Mastectomy is done using general anesthesia so your doctor will carry out a thorough physical examination as well as order further tests, including blood tests, chest x-ray, and an electrocardiogram (EKG). You will likely undergo imaging studies that may include mammogram
, breast ultrasound, and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
. Please let your doctor know about all medication that you are taking as some will need to be stopped before the procedure. You will need to avoid food and water for six to eight hours before the procedure or as recommended by the doctor.