Pathology is the bridge between science and medicine, it is the study of disease. It points outs every aspect of patient care, such as the diagnostic, testing, and treatment advice to using cutting-edge genetic technologies and preventing disease.
Doctors and scientists of Prasidh hospital, Hyderabad, working in pathology are experts in illness and all kinds of disease. They are the best in their work. Our pathologists use their expertise to support every aspect of healthcare, from guiding doctors on the right way to treat common diseases, to using cutting-edge genetic technologies to treat patients with serious conditions.
They play a vital role in research, advancing medicine, and devising new treatments to fight viruses, infections, and diseases such as cancer.
In the last 100 years, we’ve seen many significant reductions in illnesses such as polio across the world, as well as major advances in blood transfusion, vaccination, and treatment of inherited conditions.
Pathology is the medical field, whose main work is to diagnose the problem of disease and then inform patients and clinicians. It impacts nearly all aspects of patient care, from diagnosing cancer to managing chronic diseases via accurate laboratory testing.
Pathologists at Prasidh hospital, Hyderabad are fundamental to patient care. Most medical students are usually unaware of the pathologist's role and pathology as a career. Pathologists use gross, microscopic, immunologic, and molecular modalities to determine the presence of disease, and frequently work closely with radiologists and oncologists. Pathologists can sub-specialize in different areas, like gastroenterology, gynecologic pathology, blood diseases, clotting disorders, microbiology, lung and breast cancers, and more. For every sub-specialty in medicine or surgery, there is a pathologist counterpart, who helps to make the correct diagnosis and guide the care of the patient.
When you come to our hospital, you have a physician who oversees your health care, but we have a team of pathologists assisting in your care as well. If you have ever gone through a biopsy or a suspicious mole removed, or even a Pap smear, you must have used pathology services. Their work with your physician is to evaluate and diagnose disease and determine the best courses of treatment.
Now patients are empowered to play a more active role in their health care. As a patient, you always have a choice in where to send your pathology specimens, which may be blood, urine, or other things as well.
At Prasidh hospital, Hyderabad, pathologists are very experienced and know very well their work. They are certified in several subspecialties, and a quick, accurate, thorough diagnosis can affect your treatment plan. And when it comes to your health, you need our best team to oversee it.
We have our own Pathology Laboratory or have tie-up with the best and most highly skilled team of pathologists, histotechnologists, and hoist technicians who work together to provide valuable information needed to:
• Determine the presence or absence of disease
• Evaluate the effectiveness of treatment
• Maintain your health
A few ways we strive to work with your health care in mind:
At Prasidh hospital, Hyderabad, pathologist plays a crucial role in medical care. Sometimes they are called “the doctor’s doctor,” as they help the treating physician diagnose a patient and pinpoint the best course of treatment. But as pathologists tend to work behind the scenes, the average patient might not realize what they do, which may cover everything from testing blood samples to molecular genetics research.
They work as both- a basic science department and a clinical department. Almost 1/3 of our faculty just do basic science research, and the other 2/3 do clinical work that ranges from everything from overseeing the clinical labs and all the associated tests to anatomic pathology. They use to process specimens from the operating room, observe slides and make the diagnosis for biopsies and resection specimens. They do some autopsies as well.
In an earlier time, in a hospital-based setting, pathologists have been viewed as people who used to make a diagnosis based on just looking at the specimen slides. But now they do a lot of other things like immunophenotyping studies and molecular genetics studies. They work closely with surgeons, oncologists, hematologists, and all medical specialists.
Patients think it's a black box, like a machine that you can just stick the tissue into and the result comes out. Most people don't understand what pathologists do since their impressions are based on what they see on TV, which is more like forensic work.
If the patient was diagnosed at another hospital and comes here, at Prasidh hospital, they usually bring their slides with them, and then we look at those to render our diagnosis. Anywhere from 5 -10 % of cases that are diagnosed elsewhere, when they come to an academic medical center the diagnosis is changed. So, that has a big impact.
Sometimes, they need a fine-needle aspiration, where they use a needle to take a small sample of cells. The surgeon or the physician will call a pathologist to do that. They give a quick, preliminary diagnosis, and then render a final diagnosis a day or 2 later. Also, when surgeons remove tumors or tissue in the operating room or the OT, a lot of times they need to know if they got all of it, or they need to confirm what they removed. Pathologists’ need is there at every stage.
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