Puget Sound Institute of Pathology

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We offer superior quality diagnostic pathology services to include the latest advances in pathology.

The anatomic pathology section includes surgical pathology, cytopathology, and autopsy pathology. All of our pathologists are board certified in Anatomic pathology, many with additional subspecialty board certification. We work closely with our clinical colleagues to assist with patient care and to ensure our patient population receives the latest and most advanced treatments for their diseases.

SURGICAL PATHOLOGY

Surgical pathology is the macroscopic, microscopic, and molecular study of abnormal human tissues. This includes analysis of tissue for diagnoses of benign conditions as well as for all types of cancer. Anatomic pathology is divided into multiple subspecialty areas, such as breast pathology, cytology, dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology, gynecologic pathology, and hematopathology. PSIP offers this full range of diagnostic pathology services and more. For example, intraoperative consultation via frozen section analysis of fresh surgical tissue is offered.

CYTOPATHOLOGY

Cytopathology is the study of the morphology of cells within tissue and body fluids. PSIP offers cytopathology services that include fluid diagnostic cytology, evaluation of fine needle aspiration procedures, and assistance with imaging-guided procedures (CT-guided biopsies, ultrasound-guided biopsies and fine needle aspirations, Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirations and Endoscopic bronchial ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirations) to provide rapid on-site evaluation for adequate patient care.

AUTOPSY PATHOLOGY

Autopsy pathology is an external and internal examination of the body after death using surgical techniques. An autopsy is performed to help a family understand what has happened to their loved one and to increase medical knowledge so that one can learn the disease process and ultimately the cause(s) of death. PSIP offers the full range of diagnostic autopsy pathology to our clinical colleagues and patient families.

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