How Is a Nerve Biopsy Performed?

A nerve biopsy is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. The process includes:

  • Preparation: The area where the biopsy will be taken is cleaned and numbed with a local anesthetic.
  • Incision and Tissue Removal: A small incision is made in the skin to expose the nerve. A tiny piece of the nerve is then carefully removed.
  • Closure: The incision is closed with stitches, and the biopsy site is covered with a sterile bandage.
  • Post-Procedure Care: The patient is given instructions on how to care for the biopsy site and what activities to avoid during the healing process.