A liver biopsy involves microscope examination of liver tissue for signs of damage or disease in detecting, diagnosing and treating liver conditions. A needle is used to remove a small piece of liver tissue in each of th... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Patients are monitored in a recovery room for up to four hours after a liver biopsy and then driven home because they are still sedated, states Mayo Clinic. Patients should avoid heavy lifting, strenuous physical activit... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The first thing a patient usually does to prepare for a liver biopsy is to meet with her doctor to go over expectations and information regarding the procedure, states Mayo Clinic. This is also a good time to ask questio... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging
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