Dermatopathology is the science of looking at samples of tissue (skin) through a microscope to determine the pathology (disease) of the specimen.
Frequently, as part of a visit to the dermatologist, a piece of skin is removed and sent for analysis. This is often referred to as a biopsy. The biopsy may be done in order to determine the cause of a rash, to determine if a lesion is cancerous or not, or to remove a troublesome lesion. Regardless of the reason, it is the standard of care that each and every specimen be analyzed with a microscope. Specimens are processed on site by our certified dermatopathologist, Dr. Nathaniel Slater, in our CLIA certified pathology laboratory.
Under the doctors expert eye, all specimens are analyzed and reported with accuracy, precision, and urgency. Our Physicians are readily available to discuss your case with your primary physician. In addition, Dr. Slater also participates in patient presentations to visiting professors who come to DGOC on a regular basis.