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How long does a breast lumpectomy take?

The breast lumpectomy surgery will last from 15-40 minutes. You’ll spend about another hour in the recovery area after your surgery before being released home. If the lump is very small, you may need a mammogram or ultrasound before surgery to help mark the lump’s location. 

Sometimes a lymph node or sentinel node biopsy is performed at the same time as the lumpectomy. During a lymph node biopsy, your surgeon will remove one to two lymph nodes from the armpit area. These lymph nodes will be tested to see if cancer has spread outside the breast tissue. Before a sentinel node biospy, you’ll have a small amount of radioactive substance, or blue dye injected to help the surgeon locate the lymph nodes to be removed.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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