Thyroid biopsy Cracow

Thyroid biopsy in Krakow - precise diagnostics for your health

Thyroid biopsy is one of the key diagnostic procedures that allows for a precise examination of thyroid tissues and possible pathological changes. At our Prokocim Medical Center in Krakow, we offer this procedure using the most modern methods and equipment, which ensures high comfort and safety for patients.

A thyroid biopsy is a procedure in which biological material is taken from the thyroid organ for further histopathological analysis. It is an essential examination in the case of suspected cancerous lesions, as well as in the diagnosis of various thyroid diseases. It is performed under ultrasound control, which allows for precise collection of samples from the affected areas.

At our Prokocim Medical Centre, we mainly use aspiration fine needle thyroid biopsy (BAC), which is a quick, almost painless procedure. It takes only 5-15 minutes and does not require the use of anesthetics. In addition, thanks to ultrasound, the doctor has full control over the sampling process.

Indications for fine needle biopsy of the thyroid gland include presence of nodules larger than 4 cm, enlarged lymph nodes, iodine deficiencies, previous radiotherapy or ultrasound results indicating pathogenic changes.

Preparation for a thyroid biopsy is important. Tell your doctor if you are taking any medications you may have, if you have allergies, or if you have any comorbidities. In some cases, you may need to consult a doctor to adjust your medication intake.

Thyroid biopsy at our center is available by appointment by phone, in person at the registration or using the online booking system. We provide full care and support both before and after the procedure, and our specialists are always available to dispel any doubts and answer questions.

We invite you to take advantage of our services in Krakow, where professionalism is combined with a modern approach to medical diagnostics.

Price list thyroid biopsy in Krakow

Thyroid biopsy PLN 400 dr. Monika Kupiec

The most important information about thyroid biopsy in Krakow

What is a thyroid biopsy and what is it for?

A thyroid biopsy is a procedure in which a small sample of cells or tissues from the thyroid gland is taken with a thin or thick needle and subjected to microscopic evaluation. The main purpose of this test is to make a definitive diagnosis of the nature of the nodules or other abnormalities detected in the thyroid gland by means of imaging tests, most commonly ultrasonography (ultrasound). Thanks to a thyroid biopsy, it is possible to determine whether the lesions are benign or cancerous (including malignant).

Where is a thyroid biopsy performed in Krakow?

Thyroid biopsy in Krakow is performed in the city of Krakow Prokocim.

Prokocim Medical Center, al. Adolfa Dygasiński 2d, 30-820 Cracow

Access by public transport: Przystanek Bieżanowska
tram lines: 3, 9, 13, 24, 49
bus lines: 144, 173, 301, 304, 314, 503

When is a thyroid biopsy recommended?

The most common indications for thyroid biopsy include:

  • Nodules with a diameter of more than 10 mm or growing nodules of a worrying nature
  • Smaller nodules in patients with a genetic burden of thyroid cancer
  • Changes suggestive of cancer in patients who have received radiation in the neck and head region in the past
  • Abnormalities in the lymph nodes indicating the possibility of metastases from the thyroid gland

What are the types of thyroid biopsies offered at our center?

At the Prokocim Medical Center, we mainly use aspiration fine needle thyroid biopsy (BAC). It is a minimally invasive, fast and usually painless method, performed with the use of a thin needle under the guidance of ultrasound.

Is a thyroid biopsy painful and what are the risks?

Normally, thyroid biopsy is performed without anesthesia, as this procedure is considered to be not very painful. Before applying the dressing, you may feel a slight sting or burning sensation at the puncture site. The risk of complications after a thyroid biopsy is very low. Excessive bleeding or inflammation is rare.

What are the indications for a thyroid biopsy?

Indications for biopsy are thyroid nodules larger than 4 cm, enlarged lymph nodes, ultrasound results indicating pathological changes, or a history of radiotherapy.

How to prepare for a thyroid biopsy?

Before the biopsy, tell your doctor about any medications you are taking, allergies or any concomitant diseases. In some cases, you may need to consult to adjust your intake of certain medications.