Dr. Goldstein explains when a punch biopsy should be performed and why.
A punch biopsy should be done if there are abnormalities seen on the vulva, and that’s either during a physical exam or an exam using an instrument called a colposcope or a vulvoscope, which is just a microscope that we use to look at the vulva.
About Dr. Goldstein, M.D.:
Dr. Andrew T. Goldstein, M.D., graduated from the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He pursued his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Beth Israel Medical Center. After completing his residency, Dr. Goldstein moved to Annapolis, Maryland and started the Sexual Wellness Center which is devoted to the treatment of female sexual dysfunction. In 1999, he joined the faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and became the Director of The Centers for Vulvovaginal Disorders in Washington, D.C. and New York City in 2002.