Surgical Breast Biopsy or Lumpectomy with Needle Localization: What to expect.

NL PicSometimes a surgical biopsy is necessary.  A very common procedure is a surgical excision with preoperative needle localization.  In patients with cancer, a lumpectomy is an excellent approach.  With non palpable disease, a similar localizing procedure is performed.

What should you expect on the day of surgery, and, how is the recovery?