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The Division of Surgical Pathology covers a broad range of surgical subspecialties, including bone and soft tissue pathology, hematopathology, lymph node pathology, breast pathology, heart and lung pathology, vascular pathology, gastrointestinal and liver pathology, gynecological pathology, genitourinary and kidney pathology, neuropathology and head and neck pathology. The division has experience with interpretation of transplant-related tissues.

We evaluate solid tissues removed from patients, to diagnose diseases or pathology. This evaluation typically includes a “gross” (i.e., macroscopic as seen by the naked eye) evaluation as well as a “microscopic” (i.e., viewed under a microscope) evaluation in making a clinical diagnosis relative to any potential disease. The division makes use of immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization, and an electron microscopy laboratory for special diagnostic procedures when indicated.

The pathologist works closely with your physician and acts as a consultant to your physician in providing your care.

We provide professional services in, including but not limited to, the following areas:

Surgical Specimens

  • Breast Pathology
  • Cardiovascular Pathology
  • Prostate Pathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Gastrointestinal Pathology
  • Gynecologic Pathology
  • Hematopathology (lymph node pathology)
  • Neuropathology
  • Head and neck Pathology
  • Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
  • Uropathology

Surgical Pathology Specialized Procedures

  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Immunofluorescence
  • Solid Tumor Immunophenotyping
  • Hematologic Malignancy Immunophenotyping
  • Fluorescent In-Situ Hybridization (FISH)
  • HER-2/neu Testing
  • Estrogen Receptor / Progesterone Receptor
  • Electron Microscopy (EM)

The division welcomes consultation material related to interpretation of biopsy and other materials in medical and surgical diseases. Consults received in surgical pathology will be triaged to the appropriate pathologist with specialty interest and expertise related to the condition.

Last updated on: November 25th, 2016