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After doctors found a lump on Allan Atzrott's liver a few years ago, they advised him to have surgery to figure out if it was dangerous.
Back in the 1990s, Atzrott would have gone under the knife to remove liver samples during a four-night hospital stay. Instead, with new health care technologies in place, Atzrott had an outpatient, four-hour laser biopsy that quickly showed the lump was benign....