She worked as senior resident at Guntur General Hospital and She got selected for many prestigious fellowships such as Indian Association of Dermatologist Venereologist and Leprologists (IADVL)observership etc.



Skin Biopsy

Skin Biopsy Tests By Expert Doctors

A skin biopsy is a procedure in which a doctor cuts and removes a small sample of skin to have it tested. This sample may help your doctor diagnose diseases such as skin cancer, infection, or other skin disorders.

There are several types of skin biopsy, including:

Shave Biopsy

The doctor shaves a thin layer from the top of a lesion

Punch Biopsy

The doctor uses an instrument called a punch to remove a circular section through all layers of the lesion.

Excisional Biopsy

The doctor uses a scalpel to take off the entire lesion. This method is used for smaller lesions.

Incisional biopsy

The doctor uses a scalpel to remove a small sample of a large lesion.

The doctor will first cleanse the biopsy site, and then numb the skin by using an anesthetic (pain-relieving) injection. The skin is then sampled using one of the above procedures. Shave biopsies do not usually need stitches, while punch, excisional, and incisional biopsies will sometimes be closed with sutures or steri-strips. The procedure is usually done in the doctor’s office. The tissue is processed, and a pathologist examines the skin biopsy sample to determine if there is any disease.