Surgical pathology is the study of tissue samples removed during surgery. These are used to help diagnose a disease and decide on a treatment plan. Often a surgical pathologist provides consultation services in a wide variety of organ systems and medical subspecialties.
There are two major types of specimens submitted for surgical pathology analysis: biopsies and surgical resections. A biopsy is a small piece of tissue removed primarily for the purposes of surgical pathology analysis, most often in order to render a definitive diagnosis. Any lesion or mass present in the body is generally biopsied or excised and then studied to see the cause of such lesion. This is called Surgical Pathology. We at our center, study such samples to find the cause- whether it’s infective, cancerous or non-cancerous.