician you should not take aspirin or blood thinners for 4 to 7 days before the procedure.
  3. Your Liver Biopsy will be performed at either Grand View Hospital in Sellersville, or St. Luke's Hospital in Quakertown. Please make sure that you arrive 30 minutes before your appointment. YOU MUST HAVE A RIDE HOME.