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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
411 30th Street; #508
Oakland, CA

Dr. Juanito Villanueva's area of specialization is diagnostic radiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Villanueva include telemedicine. Dr. Villanueva obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Clinical Interests: Telemedicine

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $900
  • Medicare Cost: $188


What is a Biopsy?

A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove a small sample of cells for testing. The cells are examined in a laboratory to check for disease, or sometimes to see how badly a known disease is affecting them. Biopsy can be performed on any part of the body.

Although biopsy is most often associated with cancer, it can also be used to check for other diseases, such as infections. A biopsy sample can be scraped, cut, collected with a needle, taken with a machine that punches out a tiny piece, or removed with the tiny tools in an endoscope.

In most cases, a biopsy is a simple outpatient procedure. Depending on your procedure, you may need to stop taking certain medications beforehand, such as blood thinners. Be certain to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, as certain biopsies require the use of x-rays to guide the needle to the right location. There is usually very little pain associated with a biopsy. You will have to wait a few days to hear the results.